We’re still gathering up all the pictures and video from the convention, it’s going to take us a few more days to get those posted to the site and everything, but in the meantime I thought we might share this nice little bit… The people at OAR got back to us and expressed just how far the donations that all of you guys gave/raised/gathered is going to mean to them, and their cats. The rep at the show was nearly brought to tears and so were we, when we read this note. (The previous post didn’t include the donations they took directly at the table, so that’s why it’s higher now.) They’re very excited to come back next year as our charity!
Darren and Krista,
WOW! – everyone at OAR is just absolutely bowled over by your generosity, and the generosity of all the participants at Fur Reality 2014. Thank you does not do it justice – we are all so touched that your group was so generous with us, not only with monetary gifts but with your welcoming spirits. All the OAR volunteers who were able to attend the event have just gone on and on about how great it was, how much fun they had, and how freely and generously people gave to OAR.
The total raised – I honestly can’t believe this! – was $2,788.46. When you approached us to do the event, we were just excited to do a new event that reached a new audience. We never dreamed of what an amazing impact your group’s kindness would have on OAR’s ability to help homeless cats in our community.
In OAR terms, that spays 80 cats; feeds a “special needs” cat (on an expensive diet!) for 3.5 years; saves the lives of 25 homeless cats that we can shelter and adopt out; or helps us trap/neuter/return 56 cats. You can see, with this cat accounting, just what an amazing effect Fur Reality will have on the abandoned cats in the Cincinnati area.
So you can see why “thank you” isn’t quite enough. But thank you, nonetheless – you truly brought some of us to tears with your generosity.