Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thank you for a Successful Auction!

Ricky couldn't help trying to get into the act while I was preparing to go to the post office. Our first ever auction ended on Saturday night and now the fun of packing and shipping has begun.  We could not be happier with the results!

Once all the donations are in we will reveal the total for the fundraising event, but I can say that the resulting funds will help us to continue to do TNR and re-homing of friendly strays for the spring and summer! 

Kathy is excited to begin trapping in Avoca where there is also  problem.  There are at least five that she is aware of that need their "spa" treatment" !

Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who participated.  We are already planning the next auction.  Look for it towards the end of May!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Our First Ever Auction is UP and RUNNING!!!

Taking a hint from a fellow local cat rescue, Feline Friends in NE, we decided to try an online auction for ourselves.  Kris, Pam and I put our donated items together and set up a new facebook page Wifcap Auctions!  Here we listed the items, set the dates and let er go!!  We are amazed and blessed to see what is coming of this fun event!  As I write this on Tuesday, we have nearly five full days left before the closing bids can be made.    The word SUCCESS comes to mind!  We have had offers from others to donate items, so we are currently collecting items so that we can do another one!  A fun and easy way to make funds for our kitties in Western Iowa!  You can visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WIFCaP2 . This Irish Linen tea towel is a very hot item for this auction!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Things Keep Rollin' Along!

In the last couple months, Kathy has been busy working with the attorneys hired by the Mullin Foundation to get the necessary paperwork done in order to become an official bonafide non-profit organization.  Finally on Tuesday, we received our official letter from the state of Iowa, declaring that we are a real non-profit corporation!  Sigh of relief is in order!  This is step one in becoming a non-profit that can accept donations and offer our donors a tax deduction.  Step 2 is an exemption letter from the IRS, which is in process at this moment.  We will let you know as soon as we hear anything.

I would like to thank Ashley E. at the attorneys office for doing all the hard legal work regarding this matter.  It was pretty grueling getting the information together, but she had to put it in order and get it mailed in and for that I applaud her.  The Mullin Foundation is amazing.  Without them, we would NOT have been able to do this.  I whined and cried on FB about the "poor little people like us" that don't have the money to apply for non-profit and someone offered the information about this wonderful foundation and it worked!  I hope when I pass on, I can leave an amount of money so others can live out their passion for animal welfare.