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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

Avid Bookshop event Tuesday May 15th, 2018 6-7 PM

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Join Campus Cats at the Five Points location (1662 S Lumpkin St., Athens, GA) on Tuesday, May 15th from 6-7 PM to meet the authors of "Manfried the Man", a graphic novel with a cute twist on pet ownership! We'll have our homemade catnip cat toys and pumpkin dog biscuits for sale.

Catnip Cat Toy Making Party! Saturday February 24, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Catnip toy making party this Saturday at my house! 1 PM until ? We have room/plugs for 4 sewing machines if anyone can bring one, but also plenty to do for non-sewers. Munchies will be provided! PM me for the address if you need it.

Heirloom Holiday Market! Saturday 9 December 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 9th,  10 AM - 2 PM at Heirloom Café at 815 N. Chase St, Athens, GA 30601. Many vendors, including Campus Cats selling homemade cat toys and dog treats.

5th Annual Artist Market! Saturday December 9th, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Mark your calendars now for a unique Christmas shopping experience that benefits Campus Cats and local artists! Saturday December 9th, from 1-5 PM, join us for the 5th Annual Art Show & Fundraiser at Hi-Lo Lounge 1354 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30606. Hi-Lo has an awesome menu too, with sandwiches (reuben, eggplant, "vegan toona"), chili, hot dogs, kale salad, Cincinnati Spaghetti, fish and chips and more plus a full bar!

Pet Pictures with Santa! Saturday November 11th, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017
112 Athens West Pkwy #F, Athens, GA 30606 It's time for the second annual "Pet Pictures with Santa" at Animal Wellness Center of Athens! Santa will arrive on Saturday, November 11th (that's next Saturday!) at 10 am and will stay until 3pm. Pet Pictures are free with a donation to Campus Cats - a local rescue organization! So come get a cool picture of those furry family members in plenty of time to make your holiday cards, contribute to a very worthy local rescue group, enjoy some yummy holiday inspired treats, and celebrate the season with us at AWC!

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