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Jewelry sale, golf tournament benefit Cat Project

“Jolene” is one of the cats up for adoption at the Westfield Homeless Cat Project. (WESTFIELD HOMELESS CAT PROJECT PHOTO)

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Homeless Cat Project cares for cats and kittens year-round, and the costs add up. To help cover the cost of care, the Cat Project is hosting two fundraisers this summer – a jewelry sale and a golf tournament.

The Cat’s Meow Fundraiser is July 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Choice Health, 307 East Main St. Choice Health has donated a space in their store for the one-day sale. To donate your gently used costume jewelry, hand bags and more, drop off anytime before the event at 1124 East Mountain Road.

The Scramble for the Animals Golf Tournament is Aug. 8.

The tournament, at the Oak Ridge Country Club in Feeding Hills, includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner and prizes for a $100 registration fee per player.

For non-golfers who want to contribute, there are several opportunities to help. Organizer Mary Prajzner said raffle prize donations are welcome and hole sponsorships are $50. Anyone not participating in the tournament but who wants to enjoy dinner at Oak Ridge is welcome for $25 per person.

For more information, contact Prajzner at 335-5148 or email her at [email protected].  Make checks payable to WHCP and mail it to Prajzner at 46 Southgate Ave., Westfield MA, 01085. Registration and sponsorship deadline is July 31. All proceeds benefit the Project.

The Project celebrates felines year-round and hosts adoption clinics Thursdays from 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. at 1124 East Mountain Road.

There are currently numerous kittens and cats ready for adoption at the Project, many of which are in foster homes being cared for until they are old enough to adopt.

Anyone who wishes to support the cats and kittens but is not able to adopt, can donate to the Project. Participating in the gold tournament is one way to help. In addition to donations of money to assist with veterinarian care, Project Founder Denise Sinico is seeking donations of food, especially Fancy Feast and Friskies, as well as cat and shelter supplies such as litter, towels and blankets, household cleaners and paper products.

Sinico does not turn away cats and kittens in need and has spent the better part of the last decade taking in cats, getting them medical care and finding forever homes.

The costs add up, she said, and medical bills can be in the thousands of dollars, especially when Sinico and her volunteers rescue or take in injured cats.




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