we love our volunteers!

Are you feeling unappreciated? Does your boss give you a hard time? Come to our shelter where you will be greeted with waving tails and purring fur people who cannot get enough of your attention and love. You will leave knowing you made a difference. Positions open for direct care, board members, tag days and fundraising days. Call us at 705 326-1545 or email us comfiecatshelter@gmail.com

Update: Annual General Meeting and Election

Effective immediately, there are openings for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Directors. Needed are individuals who have computer and management skills. Please send your letters to comfiecatshelter@gmail.com c/o the Secretary. The Annual General Meeting and Election will be held on June17th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brian Orser Arena.

Attention Gardeners

The Comfie Cat Shelter is offering a selection of summer flower bulbs, garden plants, seeds, sprouters and a wonderful cookbook. These are sourced from Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI. When you place an order from their fundraising catalogue, the shelter earns 50% from every purchase! To view a catalogue, please email Maureen at m.robertson@rogers.com or call Maureen at (705) 327-5697. Some of the feature items are Asiatic Lilies, Hosta, everbearing strawberries, Dahlia, Freesia, Oriental Lilies, summer bulb gardens, summer rock gardens as well as seed for herbs, veggies, salad and sprouts. Orders must be placed by mid-April, so call or email Maureen today!

Openings for Board Members, Committee Members & Volunteers

It takes a whole team to run our shelter on a daily basis. The Comfie Cat Shelter is run by a board of directors and countless volunteers, which we are always looking for. In June, we will be having our general election and are accepting letters of intent right now. We are looking for business minded people to join our team to make our shelter the best it can be. In addition, we are always looking for committee members for the fundraising team, adoption team, communication team and of course, shelter volunteers.

Our board is responsible for all shelter operations including organizing fundraisers and community events, scheduling volunteers, accounting for all financial information going in and out of the shelter, organizing veterinarian visits, administering medications, adoptions, cleaning and much more. Each board member takes on what their schedule allows to contribute to our cause

If you or anyone you know would be interested in joining the board of directors or a sub-committee, please e-mail your letter of intent to comfiecatshelter@gmail.com by the end of May. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Orillia Winter Carnival 2014

Congratulations to Steven Bimm and Chris Cyr, the winners of our 50/50 draws on March 1 & 2. Thanks to all who stopped by our tent to purchase 50/50 tickets, make donations or just to have a visit and learn more about the shelter. We appreciated your warm thoughts on a very cold weekend!

Adoptathon a success!

YAY! It was LOVE at first sight at Orillia Square Mall Friday morning! No sooner had we set up for the Adoptathon than LISA and TAUPETTE met, and a couple of hours later the paperwork was completed and Taupette was having lunch in her new FOREVER HOME! CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM BOTH!
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Update February 5: Congratulations to Taupette, Caramel, Sandi, Suzie, Harry Potter, Tiny, Carlie, Miss Foxi and their adoptive families! It was wonderful meeting the public and promoting adoptions at the Orillia Square Mall. Contact us at comfiecatshelter@gmail.com or (705) 326-1545 if you are interested in adopting – there are still many more cats of all ages awaiting a home of their own! You can view many of the available cats by selecting “cats available for adoption” on the drop-down menu under “I want to adopt”.

Adoptathon at the Orillia Square Mall

Cats of all ages from the Comfie Cat Shelter are eagerly preparing for the upcoming adoptathon at the Orillia Square Mall on January 31st, February 1st & 2nd 2014. A shelter is not a home – plan to visit us and meet the cats who are awaiting their forever homes.

As the new year begins, we would like to extend our best wishes to these former residents (and their new human companions): Bailey, Bert, Blackie, Boots, Buddy, Button (aka Smudge), Casanova, Clematis, Cinnamon, Gabrielle, Hank, Jasper, Jovi, Melanie, Mocha, Phillip, Pluto, Porky, Tara, Tiki, Leo Puss Puss and Samuel.

We Have Kittens!

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A new family of kittens was born on November 11, 2013 – one has been spoken for, and five are seeking their forever homes. They will be ready to go home toward the end of January. For more information, or to set up an adoption appointment, please email us at comfiecatshelter.ca or phone (705) 326-1545.

Orillia Square Mall Adoptathon

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On September 14th and 15th, the Comfie Cat Shelter held an Adopt-a-Thon inside the Orillia Square Mall. Pictured above is Jovi the kitten, and Tara with their new furrever families!

We are so thrilled to see seven of our cats be adopted over the course of the adopt-a-thon. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and to all of our dedicated volunteers. It’s wonderful to watch the moment that someone falls in love with their new best friend.  Good luck in your new lives Jovi and Tara!