"Taming Me: Memoir of a Clever Island Cat" Fundraising Dinner for Colony Cats (& dogs)
Published by Collage Books, "Taming Me: Memoir of a Clever Island Cat" is loosely based on the real life of Lucy Miracle. As the novel's protagonist and narrator, Lucy offers an intimate look at the thoughts and emotions of a kitten as she struggles to survive in the wild and learns the intricacies of human interaction. Trap-Neuter-Return, a method for humanely controlling cat populations, is one element of the novel's page-turning plot, while a cat-hating villain provides intrigue and comic relief. Animal behavior scientist Jonathan Balcombe notes, "Unruh brilliantly captures the inner world of a cat," while journalist Darlene Arden remarks, "You'll cry, you'll laugh and you will love Lucy." The book's many supporters include Alley Cat Allies, The Humane Society of the United States, Neighborhood Cats, Farm Sanctuary, Florida Voices for Animals, actress Loretta Swit, and popular authors Rory Freedman and Carolyn Haines.
The national tour to promote "Taming Me: Memoir of a Clever Island Cat" comes to Columbus on April 6, and includes a limited-seating, fundraising dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Camelot Cellars.
The $65 ticket includes dinner (salad, rolls w/ herb butter, choice of meat or vegetarian lasagna, California mixed vegetables, and desert), Camelot Cellars wine, an autographed book and the chance to meet Unruh and Lucy Miracle. Proceeds will benefit Colony Cats (& dogs).
Founded in 2002, the primary mission of the all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to reduce cat overpopulation through public awareness and spay/neuter efforts. Colony Cats is the first and primary organization in central Ohio to offer support services to feral cat caregivers. It also rescues and finds homes for domesticated cats and dogs that have been abused, abandoned or relinquished due to financial hardships. To date, the group has facilitated the spay and neuter of nearly 9,000 cats and dogs and placed over 6,500 pets in homes. For details visit www.colonycats.org.
Camelot Cellars (View)
958 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|