Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter fundraiser lets donors name adoptable cats

Cats soaking up light by the window
The Kit10 Fundraiser allows donors to name cats at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Kit10 Fundraiser allows donors to name cats at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

For the second year in a row, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is hosting a fundraiser that will help save the lives of hundreds of cats.

Through the shelter’s Kit10 Fundraiser, participants will be given the opportunity to name adoptable cats in the WCRAS system. In order to name a cat, participants must donate at least $10 or more.

According to the shelter, residents can donate and name as many cats as many times as they wish. The fundraising event runs through July 2.

“Now is the perfect time to let your creativity shine while helping a great cause,” said April Peiffer, WCRAS community programs director, in a June 28 news release. “The names you provide will be added to the kitten-naming registry with your donation. Participants can then watch wilcopets.org to see an adoptable kitten with the name of their choosing.”

All of the funds raised by this event will go toward the needs of cats and kittens in the shelter, according to WCRAS. Beyond monetary donations, the shelter said it is accepting donations of items to help WCRAS’ most vulnerable felines.

In its news release, WCRAS stated it has taken in more than 600 cats and kittens in just May and June this year.

WCRAS will waive the adoption fees for residents who adopt two or more cats to bring home through July 2.

To make a donation toward this fundraiser, visit the Kit10 Fundraiser website here. A full list of donatable items for cats and kittens can also be found on that website. Residents may also make donations to name a cat by calling WCRAS at 512-943-3817.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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