Campus Cats / Cat Zip Alliance News & Events

Oconee County Fall Festival Saturday 19 October 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Join us this Saturday! The Oconee County Fall Festival is Saturday October 19th from 9 AM - 4 PM in downtown Watkinsville. We are sharing a booth with Lori Carson (Sew Purrfect booth 223) and will be selling our homemade cat toys and dog biscuits. 

Sycamore veterinary services open house!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Come visit Cat Zip/Campus Cats at Sycamore Veterinary Services' open house today from 2-5 PM! Meet Dr. Jeff, Bulldog 93.3 FM, talk to us about community cat spay/neuter and colony registration, have a snack, and meet adoptable cats and dogs from Oconee County Animal Shelter! 1785 HWY 29 N, Athens, GA 30601

Winter 2019 – trap now!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

January and February are great months to trap! Females are in heat and typically do not have kittens yet, so this is the best time to prevent a spring explosion of kittens. Contact us at for information on registering a colony in Athens Clarke County and our weekly trap pick up and training sessions.

Saturday December 8th – 6th Annual Artists Market for Campus Cats

Friday, December 7, 2018
Hi-Lo Lounge A great way to support local artists, Campus Cats, and do some Christmas shopping! Stay for lunch or dinner too... 12–5 p.m. Mini Holiday Market
Browse lotions, soaps, woodwork, scarves, jewelry and art from local artists. Proceeds benefit Campus Cats.

Benevolence Market Sunday December 16th!

Friday, December 7, 2018
Join Campus Cats at the 24th Annual Holiday Benevolence Market! It will be held on Sunday, December 16th, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Athens (185 E. Hancock Ave). Nearly 30 local nonprofit organizations will be on-hand to provide information about their programs and to offer “symbolic gifts” that can be purchased. Gift cards are available for 25 cents per card so gifts can be shared with friends or loved ones. These gifts are donations that help the non-profit agencies continue their work throughout the year.

2018 Holiday Benevolence Market! Sunday December 16th, 9 AM – 1 PM

Sunday, November 4, 2018
This year’s Benevolence Market will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church downtown 185 E Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601. For more than 20 years, Athens area faith organizations have hosted the Holiday Benevolence Market, offering a single location to select gifts - in the form of donations - that support local non-profit organizations. Kind-hearted shoppers can select symbolic gifts ranging from $5-$150 and make a single payment at checkout. Symbolic gifts include things such as a bag of cat food for Campus Cats or a gallon of paint for Habitat for Humanity. You leave with a receipt and the good feeling you've helped a local organization do its job. All donations are tax deductable.

Chili Cook-Off!

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Campus Cats is joining the Athens Area Humane Society for their 9th Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off, hosted by Athen's own Southern Brewing Company! Sample chili varieties from more than a dozen local non-profits plus SBC's wide variety of traditional and wild beers! Tickets $10 Fri, October 5, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT The Southern Brewing Company 231 Collins Ind Boulevard Athens, GA 30601

Quilt Raffle Drawing 31 October 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Contact us directly at for more information on the quilt - where to see it in person or for photos! Purchase quilt raffle chances on our website at by clicking the "Donate" button. Be sure your name and contact information are available and up to date in your PayPal account! (It says "sponsorships" when you donate but I'll know it's for the quilt!) You can also send a check and your contact information to Cat Zip/Campus Cats at P.O. Box 902, Watkinsville, GA 30677 with a note that you are purchasing quilt raffle chances, but be sure to mail so that it arrives before our drawing date of Wednesday October 31, 2018

Artini’s Paint Your Pet Night for Campus Cats Saturday 23 June 2018, 7-10 PM

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Date: June, 23, 2018 Time: 7pm Instructor: Kate Cost: $50.00

About This Painting:

***Due to the personalized nature of this event, you MUST register & pay in advance. No door payments.*** Deadline to register & send in your items is Monday, June 18th! We can seat 62 people, so that means $620 for CC if we pack the house. So spread the word! After you register for your seat, please PROMPTLY email a large, HI-RES HEAD SHOT of your little baby & your background color choice (I will not choose for you!) to I use the week before to create your directions & sketch. It makes it really stressful to have to contact ppl repeatedly to get the things I need to make this happen, so please help me out in this regard & send everything in by the deadline. Much appreciated! Only 1 Pet Per Portrait! You will get your own set of directions & a small picture. If you would like to work off a large pic, please bring one with you! Or your laptop or tablet. *No gift certificates, promo codes or punch cards* please

Community Cat Colony Registration Event Saturday 28 April 2018, noon – 3 PM

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Join Campus Cats and Athens Pets at the Athens Clarke County Animal Control shelter to learn about opportunities to spay/neuter (TNR) community cats! We'll have the paperwork needed to register your backyard cat colony, information on how to receive free spay/neuters and rabies vaccines, traps to show you how to use them (and information on borrowing traps), and can answer questions you might have about TNR and community cats. The shelter is located at 125 Buddy Christian Way, Athens, GA

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