by Janet Blue on December 22, 2014

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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.


Santa Kitty Toy Hop

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

Canadian Cats December 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Look at all that food and those toys. Man those kitties are going to be so happy with something to bat around…the toys I mean not the food.

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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers December 23, 2014 at 11:42 pm

That was such a pleasant way to share! We loved all the pics, esp the inspectors, MOL!
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meowmeowmans December 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Wow, what a wonderful gift for Angels of Assisi! It sounds like such an amazing organization, doing such terrific things. Thank you for joining in the awesome hop! 🙂

P.S. – we love your mom’s kitty ears!
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Ellie, Bo, and Kobi December 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

So glad it was a success! What a great organization.
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie December 23, 2014 at 9:47 am

We just love the fact that a bunch of bloggers came up with this idea!! We know kitties everywhere are reaping the benefits of such generosity. What you did was AMAZING and so appreciated, we just know it! Thanks so much to Summer for hosting the hop!!
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Raven December 22, 2014 at 10:08 pm

What a wonderful gift package for the kitties!
What caught my eye is the big white paws on the kitty in the 2nd last photo. Awesome!
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Ellen Pilch December 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm

What a generous donation! I am sure you made a lot of kitties happy. I hope they all get forever homes for Christmas.
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LP December 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm

We know both the volunteers and the kitties were very appreciative! And we bet they played with those wonderful toys once the humans left 🙂 Are you all ready for Christmas, kitties? Your trees are beaituful ! Our Mama loves lots of lights too 🙂 Hugs to efurryone and to your Mama too 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Cathy Keisha December 22, 2014 at 7:25 pm

That sounds like a great place! Psst: I came up with the idea on FB and Summer took the ball and rolled with it. She did a wonderful job as did all the Santa Kitties.
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Sometimes Cats Herd You December 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Paws up for the wonderful donation. Angels of Assisi sound like a great organization!
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Flynn December 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm

That is a lovely package you donated for those kitties.
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. December 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Well done Kitties Blue & Janet for your awesoem contribution to the Angels of Assissi…what a wonderful place it is.
Love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha x0x0x0x0x0x0x0
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The Swiss Cats December 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Well done ! Wonderful gifts ! We’re glad to be part of Santa Kitty Toy Hop too ! Purrs
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Sammy December 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Great job helping to get the package ready to be delivered and WHAT a great package it was! I know the shelter appreciates it more than they can say and the kitties will love everything. Your Mom looks CUTE in her kitty ears…….we think you are all fabulous for brightening the lives of those cats and making the holiday much more FUN!

Hugs, Sammy
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BeadedTail December 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Wow! That is a fabulous donation for the kitties! Your mom looks very cute in her kitty ears too!
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Emma and Buster December 22, 2014 at 2:23 pm

what a wonderful thing to do for the less fortunate members of our specie. kudos to your mom and pat on the back for the kitties who worked hard inspecting the goodies.

merry christmas.
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Nerissa's Life December 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

That’s a LOT of toys. WONDERFUL.

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Annabelle December 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm

What a lovely lovely gift to bring to all of those beautiful kitties. WE hope they find their forever home very soon.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles December 22, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Wow, Angels of Assisi sounds like a pawesome rescue and shelter! So many services offered and lives saved! You all sure made those kitties days brighter – lots of toys and yummy noms. We donated a bunch of bow ties and flowers to our favorite local rescue – Mom went yesterday to visit the kitties again, and the Sampy look-a-like kitty that she put a bow tie on before still had it on, even two weeks later. Although it was looking a little torn up… MOL! It warmed her heart to see the kitties still wearing their bow ties and flowers. She also found out that two of the girl kitties that had flowers got adopted! This Santa Kitty Toy Hop really was a wonderful idea.
Sampy sends 34095873049583444444499999999 kisses to Astrid, and we all send love and hugs!
P.S. There was a kitty at the rescue yesterday that looked a lot like Astrid. Mom gave her lots of extra lovin’
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Beverly and Sophie December 22, 2014 at 11:42 am

What a wonderful Christmas activity!
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Brian Frum December 22, 2014 at 11:20 am

Those little sweet ones will sure enjoy your kindness!!!
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Random Felines December 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

we follow them on facebook….we bet those donations were very much appreciated!!

The Island Cats December 22, 2014 at 8:21 am

What a pawsome thing to do for the kitties at the shelter!
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Fur Everywhere December 22, 2014 at 7:03 am

This sounds like a really awesome organization!! I couldn’t make out everything in the photos, but I definitely recognized Party Mix treats, and I know the kitties will love those! We are sure you made the kitties’ Christmas brighter. 🙂
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Bev Green December 22, 2014 at 5:45 am

A more lovely aspect of the season I could not think of ..well done sweet ones and we think Santa will be very proud of you all.Much loves Fozziemum xxxx
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Molly The Wally December 22, 2014 at 4:56 am

How kind of you. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
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Maureen December 22, 2014 at 3:25 am

Well done all of you <3
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Purrfect Kitties December 22, 2014 at 3:11 am

Awww, what a PAWSOME thing to do! The kitties will be delighted to receive such wonderful gifts! 🙂 Happy Holidays to you! 😀 xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3
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Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) December 22, 2014 at 2:54 am

Loved reading about this! And lucky you having a Kilban Christmas T!
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Summer December 22, 2014 at 2:11 am

What an awesome donation for the kitties – I bet both they and their caregivers were very happy!
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Melissa and Truffles December 22, 2014 at 12:10 am

Your gifts were incredibly generous. Those sure are going to be some happy kitties!

Clooney December 22, 2014 at 12:09 am

Fiona you are such a great snoopervisor! What awesome gifts you brought to these kitties and we love Mom Janet’s Christmas cat ears how pretty they are! Lovely post and what a special organization they are. We know that they will love everything and your generosity.
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