The Society Room Charity Fundraiser | Cat Rescue Shelter CT Cat Connection | CATSquerade Ball

meow!  i went to my first CATSquerade Ball last week at the Society Room in Hartford, CT!!  the CATSquerade was a charity fundraiser to raise much needed funds for the cat rescue organization Connecticut Cat Connection located in Windsor, CT.  Connecticut Cat Connection is a no-kill organization comprised of 100% volunteers.  currently there are 70 cats at the shelter looking for loving forever homes.  i stopped by the shelter before going to the Ball and was really tempted to take home a few kitties! …a grey and white fuzzy one named Tony and his buddy Vinny …Snowflake the office kitty …a brown tabby named Sidney.  YUP!!  there’s a kitty there with MY NAME!!!:)

helping homeless cats and dogs is a cause i feel very strongly about.  all my furry babies are rescues.  Rajah and Aladdin were adopted from a foster home when i was going to college in Pittsburgh.  not even a year after moving to CT, Luna joined the family.  she was adopted from a pet adoption day at Petco.  i went in for cat litter and came out with a 3rd cat (and achieved crazy cat lady status):) my dog Haskell was adopted from a foster home in Tennessee.  he was almost 2 years old when he joined the family.  in the past, i’ve fostered and rehabilitated feral cats.  it was one of the most rewarding challenges i have ever experienced.  seeing a cat that wants nothing to do with you transform into a purring lap cat that goes off to a good home is a really good feeling, and makes you feel like you did something right and helped give a kitty a second chance at life.

when i found out about the CATSquerade Ball, i immediately contacted Connecticut Cat Connection and offered to photograph the event and donated a pet portrait session for the silent auction.  the CATSquerade was a huge success!!  the Ball was sold out and raised lots of money for kitties!  here are some highlights from the CATSquerade Ball!!  meow!:)

if you would like to make a donation or volunteer, please visit the Connecticut Cat Connection website for more info.


the gorgeous Society Room in Hartford

hand decorated masks for the CATSquerade Ball!

Tracey – one of the adoption counselors at Connecticut Cat Connection

kitties that need loving homes!!

many local businesses generously donated goods and services for the silent auction

kitty art by Kerry Kozaczuk

Nancy and Nick from “After All” rocked the house with everything from Lady GaGa to Journey!!  they were REALLY REALLY good!!

KILLER mask!!

Mary Ann – founder of Connecticut Cat Connection

Tracey and Mary Ann – thank you for having me at your 1st Annual CATSquerade Ball!  can’t wait for next year!!:)


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