Santa Kitty Toy Hop


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Our humans delivered our food and toy donation for the Santa Kitty Toy Hop on Friday. They went to our local (Roanoke, Virginia) no-kill shelter, Angels of Assisi.


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The toys and food for the shelter.


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Two of our QC Inspectors, Lisbeth and Fiona, check everything out before it is packed up.


Angels of Assisi offer the following services: Spay/Neuter, Well Pet Clinic, Microchipping, Dentals, Sick Pet Clinic, Feral Cat Clinic, Laboratory Services, Pharmacy and Grooming and these programs: Pets for Life, Hospice, Domestic Violence, Pets for Patroits, Assisted Living Outreach, Biscuit Fund, Harmony Farm and Prescription Discounts.


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This is where Mom and Dad delivered the goodies.


This past October, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) announced that Angels of Assisi was the first place winner of the Rachel Ray 100K Challenge, receiving $30,000. During June, July and August, Angels of Assisi adopted out more than 800 animals. That was up more than 400 from the same period last year. The group attributes its success to partnering with the local PetSmart, which resulted in 300 adoptions.

A “Guardian Angel” program also was launched, where the organization covered medical costs that saved 100 animals.


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Our silly Mom (wearing her cat ears and Kliban cat Christmas shirt) with Chelsea Ellis, Foster Coordinator, and Bo Nichols, Cat Caregiver.


Currently Angels of Assisi has only about 20 kitties in residence as well as a few dogs. This is way fewer than have been in residence when Mom has visited in the past. Mom and Dad and Chelsea and Bo gave the kitties crinkle balls and other toys to play with during the visit.


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Some of the residents check out the Bird on the Wire scratcher and a crinkle ball but are more interested in what the humans are doing.


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Two more Angels of Assisi kitties.


To learn more about Angels of Assisi, you can click on this link to their site:, or their Facebook page:

We want to thank Summer, Binga and Boodie’s mom, Janiss Garza, at Sparkle Cat for the idea and getting the ball rolling for the Santa Kitty Toy Hop. It’s always better to give, and we were happy to have the opportunity to help some local kitties who do not have their very own forever home for the holidays.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo