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Springtime for CatsApril 13, 1-4 p.m."Springtime for Cats" will benefit the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary in Chester Township. It will take place at the E.O.U.V…

Springtime for Cats

April 13, 1-4 p.m.

“Springtime for Cats” will benefit the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary in Chester Township.

It will take place at the E.O.U.V Hall in Gottscheer Club Park, 8636 Pekin Road, Russell Township.

The event is $40 per person and will include appetizers at 1 p.m., a family-style Sunday dinner at 1:30 p.m. and a free ticket for a reverse raffle with a $1,000 jackpot.

There will also be sideboards, auction items and a “treasure scoop” (a fun game of chance with prizes for all participants).

Dinner will consist of chicken schnitzel, roast beef, pasta, green beans almondine, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls and butter, coffee and tea, with mini-pastries for dessert.

There will be no extra charge for beer, wine and soft drinks.

Reservations required and must be made by April 8.

Tickets will be held at the door at the event.

“We are delighted that the benefit will be held in this spacious and very charming venue,” said Jeanne Bones, the sanctuary’s founder and director.

Noting that the fundraiser is very important for the mostly cageless cat sanctuary, she added, “No one at our facility is paid a salary.”

“We depend on donations and volunteers. However, we still have to provide food, kitty litter, vet care and other necessities for more than 70 cats — some of whom will stay at Happy Tails for the rest of their lives because they are unadoptable due to being physically disabled, old, feral or distrusting of humans due to prior abuse, neglect or abandonment,”?she said. “Along with our usual expenses, some of our older cats need dental work and other special vet care. People who don’t attend the event can still assist the sanctuary with a donation.”

Bones said a tabby “who has especially touched our hearts is ‘Jeepers.'”

All four of her paws are declawed, she has only a few tiny teeth and she was abandoned in the midst of this winter’s heavy snowfall and arctic temperatures, she said.

“A Chardon policeman named James Klima rescued Jeepers, who was on the verge of starvation,”?Bones added.

If people are interested in adopting or getting more information about Jeepers, they can call the Chardon Veterinary Hospital, 440-286-1611.

Jeepers’ $40 adoption fee will be donated by the veterinary practice to Happy Tails.

For more information about the sanctuary or for reservations to the April 13 event, call Doreen, H/L Communications (the event’s corporate sponsor) at 440-759-0076 or send an email message to

Reservations and payments and/or donations can also be mailed to: Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary, P.O. Box 581, Chesterland, OH 44026.

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