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Orillia Spring Market Showcase

We would LOVE to see you at the Orillia Spring Market Showcase on April 2 from 10am to 3pm, located at ODAS Park 4500 Fairgrounds Road, Orillia. With over 40 vendors you'll not only find cat themed items like beautiful stained glass pieces, catnip stuffed toys, handmade crocheting, knit and sewn goodies, and lots more at our booth, but there'll also be everything from candles to jewelry, snacks, and furniture at others! With all our sales benefiting the cats it'll be worth the trip for them AND you! See you there!

MBM Spring Home & Garden Show

Join us this Saturday and Sunday (March 25th and 26th) at the Sadlon Arena for MBM Shows Spring Home & Garden Show to help raise money for our rescue cats and kittens!

We are pleased as peaches to announce that we were lucky enough to secure a spot for the 30th annual Home & Garden show, so you can come and visit us as well as a huge array of incredibly talented local vendors! There's going to be everything from candles to jewelry, snacks, and furniture... And of course, if you come to our booth, plenty of handmade and cat-themed treasures to be found too.

Our volunteers will be set up on the north upper concourse at booths C218 and C219 from 10am to 4pm - Admission to the Home & Garden show is free, but donations of non-perishable food are being happy accepted to support the Barrie Food Bank.

We would absolutely love to see you this Saturday or Sunday! We'll have beautiful stained glass pieces, catnip stuffed toys, handmade crochet, knit and sewn goodies, and lots more!

Please be sure to let your friends know to come and stop by too, all funds raised will go towards the hundreds of cats and kittens that come through our doors every year!

W.C.Little Family Expo

If you've been searching for a fantastically fun way to spend the day with your family, we'd love to invite you to come and join us on March 25th at W.C Little Elementary School for their Family Expo!

From 10am to 2:30pm at the 11 Bear Creek Drive school, we are so fortunate to be one of the 40+ local vendors who will be attending this exciting event! There's going to be a food truck with delicious snacks, tons of memory-making photo opportunities, and so much more fun stuff!

When you come to our vendor table, you'll get to browse an awesome selection of hand-made goodies, stained glass art, and kitty toys that are bursting at the seams with catnip - As always, all proceeds from our table go towards helping us continue to rescue hundreds of cats and kittens in need every year, so you can feel great about treating yourself to something special!

Take A Tour!

Tuesday, January 17th we’re celebrating the anniversary of the "Betty White Challenge” by inviting you to “be like Betty” and help the animals! We invite you to join us between 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for a special open house at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter, 25 Hart Drive, Unit 15 in Barrie. We’ll warm you up with fresh coffee and some birthday treats (this would have been Betty’s 101st birthday) and provide tours to introduce you to rescued cats who, just like the cast of the Golden Girls, have come from all walks of life to share a home together. To donate go to furryfriendsbarrie.com/Donate . Thank you for being a friend!

Buy your Calendars & Mugs NOW!

Catlendars! That’s what we should have called them because there’s 13 months of heartwarming stories & beautiful photos of real cats we’ve rescued, one featured each month. Why 13? Each calendar begins with December 2022 so you won’t have to wait long to hang & use them! All proceeds from calendar sales to go help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cats and kittens. To get your calendar(s), just e-transfer to asktheboard@furryfriendsbarrie.com, and put “Calendars” and the number you’d like to purchase in the comments section. You might also consider purchasing a couple mugs too, while you’re at it! With them you’re not just helping the cats, but you’re also helping the Ukrainian family, displaced by the war who make them, restart their lives in Barrie! They’re also $20 (simply put “Mugs” in the comments section). We’ll email you to confirm your purchase and arrange pick-up.

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