Waterloo Alley Cat Project Fundraiser: February 3rd at The Beachland Ballroom

A happy Waterloo cat.

The Waterloo Alley Cat Project is a not for profit grassroots volunteer organization in the North Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland that has implemented the trap-neuter/spay-return method to help reduce the number of cats and kittens roaming the streets around the Waterloo Road business district. Since its inception in November 2009, the Project has spayed and neutered over 100 cats and garnered the support of municipal officials, residents and local businesses. Debbie Gulyas, Waterloo Road business owner and project volunteer remarked, “Two years ago it wasn’t unusual to see cats jumping into dumpsters looking frantically for food, or to find kittens living in the bushes on every side street. Today fewer kittens are being born and there are less roaming adult cats because we are taking care of their basic needs; making it a better place for all. I am so proud of our work.”

On Friday, February 3, 2012, Waterloo Alley Cat Project is hosting its 3rd Annual FUNdraiser at The Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Road. The night will begin at 7 p.m with a basket raffle and silent auction, emceed by the legendary TV personality The Ghoul, with DJing by artist Jake Kelly. Over 30 fabulous items have been donated by local artists, businesses and individuals. Raffle tickets will be $2 each or 6 for $10; and you must be present to win. Local restaurants will be donating appetizers. Following the raffle and auction, there will be a concert at 9:30 p.m. featuring 3 local bands who will be donating their time and talents: Volcano Fortress, Shitbox Jimmy and The Very Knees.

Admission for the night is $5; or FREE if you bring cat food (3 cans wet or a bag of dry). 100% of the money raised goes to the care of the cats. If you can’t attend the event, tax deductible donations can be made to Northeast Shores Development Corporation, 317 East 156th St. Cleveland 44110 and mark in the memo:"Waterloo Alley Cat Project."

Deborah Gulyas is a merchant on Waterloo Road:Blue Arrow Records and Books, and This Way Out Vintage Shoppe in the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern. And, lover of cats.

Deborah Gulyas

Merchant on Waterloo Road: Blue Arrow Records and Books and This Way Out Vintage Shoppe in the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern. And, lover of cats.

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