Homeless cats in community supported through cash bash

Catnip Acres/PetSmart Alternate Adoption Site in Washington, Pennsylvania, will be hosting a cash bash for the second consecutive year in the Waynesburg Armory, partnered with Save a Horse Stable on March 14.

“We start selling tickets in January for a March event, and start reaching out to local businesses and shops as well in January, with follow ups in February and early March,” said Nicole Roberts, volunteer for the organization.

Catnip Acres is a registered non-profit organization in Greene County that supports homeless cats in the community. Catnip Acres has been helping local animals for 31 years and hopes to continue their work for years to come. They provide spay and neuter services to cats in need. To continue to service the community, they must maintain at least two-low cost spay and neuter clinics for cats each month that treat 75 cats each time. In addition, they house 200 cats in their shelter as they search for safe homes for adoption.

With 1,000 tickets sold, the cash bash is anticipating 250 – 400 people in attendance. All participating donated in an effort to keep the doors of the organization open and help to continue to fund their animal welfare services. 

“We will also have strip tickets, 50/50, Chinese auction, and choice of table which includes larger scale items: Yeti coolers, TV’s, a Roomba, fire pit, Coach and Michael Khors bags, mystery cash and Nemacolin Woodlands gift certificates. Food and beverages are included in the ticket price. Also, we will be selling lottery calendars, shirts, sweatshirts and more,” Roberts said. 

The event is open for those who are 18 years of age and older. Numbers for the cash bash will be drawn every 15 minutes with various monetary amounts. The doors open at 2:00 p.m. and drawings will begin at 3:00 p.m.. 

“Baskets include a beach basket, tea and coffee baskets, gym basket, wine basket, lottery ticket wreath, tickets to the improv, zoo, Rohanna’s golf course, various restaurants in Washington and Greene County,” Roberts said.