Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spring Fling Art for Paws

Cats Haven, one of Indianapolis’ oldest no-kill shelters specializing in special-needs and senior felines, is holding its annual Spring Fling Art for Paws event Saturday, May 23, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Each artist/vendor will be donating a portion of their sales to Cats Haven. This event will be held at 2603 North College Avenue. Admission is free and will feature the following:

Amber Moore - Moore Art - cartoon drawings

Julie Heise - Hint of Southwest - jewelry

Beth Zyglowicz - Yumeki Studios - watercolors

Victoria Wesseler - Dirtpatch Inc. - Christmas story box

Ellen Farrow - Dragondolls - fiber and clay

Barbara Wills - Gypsy Cat - jewelry

Kathryn Rodenbach - Kate's Kreations - acrylics

April A. Tchiguka - Dreadheadartist Creations – photography

Karen Seltzer - Pet Portraits w/ a Personal Touch by Karen - oils

Carleen Rivera - Original Images - pastels

Jennifer Metz - Jennifer Designs - fiber

Rebecca Jordan - Rebecca Jordan Designs - fiber and jewelry

Joe Alexander - Alexander Handicrafts - woodworking

Thelma Antolin - Stamps, Paper, Scissors - paper

Entertainment by:

Amnesia the clown

Belly Dancing by Zoe Molloy

Psychic Readings by Sweet Melody of All My Relations

Simplicity Massage Studio - Heather Chaney

Free shelter tours.


Cats Haven’s Spring Fling Paws for Art is one of the shelter’s main fund raising events. Founded over 20 years ago, the shelter serves the Indianapolis community by offering a safe haven to injured, stray, elderly, and special-needs cats. After receiving appropriate veterinary care, many of these animals are available for adoption. Each Cats Haven cat is spayed/neutered, brought current on all vaccinations, and microchipped.

In many cases, these animals need more extensive veterinary care, such as x-rays and surgery for broken bones and other injuries, and dental care. Proceeds from the Spring Fling Art for Paws event are used to pay for this veterinary care, as well as to buy food and litter for the shelter.

Cats Haven works in cooperation with other shelters and rescue groups in the Indianapolis area, and also runs a small pet food pantry for pet owners who cannot afford to feed their animals. In certain circumstances, Cats Haven will also assist a pet owner by helping to provide necessary veterinary care.

Cats Haven relies solely on donations to continue its mission of helping animals and pet owners in need in the Indianapolis area.

For more information about Cats Haven or the Spring Fling Art for Paws event, contact:

Susan Hobbs

Volunteer Coordinator



Cats Haven


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