Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We Love You.

Good morning! This fundraiser is zipping by and we are one week away from wrapping this up. I just wanted to pause for a moment and give you a big thank you for pushing so hard the first two weeks and giving SO much.

Thank you for being so generous.  It's a very rare thing the way you give like you do. Every time I visit our shelter I see first hand the good that our donations have done. I see the improvements that were made that make things more comfortable the cats and kittens while they wait for their forever homes.  I see fleece beds that were handmade by our friend Mary making cages cozier.

The other day, I had a conversation with our head vet who was absolutely giddy about two heart surgeries they were able to do this year because of our Special Needs Fund.  After our chat, I continued down the hall to the foster room where I was me a barricade of boxes filled with kitten food and supplies that were donated from one of our Community members. Sarah, Foster Program Coordinator, was having a rough day and said that this surprise shipment completely turned things around for her.

Many of the staff comment on how exciting it is to watch our fundraising total grow.  They feel lifted knowing ALL of these people believe in the good work they are doing and choose to support it.   Your many gifts have impacted the lives of both cats and humans.  I just want you to know how meaningful that is to me, and to everyone at the shelter, too.  Thank you so much for giving like you do.

We love you.


This is my friend Mackenzie -- she's very generous too. She owns Pepper Pot Polish, and she's created some IBKC inspired nail polish colors just for us!  She'll be donating a portion of the sale of these to our fundraiser. I'll be back to share more photos and details in a bit, so do stay tuned -- I just wanted to give you a little peek because I'm so excited about this!

I've got a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff happening, like managing all of this auction stuff, but I'll post as often as I can.



  1. As a professional fundraiser, I can attest to the magic that is the IBKC. It's a rough business - sometimes you wonder, why on earth do I put myself through this rollercoaster? And then, like Sarah, one good thing happens, or you hear one wonderful story, or one person sends you an email to say thank you, and it's all worth it. Thank YOU, IBKC, for being my happy place on the internet - a place where politics, terrorism, and sadness don't exist. I appreciate all YOU do to make our days sunny and bright. :)

  2. Hurray for sparkle ball inspired nail polish. Helping the kitties one sparkly fingernail at a time!

  3. This was a wonderful post to read, giving concrete reminders of why this fundraising is so important, and what the benefits have been for the cats and kittens. Thank you. And thank you for all that you do to raise the funds!



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