July 2017 - Issue 2
  $717,649 Raised for Animal Nonprofits by Lynn Willingham

Who is Lynn Willingham?  She is a very well known, respected and loved supporter of the animal rescue community. For 27 years, every month Lynn hosts a used book sale with thousands of titles and donates all the proceeds to animal nonprofit organizations all over California. In addition to general sales, she also hosts sales targeted for special causes, such as the purchase of bulletproof vests for Sacramento Police canine officers. She says she got her inspiration from DeDe Shaw when she saw what dedicated work she was doing at Animal Spay and Neuter; a nonprofit clinic that provides low cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccines and various other medical procedures. Many organizations, like Kitten Central, count on Lynn's support; so we wanted to share her amazing story and send out a huge  "Thank You" to both Lynn and everyone who donates books for these book sales.

There's nothing more relaxing than sitting down with a good book and maybe a hot cup of coffee or tea. So mark your calendar and attend one of these book sales. They are held on the first Saturday of every month, from 8am to noon, at 2166 Swetzer Road, Penryn, CA 95663. Say "hi" to Lynn, thank her for her dedication, buy a great book for a dollar or 50 cents and help a homeless animal in your community.

911 Rescue!

The  call came in.  "I have a litter of newborns that are still in the placentas and all wrapped together and barely alive and the mother is nowhere to be found, will you take them?"  CEO Penny Dougherty took the call and immediately responded with "yes we will take them, get them here as soon as you can".

A short time later, the rescuer arrived with this tangled bundle of kittens, only hours old, suffocating from placenta, umbilical cords wrapped around their necks and feet, covered with ants and fleas and barely alive. There was no time to document with photos.

Our volunteer medical staff on duty that day Tina Anderson, Samantha Dant and Jessica Terra went right to work. They were amazing! Time was of the essence and the team immediately triaged the litter, started with the most critical and got them all separated, bathed, cleaned of ants and fleas, fed and warmed in minutes like a well oiled ER team. We would like to say that calls like this are rare, but they are all in a day's work for the dedicated volunteers here at Kitten Central! 

Grant Recipient of
The Carmen Tindall Wilson Trust Fund
at Placer Community Foundation
On May 24, 2017, Kitten Central was very honored when we received notification that the Carmen Tindall Wilson Trust Fund at Placer Community Foundation had awarded us a grant in the amount of $5,000 to purchase vaccines and blood test kits for our 2017 medical program. 

The Placer Community Foundation is a public charity established to assist donors in building an enduring source of charitable funds to meet the changing needs and interests of the community.
The receipt of this grant made it possible for us to streamline our accounting and billing system and provide an easier to manage flat rate per kitten fee to our clients. Previously we had to track and bill for each individual vaccine and blood test. Now we are able to provide these to our nonprofit clients for free, making it possible for them to save more kittens.
Come Party With Us!

Tickets On Sale Now!

Make It A Date Night
Dinner, Dancing, and Party!

Annual Fundraiser 

All Proceeds Support
Kitten Central

Seats are Limited

Click here for details.