St. Catty’s Day 9-Lives Raffle a success

Special to The Log

Feline Friends of Destin hosted the St. Catty’s Day 9-Lives Raffle March 17 at Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Silver Sands Premium Outlets to raise money toward its mission of rescuing and being able to take care of more kittens and cats. President and foster coordinator of FFOD, Carol Wride announced the event was very well received. 

“It will help us continue our mission of saving the kittens and cats and having them all spayed and neutered,” said Carol. “This is a true passion that we all have at Feline Friends of Destin.”

The money that was raised during the raffle further allows FFOD to bring kittens to PetSmart to get adopted. The nonprofit organization spends more than $2,000 each month on the cost of sending the kittens and cats to the veterinarian for spays/neuters, check-ups, illnesses, etc. Therefore, FFOD relies solely on fundraising and donations for these expenses.

The success of the St. Catty’s Day 9-Lives Raffle has left the volunteers at FFOD humbled in witnessing so many people graciously helping to support these wonderful animals. Without help from the community, FFOD would not be able to do everything that they do for the kittens and cats that they bring to PetSmart. FFOD looks forward to continuing the raffle for many years to come.

Feline Friends of Destin is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is part of an international effort, working to promote, foster and develop humane, nonlethal control programs for feral and stray cats through sterilization that affectively reduces their numbers over a period of time. FFOD respects the sanctity of life and the rights of individual animals and embraces proactive and preventative control methods like Trap Neuter Return. FFOD sterilizes, vaccinates, microchips and returns unadoptable feral cats where a feeder feeds them everyday. FFOD adopts out all cats and kittens that can become pets.