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Interview with Volunteer Chris

Interview with Volunteer Chris

This month Jean Luc sat down with long time SPCA Volunteer Chris S. to talk about cats, volunteering, and the joys of scooping litter.JL:  Hi Chris – it’s so nice to see you again!

CS:  Hi Jean Luc, you are looking well and it’s a pleasure to be doing this interview with you.

JL:  Do you mind if I sit on this chair and you can sit on the floor?

CS:  Sure…that would be ok.

JL:  So you were involved with the Orlando Cat Café since before we were officially open! I remember seeing you when I was just an intrepid reporter!

CS:  That’s right!  I was involved with the initial set up and opening of the Café and have been here since opening day in September 2016.

JL:  You really don’t look a day older than you did back in 2015 when we first met! I think that working with cats keep people young! What are your duties as a volunteer?

CS:  As a volunteer I welcome visitors to the Café’s Cat Play Area and I also assist with cat care and socialization of the cats.

JL:  It sounds like a lot of fun! What’s your favorite part of being a volunteer?

CS: I enjoy being around the cats and meeting guests from all over Florida and really all over the country as well as guests from so many foreign countries that visit the Café. I also like to see so many adoptions and cats finding their fur-ever homes. I really love it when someone comes in and isn’t necessarily planning to adopt and then falls in love with a wonderful feline and they become part of their family. Cats pick their people!

JL:  That is really the truth. One of the greatest cat fallacies is that people are in charge of their cats, when it’s really the other way around. Do you have any advice for people who maybe want to be a volunteer or get involved in animal advocacy?

CS:  Be realistic. Not every cat is going to be a success story. There are chronic illnesses and sometimes a “failure to thrive” with young kittens. It’s sad, but I try to stay focused on the positive and the adoptions. Plus, the fact that our cats have a wonderful, interactive and stimulating environment at the Cafe as they wait for their fur-every homes. Jean Luc…Jean Luc?

JL:  Oh sorry – I was just looking at some new toys that just came in and I got distracted. Where were we?

CS:  Stimulating environment.

JL:  Exactly!  What do you like to do outside of your volunteer work at Orlando Cat Café?

CS:  Outside of my volunteer work at the Café, I enjoy yoga, including Yoga with Cats at Orlando Cat Café, reading, photography, walks in nature, and traveling with my husband and best friend. I am retired now and am really enjoying this chapter of my life.

JL:  Nice! It sounds like all roads lead back to kitties! Do you have a kitty of your own?

CS:  I do! Jake is my tabby cat and is 5 years old. We found him as a result of a “free kitten” sign and he is the best cat ever! I’ve been a cat owner since my early teens and living at home. They bring so much joy and companionship to your life. I can’t imagine not having a cat in my home.

JL:  I think it’s cute that you think you found Jake when in reality it is Jake that you found you! Have Jake’s people call my people and maybe we can do lunch sometime!

CS:  I think he would like that.

JL:  Thank you for taking the time to sit down with me and also, thank you for allowing me to sit in this comfortable chair during this interview.

If you are interested in becoming part of the dedicated volunteer at Orlando Cat Café, you can get more information here. Who knows, you may get the chance to be interviewed by Jean Luc himself!

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Local Romance Authors Launch Cat-Themed Book Series

A Witch In Time

ORLANDO, FL – Something new and purr-fectly romantic lands at online bookstores on

September 10—Cat’s Paw Cove Romances. The series of connected books, set in the fictional

town of Cat’s Paw Cove on Florida’s Atlantic coast, was created by multi-published local authors

Catherine Kean and Wynter Daniels.

 

Kean and Daniels co-authored the debut release, a time travel called A Witch in Time. It

will release in eBook, paperback, and audio book. Since Kean and Daniels both adore their cats

adopted from Central Florida rescue organizations, and have a goal to support local feline charities,

a portion of proceeds will be donated to the non-profit SPCA Florida, partner of The Orlando Cat

Café.

 

According to Cat’s Paw Cove’s founding authors, the town is located south of St.

Augustine and is named for the small islands in the harbor, which resemble the pads of a cat’s

paw. Kean and Daniels drew upon Florida history to create a place where anything can happen,

due to time portals on a restored seventeenth-century ship that’s become the Shipwreck Museum,

objects tainted by dark magic in the antique store, resident fortune tellers and witches, and felines

called Sherwood cats (a fictional breed) that are protected by the town and have magical abilities.

 

All of the stories will be romances with a maximum PG-13 heat level. All will include cats.

 

A Witch in Time shows how tightly the past and present are linked in the town. “Catherine

and I have been friends for more than twenty years but had never written a book together before,”

said Daniels, who has written more than three dozen romances, including contemporary, romantic

suspense, and paranormal romance books. “Neither of us was sure how it was going to go, but it

ended up being a really fun project.” Kean, an award-winning Kindle Unlimited All-Star author

who has written more than 20 medieval romances, wrote scenes in the point of view of the British

hero, Colin Wilshire, who is pulled from a violent storm at sea in 1645 to the present day. Daniels

wrote the perspective of the heroine, witch Luna Halpern. The result: a humorous, fast-paced story

involving hidden treasure, Colin’s attempts to return to his time, and the undeniable attraction

between Colin and Luna.

 

Four more books will follow A Witch in Time this fall, including an 8-author holiday

anthology, for a total of five releases in 2019. More than 20 titles will be published in 2020, and the

publication schedule continues to grow to accommodate the stories, many of them parts of

series, that are currently being written by Cat’s Paw Cove’s 13 invitation-only guest authors.

 

“We’re very excited about the future of Cat’s Paw Cove Romances,” Kean says. “We have

USA Today Bestselling authors on our team, as well as up-and-coming women writers getting

their break in the publishing industry with us. We plan for as many of our events to benefit local

non-profit cat rescue organizations as possible. A win-win for all.”


Make a reservation at the Orlando Cat Cafe on November 2nd from 3 – 5 pm at the launch event of the book series, Cat’s Paw Cove Romances. The series of connected books, set in the fictional town of Cat’s Paw Cove on Florida’s Atlantic coast, was created by multi-published local authors Catherine Kean and Wynter Daniels. This event will feature an exciting author panel discussion followed by a book signing. A portion of book sales will be donated to SPCA Florida, partners of the Orlando Cat Cafe.

Event Activities:

3 – 4 pm (On Axum Coffee side): Author Introduction, Q & A session, and “ask whatever writing question you like” panel

4 – 5 pm (In Cat Play Area): Book signing, Tours of the cat room at the Cat Cafe, and raffle baskets (with proceeds to benefit the Orlando Cat Cafe/SPCA)


For more information on Cat’s Paw Cove, visit http://catspawcoveromance.com/

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Celebrate 3 Years of Saving Lives!

Three years of saving lives!

Hip, hip, hooray! Orlando Cat Café turns 3 today! Join us as we celebrate our 3rd Anniversary of Saving Lives AND our Official Orlando Cat Café Day on Sunday, September 8th from noon to 2:00 pm!  Raffles, food, refreshments, cats, kittens and FUN! Past adopters receive free admission (please email info@orlandocatcafe.com to make your reservation)!  Guests who bring a donation from our wish list also get in free all day (reservations strongly recommended).

 

*Past adopters: Don’t forget to send a photo of the kitty you adopted to info@orlandocatcafe.com with past name, current name and a update we can feature on our social media!

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Clear the Shelters Event on August 18th

CLEAR THE SHELTERS

On August 17, Orlando Cat Café will participate in the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), a division of NBCUniversal, pet adoption campaign – Clear The Shelters. Cats from SPCA Florida are up for adoption for $40 through the Orlando Cat Café and are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on their vaccinations.

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Famous Felines: From Shelter to Social Star!

Check out these Cats with Social Media Fame

The Orlando Cat Cafe team and our rescue purrtner, SPCA Florida, pride ourselves in finding the very best forever families for the rescue cats we care for and come to love. Some of these incredible kitties go on to beautiful lives with their families…and online fame! If you’ve visited us and fallen in love with a cat (or three), check the Instagram list below as you may be able to follow their continuing adventures! If you have an Orlando Cat Cafe alumni who has set up their own social account(s), let us know! We’d love to help find them new fans. Purrs!

 

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Jean Luc Interviews Paola

Photo of OCC employee, Paola
This month Jean Luc had the purr-leasure of sitting down with Paola C., who will be celebrating two years with Orlando Cat Café next month!  Here is our interview:

JL:  Hello Paola and thank you for taking the time to sit down with me. Do you mind if I sit on your lap while we talk?

PC:  Hi Jean Luc, it would be honor to have you sit on my lap!

JL:  We’ve known each other a long time now, but can you tell our readers what it is you do here at the Orlando Cat Café?

PC:  Well…my official title is Veterinary Technician/Adoption Counselor but I also consider myself a Gatekeeper and Cat Slave. Really I do it all!

JL:  Cat Slave? Well, to be fair I would think that anyone that works with cats knows that they actually work FOR cats right?

PC:  Right!

JL:  And aside from the pleasure you must get seeing to every cat’s needs and wants, what do you enjoy the most about your job?

PC:  I enjoy being able to use my Vet Tech skills by making any sick kitty better and then seeing them go home.

JL:  That’s beautiful. I currently have a growly feeling in my tummy which I think could be helped by some cookies, would you be able to make that go away?

PC:  Perhaps after this interview is over.

JL:  OK – I think I can wait. What do you enjoy the least about your job?

PC:  We have had a couple of kitties that have come back to us after their adoption because they were not a good fit. All three of the Adoption Counselors at the Orlando Cat Café work very hard to make sure that when a kitty gets adopted, it’s a good fit and they will not be returned. Even though only a few have come back to us, I don’t like when that happens because I feel bad for the cat who had a home and then lost it. Most of the time it’s because the new family did not give the cat adequate time to adjust.

JL:  That is sad because I know that you all work hard to ensure that that doesn’t happen and when it does, I am sure you are disappointed. This is making the empty space in my tummy feel emptier. Do you think a cookie would help?

PC:  In a little while. Do you have another question?

JL:  Let me consult my notes…Yes! What advice do you have for people who want to work in the animal welfare arena?

PC:  I’ve been working with animals for 18 years now and it is not an easy job. You have to be mentally & physically willing to put an animal’s life before yours. Many times I’ve had to stay at work late, go to work earlier, or skip lunch. There will be times you will feel like it’s a thankless job but when you start noticing that an animal went from not eating, not playing and not feeling good to full recovery that’s the moment you realize it is all worth it and the feeling is extremely rewarding.

JL:  Skipping lunch must be awful. I’ve never skipped a meal, and up until now, have never skipped a snack…

PC:  I will get you a snack in a moment.

JL:  Because it will be extremely rewarding?

PC:  Yes.

JL:  What do you like to do outside of work?

PC:  I love spending time with my husband by going to concerts, theme parks, the beach and the movies.

JL:  Very nice. I like to nap. And eat.

PC:  I know.

JL:  Final question – do you have any pets of your own?

PC:  After losing my six cats due to old age (one passing away every year for six years straight) I am on an ownership hiatus for now.

JL:  You know I have the pull to set you up with a couple dozen kittens right?

PC:  I am really ok with just taking care of you and your friends at the café for now.

JL:  Speaking of which, weren’t we discussing cookies at some point?

PC:  If you get off my lap I can get you a cookie.

JL:  Deal!  Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me about your job here.  And thank you for everything you do for the kitties at The Orlando Cat Café.  And thank you for the cookie!

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Summer Fun Contest

Are you and your cat ready for summer? Let’s see your cat’s best summer beach body pose and enter to win our Summer Fun Basket!

One lucky winner chosen at random and will enjoy a Summer Fun Basket filled with all sorts of things to keep you and your cat cool this summer including:

  • A Cat Head Pool Floatie;
  • An Oversized 36″ x 68″ Cat Beach Towel;
  • 12 oz. Glass Water Bottle Cat Cap;
  • PARNER Pet Water Fountain and Automatic Drinking Water Bowl for Cats with Flower

How to enter the contest:

  1. Like our Facebook page (if you got here, they you probably already HAVE liked our page!).
  2. Post a photo of your beloved kitty in the comments on our Facebook page of your cat’s best summer beach body pose!
  3. Read and agree to the rules by filling out the form below.

BOOM! You’ll be in the running in no time!  Contest ends Thursday, June 27, 2019. We will pick one winner at random and announce it on our Facebook page on Friday June 28, 2019. Good luck!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER! 

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Jean Luc Celebrates Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Sleeping cat

It’s June and it’s my most favorite month! SO many things going on in June:

It’s Adopt a Cat Month AND Adopt a Shelter Cat Month AND June 2nd-8th is Pet Appreciation Week which includes National Hug Your Cat Day (June 4th) AND it’s also the month that celebrates National Take Your Cat to Work Day (June 17th) AND celebrates one of the most iconic cat figures of all time (no, not me) with National Garfield the Cat Day (June 19th) AND rounds up with National Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 21st (which let’s face it, is like a day off for the rest of us!). It’s a feline fantastic month!

So many GREAT events in June but for the sake of this column, I shall focus on Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Of course, the best way to get involved and to really own this month is to adopt a cat or kitten from The Orlando Cat Café, but if you can’t adopt, here are some ways that you can still help:

1. Harness the power of Social Media! If you are on Facebook (and really who isn’t?), simply paste this message into the “What’s on your mind?” box at the top of your page: “June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Save a life: Adopt a cat! https://www.orlandocatcafe.com. If Twitter is more your thing, tweet and retweet “June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. Save a life: Adopt a cat! https://www.orlandocatcafe.com.” Added bonus – it’s nice to get away from politics for a few minutes!

2. Share an adoptable cat, cat-care, or adoption article or “Purr-fect Match” photo from the Orlando Cat Café through your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter accounts each day of the month. Of course, this will mean one less post about the great waffles that you are eating, but trust us, we will survive (and it’s for a really good cause!)

3. Sign up to be a volunteer at the Orlando Cat Café and then tell your friends how great it is! Click here to find out how to become a volunteer!

4. Donate to the SPCA or directly to Orlando Cat Cafe in honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. You can find a list of items that we need here.

5. Fundraise – What better way to celebrate your love of cats than to host a fundraiser in their honor? Get your entire company on board with an Adopt a Shelter Cat Month fundraiser celebration! Orlando Cat Café will award a special gift and Certificate of Appreciation to the 3 highest fundraisers and we will present the checks to the SPCA in a special celebration (with cake!).

6. Pass on an understanding of the importance of pet adoption to the next generation. Talk to your kids, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other up-and-comers about animal shelters and why Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, and pet adoption in general, is important.

As always, thank you to everyone who helps support the kitties at SPCA and at The Orlando Cat Café where EVERY month is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month (not to mention Take Your Cat To Work Day!)

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Spring Feline Friday Contest

It’s time for the Spring Feline Friday Contest! In honor of Pet Poison Prevention Month and our upcoming Pet CPR Class, you can enter to win a Pet First Aid Kit! It’s all about keeping your pet safe and healthy.

CONTEST: To enter for your chance to win, post a pic on the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook and/or Instagram comments of your beloved pet(s) and tell us how they make you feel better! Contest ends March 18, 2019 and the winner will be picked randomly and announced on or about March 19, 2019. For full contest rules, see below.

ABOUT THE CONTEST

The Facebook and/or Instagram contests are limited to the continental United States.

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS

On Facebook and/or Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe page and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site between March 15 – 18, 2019.

PRIZE DETAILS

One (1) Winner will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Facebook Prize and the one (1) Instagram Prize is each one (1) physical Pet First Aid Kit valued at approximately US$30.

CONTEST STARTS: March 15, 2019

CONTEST ENDS: March 18, 2019. Winner will be announced on the applicable social site contest post on or about March 19, 2019.

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY

Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the continental US.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by the Orlando Cat Cafe, 532 Cagan Park Avenue, Clermont, Florida, USA 34714, (352) 989-4820, www.orlandocatcafe.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the continental US. Employees and Volunteers of the Orlando Cat Cafe and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (EST) on March 15, 2019 and continues until the End of Day (EST) on March 18, 2019. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (EST) on March 18, 2019 to be eligible.

4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook and Instagram, Entrant must “Like” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook nor Instagram, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$30 (Facebook and Instagram, one each). Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about March 19, 2019. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

7. NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Florida, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook and Instagram.

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You Snooze, you WIN!

You Snooze, you lose WIN! It’s time for the Feline First Friday Contest and this month, you can enter to win a stylish Nooee Pet Cat Cave! Your cat will sleep soundly and dream of chasing butterflies in their new cozy cat cove!

CONTEST: To enter for your chance to win, post a pic in the comments on the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook or Instagram pages of your cutest sleeping cat photo! Contest ends December 10, 2018 and the winner will be picked randomly and announced on or about December 11, 2018.


FULL CONTEST RULES

ABOUT THE CONTEST
The Facebook and/or Instagram contests are limited to the continental United States.

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
On Facebook and/or Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe page and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site between December 7-9, 2018.

PRIZE DETAILS
One (1) Winner will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Facebook Prize and the one (1) Instagram Prize is each one (1) physical Nooee Pet Cat Café valued at US$45.

CONTEST STARTS: December 7, 2018

CONTEST ENDS: December 10, 2018. Winner will be announced on the applicable social site contest post on or about December 11, 2018.

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY
Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the continental US.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by the Orlando Cat Cafe, 532 Cagan Park Avenue, Clermont, Florida, USA 34714, (352) 989-4820, www.orlandocatcafe.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the continental US. Employees and Volunteers of the Orlando Cat Cafe and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (EST) on December 7, 2018 and continues until the End of Day (EST) on December 10, 2018. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (EST) on December 10, 2018 to be eligible.

4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook and Instagram, Entrant must “Like” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook nor Instagram, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$45 (Facebook and Instagram, one each). Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about December 11, 2018. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

7. NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Florida, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook and Instagram.

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How to Argue with a Cat Contest

It’s time for the Feline First Friday Contest! This month, you can enter to win the book “How to Argue with a Cat” by Jay Heinrichs! The author shares his negotiating skills for any situation – including with your cat!

 

CONTEST: To enter for your chance to win, post a pic in the Facebook or Instagram comments of your cat and tell us why your kitty would NOT want you to read this book! Contest ends November 5, 2018. The winner will be picked randomly and announced on or about November 6, 2018. Thank you for the gifted book, Crown Publishing!

 

ABOUT THE CONTEST
The Facebook and/or Instagram contests are limited to the continental United States.

 

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
On Facebook and/or Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe page and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site between November 2 – 5, 2018.

 

PRIZE DETAILS
One (1) Winner will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Facebook Prize and the one (1) Instagram Prize is each one (1) physical copy of the “How to Argue with a Cat” book by author Jay Heinrichs valued at US$10.

 

CONTEST STARTS
November 2, 2018

 

CONTEST ENDS
November 5, 2018. Winner will be announced on the applicable social site contest post on or about November 6, 2018.

 

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY
Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the continental US.

 

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by the Orlando Cat Cafe, 532 Cagan Park Avenue, Clermont, Florida, USA 34714, (352) 989-4820, www.orlandocatcafe.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the continental US. Employees and Volunteers of the Orlando Cat Cafe and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

 

3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (EST) on November 2, 2018 and continues until the End of Day (EST) on November 5, 2018. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (EST) on November 5, 2018 to be eligible.

 

4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook and Instagram, Entrant must “Like” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook nor Instagram, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

 

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$10 (Facebook and Instagram, one each). Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

 

6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about November 6, 2018. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

 

7. NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

 

8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

 

9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Florida, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook and Instagram.

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Skinny Pete’s Gourmet Cat Nip Contest

Not only is October 5th our Feline First Friday Contest, but it is also ‘Do Something Nice Day’ and now you can enter to win a fun and thoughtful gift for the cat in your life! Enter to win Skinny Pete’s Gourmet Catnip three-piece organic gift set! There’s “Blue Meowy Wowy” with a hint of spearmint. Fine ground, green “Furmaceutical Grade”. And “Purruvian Pink” with just a hint of peppermint. Gift set also include a free, small cloth bag to use as a cat toy and all catnip is home grown in the USA. Because if you don’t talk to your cat about catnip, who will??

 

CONTEST: To enter for your chance to win, share a pic in the comments below of your cat on cat nip, playing with toys or just doing something playful! Contest ends October 8, 2018. The winner will be picked randomly and announced on or about October 9, 2018. For full contest rules, see below. More on Skinny Pete’s Gourmet Catnip: https://skinnypetescatnip.com/

ABOUT THE CONTEST
The Facebook and/or Instagram contests are limited to the continental United States.

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
On Facebook and/or Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe page and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site between October 5-8, 2018.

PRIZE DETAILS
One (1) Winner will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Facebook Prize and the one (1) Instagram Prize is each one (1) Skinny Pete’s Catnip Three Piece Gourmet Catnip Gift Set valued at US $15.99.

CONTEST STARTS

October 5, 2018

CONTEST ENDS
October 8, 2018. Winner will be announced on the applicable social site contest post on or about October 9, 2018.

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY
Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the continental US.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by the Orlando Cat Cafe, 532 Cagan Park Avenue, Clermont, Florida, USA 34714, (352) 989-4820, www.orlandocatcafe.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the continental US. Employees and Volunteers of the Orlando Cat Cafe and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (CST) on October 5, 2018 and continues until the End of Day (CST) on October 8, 2018. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (CST) on October 8, 2018 to be eligible.

4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook and Instagram, Entrant must “Like” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook nor Instagram, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$15.99 (Facebook and Instagram, one each). Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about October 9, 2018. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

7. NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Florida, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

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Feeling a little catty! Enter to Win a DIY Catio Plan

It’s the Feline First Friday contest and you can win your fave DIY Catio Plan from Catio Spaces! Choose any plan from a Window Box to an Oasis to easily build your BFF the catio of their dreams – plus, you don’t need to be an experienced carpenter to do it! Enter below!

 

CONTEST: To enter for your chance to win, share a pic with us of your cat and let us know the first thing they would say when seeing their own catio that you built for them. Contest ends September 10, 2018. The winner will be picked randomly and announced on or about September 11, 2018.  More on Catio Spaces: https://catiospaces.com/

 

FULL CONTEST RULES:

 

ABOUT THE CONTEST

The Facebook and/or Instagram contests are limited to the continental United States.

 

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS

On Facebook and/or Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe page and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site between September 7 – 10, 2018.

 

PRIZE DETAILS

One (1) Winner will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Facebook Prize and the one (1) Instagram Prize is each one (1) DIY Catio Plan from Catio Spaces valued between US$39.95 – $69.95.

 

CONTEST STARTS: September 7, 2018

 

CONTEST ENDS: September 10, 2018. Winner will be announced on the applicable social site contest post on or about September 11, 2018.

 

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY

Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the continental US.

 

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES 

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

  1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by the Orlando Cat Cafe, 532 Cagan Park Avenue, Clermont, Florida, USA 34714, (352) 989-4820, www.orlandocatcafe.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the continental US. Employees and Volunteers of the Orlando Cat Cafe and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

 

  1. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (CST) on September 7, 2018 and continues until the End of Day (CST) on September 10, 2018. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (CST) on September 10, 2018 to be eligible.

 

  1. HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook and Instagram, Entrant must “Like” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook nor Instagram, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

 

  1. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$39.95 – $69.95 (Facebook and Instagram, one each). Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

 

  1. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about September 11, 2018. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

 

  1. NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

 

  1. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

 

  1. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Florida, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook and Instagram.

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Feline First Friday Contest: Water You Doing

THIS CONTEST HAS CLOSED. THANK YOU!

CONTEST: To enter for your chance to win, share a pic with us of your cat doing a water related things, such as drinking, bathing, drinking from the faucet, sitting by the pool, sitting by their water dish, reading a catalogue with bathing suits, planning a beach getaway, and more! Contest ends August 6, 2018. The winner will be picked randomly and announced on or about August 7, 2018. See below for full contest rules.

ABOUT THE CONTEST
The Facebook and/or Instagram contests are limited to the continental United States.

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
On Facebook and/or Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe page and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site between August 3 – 6, 2018.

PRIZE DETAILS
One (1) Winner will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Facebook Prize is one (1) Cat H20 Water Fountain valued at US$30.

CONTEST STARTS
August 3, 2018

CONTEST ENDS
August 6, 2018. Winner will be announced on the applicable social site contest post on or about August 7, 2018.

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY
Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the continental US.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by the Orlando Cat Cafe, 532 Cagan Park Avenue, Clermont, Florida, USA 34714, (352) 989-4820, www.orlandocatcafe.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the continental US. Employees and Volunteers of the Orlando Cat Cafe and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (CST) on August 3, 2018 and continues until the End of Day (CST) on August 6, 2018. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (CST) on August 6, 2018 to be eligible.

4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook and Instagram, Entrant must “Like” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook nor Instagram, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$30 (Facebook). Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about August 7, 2018. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

7. NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Florida, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook and Instagram.

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Good Things Come in 3’s!

Update:  Jean Luc is purring with contentment to report that all three of these special kitties have found their forever homes!

Jean Luc here – roving reporter for Orlando Cat Café with an urgent plea for help.  As fans of all things feline, I think we can all agree that: ALL cats are special and ALL cats deserve a good home.

But some cats have a story that makes them even more special. Today I would like to introduce you to 3 of my new feline friends at The Orlando Cat Café who are in desperate need of a loving home. Maybe it’s you? Maybe someone you know?

Velvet

Velvet – Female – 17 Years Old

At 17 years old, Velvet is our most senior resident at The Orlando Cat Café. As you can see from her picture, she is a beautiful girl, but her life story is anything but.  Prior to her arrival at Orlando Cat Café, Velvet was rescued by Hillsborough County Animal Services from a hoarding house where there were (literally) 100’s of other cats. From Hillsborough County, she went to Orange County Animal Services and then transferred to Purr Another Day who got in touch with our partner, SPCA Florida, and they felt that the Orlando Cat Café would be the perfect place for her to wait for her forever home. Although she is very happy at Orlando Cat Café, this senior gal is most deserving of a stable, loving family who will allow her to live out the remainder of her life.

I love Velvet – she’s like my grandma!  Here are 10 reasons why Senior Cats Rule (as told me by Velvet herself):

  1. When senior cats are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it. While I enjoy being at the Orlando Cat Café, I know that I will be super thankful to find my forever home where I can be with my forever family!
  2. A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
  3. Unlike dogs, you can teach an old cat new tricks! Senior cats have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.  I’ve always wanted to learn how to give a high paw – maybe you can teach me?
  4. A senior cat may very well already know basic household etiquette (like not attacking your feet at night). That’s so kittenish!
  5. In particular, senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is. I have excellent litterbox skills!
  6. A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much cat you’re getting. I’m purr-fect just the way I am!
  7. Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored. Ah, kittens!
  8. Speaking of relaxing, senior cats make great napping buddies!
  9. Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting. I learned that a long time ago!
  10. Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for – so when you adopt a senior cat, you’re truly saving a life.

Do you know someone who could adopt Velvet?  Are you that special someone?  SPCA Florida has generously lowered the regular adoption fee to help find Velvet her forever home.  We ALL want Velvet to finally have a loving family to call her own.

Hope and Pepper

Hope and Peppers are both 6 years old and come to us through our partners at SPCA Florida.  Because they are black, they had to wait a long time to find their first home. Their owner recently suffered a stroke and sadly is unable to care for them. They loved their home, which was completely designed for them with fun kitty pathways and miss their old life but desperately want a new home to call their own. They love each other dearly and would like to stay together since they have lost so much already. They already had to say goodbye to their rabbit friend who lived with them. So much loss for these kitties to deal with in such a short time.

Hope loves belly rubs and snuggling under the covers. Pepper likes to lick his brother but will not allow Hope to lick him back. They are sweet, cuddly boys who love to sleep in bed with their owner.

Their owner loves his babies and is hoping they will find a wonderful home together so that their rescue story can continue to be a happy one. Do you know of someone that would like to adopt Hope and Pepper?  Is that someone you?

Please help spread the word about these three special cats all at the Orlando Cat Café and let’s all work together to get them to their forever homes THIS WEEK!

*Velvet is currently at the Orlando Cat Café and Hope and Pepper will arrive this Friday afternoon (7/13).

 

 

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‘Feline First Friday Contest: Georgia’s Gifts

Purr-senting our inaugural Feline First Friday contest, where you have the chance to win grrrreat prizes on the first Friday of each month. Are you ready to win? Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for more info on how to enter! 

 

ABOUT THE CONTEST
The Facebook and Instagram contests are limited to the continental United States.

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
On Facebook and Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe accounts and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site between July 6 -9, 2018.

PRIZE DETAILS
One (1) Winner will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Facebook Prize is one (1) Georgia’sGift.com Gift Card valued at US$25 and the one (1) Instagram prize is one (1) Cat Head Recycled Rubber Coasters, Set of Four, valued at approximately $6.99.

CONTEST STARTS
July 6, 2018

CONTEST ENDS
July 9, 2018. Winner will be announced on the applicable social site contest post on or about July 10, 2018.

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY
Entrant must “Follow” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the continental US.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by the Orlando Cat Cafe, 532 Cagan Park Avenue, Clermont, Florida, USA 34714, (352) 989-4820, www.orlandocatcafe.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the continental US. Employees and Volunteers of the Orlando Cat Cafe and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (CST) on July 6, 2018 and continues until the End of Day (CST) on July 9, 2018. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (CST) on July 9, 2018 to be eligible.

4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook and Instagram, Entrant must “Like” the Orlando Cat Cafe Facebook page and/or Instagram account and enter a valid comment on the applicable post. Entrant can submit one entry per social site. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook nor Instagram, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$25 (Facebook) and US$6.99 (Instagram). Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about July 10, 2018. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

7. NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Florida, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook and Instagram.

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Changes are coming!

I love to sing! Mostly musicals (who can forget my wonderful rendition of Something’s Coming from West Side Story just before The Orlando Cat Café opened!) but also classic rock too, and today I am channeling my inner David Bowie with “Changes.”
 

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Don’t want to be a richer cat
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
There’s gonna have to be a different cat
Time may change me

 
But I can’t trace time Lots of cats (and people too) dislike change. Actually, cats love change, but only if it is the others who are changing to make life more comfortable for THEM! Like a warm blanket direct from the dryer instead of the room temperature one.
 
We have very exciting (and happy!) changes to talk about this month at The Orlando Cat Café as we welcome the SPCA Florida as our new cat adoption partner! Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland. They are dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people in the community, just like we are at The Orlando Cat Café! SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 6,000 homeless animals entering their doors each year. That’s a whole lot of cat and puppy chow!
 
They also operate the McClurg Animal Medical Center, which is open to the public and is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually! Imagine all the tongue depressors they must stock! Thousands more pets and people are served through their community outreach and education programs. I had a chance to visit them recently and was very impressed not only with their facility, but also with the wonderful and caring people that I met.
 
So what does this mean for The Orlando Cat Café? More kitties! You can expect a full house of fun loving felines all of which who are looking to be pet and coddled and cuddled while they await their purr-fect forever families.
 
Our dedicated team at The Orlando Cat Café will remain as is it. Samantha, Paola and Stefanie will continue to take care of us (yay!) and will continue to act as our Adoption Counselors for a whole new crew of fun felines who will be joining us. And you will still see a lot of our friendly volunteers like Chris, June, Kathie, Kim, Roz, Bob, Teri and Muriel and many others!
 
If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful organization, and maybe want to volunteer to help take care of the kitties and help our Adoption Counselors at the Orlando Cat Café, you can click here to visit the SPCA Florida website to get started. And of course if you want to see what kitties we have up for adoption at our cafe, visit our website and scroll on down our home page for the latest pics.

 

What else will change? CAKE!!!  Yes – we will soon schedule a GRAND RE-OPENING so we can celebrate joining forces with SPCA Florida. Stay tuned to this newsletter for more details – Jean Luc LOVES a good party!!!

 

All of us at The Orlando Cat Café are thrilled to welcome the SPCA as our new partners! Stop by and say hello! 

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