The Laguna Woods Cat Club is a small but mighty band of volunteers who have been rescuing cats in our Village retirement community since 1971. We have an IRS 501 © (3) tax exempt status, and all of the resources for our Foster and Adoption Program are derived from donations and fundraising events. The Mission of this program is to provide loving, permanent homes for cats who come into our care due to abandonment or relinquishment. Our services are reserved for any resident of Laguna Woods Village, and procedures have been established to provide guidance through both relinquishment and adoption. Our highest commitment remains the health and safety of the cats entrusted to our care.
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 11th , in Clubhouse 5 at 12:30pm.
We will be presenting a memorial tribute to Pat Wilkinson, our beloved Vice President, publicist, and webmaster, who passed away on September 13th.
Light refreshments will be served.
The remainder of our time will be devoted to reviewing the final details for our Holiday Boutique in Clubhouse 7 on Saturday, October 28th.
If you are a Boutique volunteer, please attend this meeting. Thanks to those who donated raffle items. We are in abundance and not accepting anything more, except gift cards. It will be fabulous!
We hope you will enjoy our website and all it has to offer cat lovers and CATS. There is a lot to choose from and we thought we might help you along in finding what you might be looking for.
Under ADOPTIONS – you will find the cats that we have in our adoption program, and links to two additional sites to check out – Pet-finders and Adopt-a-Pet. And, so many other things to help you along with your adoption plans.
Under FOSTERING – all you need to know to become a Foster – fosters are the ‘angels’ that allow us to have our Adoption Program. (NEW FOSTER VIDEO)
Under RELINQUISHMENT – information on giving up your much loved cat with our promise of finding it a loving home.
Under DONATE – how to donate to the Adoption Program and also – to our famous
Under ABOUT US – the board members and their individual jobs and contact information. Also about the club, recent Publicity, membership and etc.
AND, how to CONTACT US.
Under RESOURCES – find everything from Vets to Pet Sitters and so much more.
Under EMERGENCY –Emergency information for your ill cat. Also, tel. number for lost or stray cats in the Village. Disaster Preparedness Plan for Cats.
Under CAT TALK – all sorts of good things to know and fun things to watch.
Under FORMS - you will find ALL OF OUR FORMS that deal with our program.
Message from our President (7 July):
Wow, here it is July already and the days are sunny and hot! I hope you’re enjoying your post-Covid summer. As you know, we are not having Membership Meetings in July and August, but we’re not sitting on our paws. We’re working on plans for our Holiday Boutique on October 28, 2023 and consistently overseeing the future of all aspects of the Cat Club. Lots of you volunteered for the Boutique, and it will be spectacular. Several of you volunteered for Board and Assistant positions, which is great, although we do need to fill a need for more. You’ll be receiving information about both in the very near future.
I’m writing to you about a serious situation. We have an imperative need for foster parents. We currently have no available fosters. That means that we will have to turn residents away. They will have to resort to other rescues or shelters. Worse-case scenario—I will have to place the Foster and Adoption Program on hiatus and turn EVERYBODY away.
If you ever considered fostering, now is the time to step up. If you’ve been with the Club for several years, you know how rewarding fostering can be for someone who takes in a cat who has just lost the only home and human it has ever known. You’ve seen the wonderful Foster Tribute videos produced by Pat Wilkinson and you’ve read the articles in the Globe and the Breeze extolling the virtues of this very special kind of volunteering. Our Cat Club covers all of the costs—food, supplies, and medical attention. You can have the companionship of a little feline being with none of the cost.
Please consider helping us out. Even if you only foster for the summer to cover vacations, it would be a big help. Fosters are human beings with demands on their lives and time, too, and they are entitled to ask for time off. Right now, I’m looking for someone to take in Shelly, Rose Tingle’s cat. I promised Rose, on her death bed, that I would find a loving home for Shelly. It’s taking a little longer than I expected, but I will keep that promise. I need to re-foster him now. Surely there’s someone out there who could take in this big butter biscuit for a few more months.
Please contact Jody Powers at 832-540-1063 or email@example.com to sign up or find out more. Please check out CoCo, Kelly, Reddy, Sugar, and Shelly. Coming soon: Lucky, the 6-month-old stray we rescued, and Zipper, a long-haired, beautiful mix.
We really need your support. Please help our kitties out.
Adopting a cat can change your life. The loving relationship you develop with this bundle of fur can make your day...day after day! Click . .
Fostering is a wonderful way to find out how a loving relationship with a kitty can change your life. Click . . .
Need to give up your beloved cat? We're here to help you during this difficult time. To learn all about relinquishment, Click . . .
This is our THIRD addition to our Members' Cats photos show. We have gathered photographs of our members' beloved cats and are sharing them with you. We hope that you enjoy the wonderful diverseness of our felines. How blessed we are!
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to add your kitty to the show, please email us and we'll be back in touch. Additions will take place every few months. Thanks so much!
Please click on the link to view the show!
Seven years ago one of our members adopted her first cat in 30 years!!! Needless to say, there were lots of adjustments made for both Pat and Missy. This is the story of them 'adopting' each other. Enjoy!
Turn any stay at home time into a learning experience! Learn how to decode your cat's blood test. Learn why cats like tight spaces, or how to bring a new cat home. Discover new cat breeds - what's a Nebelung? Isn't it about time you found out? It's easy - the answer to everything is right here on 'Cat Talk'. See, right at the top of the page you will find the link. Right under Adoptions, you'll also find easy access to our adoptable cats, Petfinders and Adopt-A-Pet. Need a non-contact sport? Collect plastic bottles and cans and call Vicki Robbins at 949-598-0079. Most of all - love your kitties. You'll find all kinds of fun videos about cats on Cat Talk. See you soon!!
Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference. Your contribution supports the Cat Club's rescue, fostering and adoption of Laguna Woods’ cats.