NBA Catwatch shirts have raised $7,500 for animal shelters

CatGridThanks7500Sales of NBA Catwatch shirts have raised $7,500 in donations for animals and shelters around the USA.

I’m super blessed / inspired by the amount of people who bought a shirt and the piles of money I have been able to send to our animal friends who need it the most.

On Christmas Day 2015 I donated $500 to each of the following shelters:

Anti-Cruelty Society [Chicago, IL]
Animal Haven [New York, NY]
Michigan Human Society [Detroit, MI]
Living Free [Mountain Center, CA]
Operation Kindness [Carrollton, TX]
Rural Animal Rescue Effort [Columbia, TN]
Wisconsin Humane Society [Milwaukee, WI]

And in Spring 2016, I made $500 donations to:

The Humane Society of Genesee County [Flint, MI]
Helping Homeless Felines [Falls Church, VA]
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter [Baltimore, MD]
Oregon Human Society [Portland, OR]
Stray Rescue of St. Louis [St. Louis, MO]
Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation [St. Martinville, LA]

So far this Summer, I’ve donated $500 to:

Cleveland Animal Protective League [Cleveland, OH]
Northeast Animal Shelter [Salem, MA]

You can find the receipts on Twitter.

More shirts, and more donations to come in 2016 and beyond!

Get one here.

NBA Catwatch shirts have raised $6,500 for animal shelters

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In just six months, sales of NBA Catwatch shirts have raised $6,500 in donations for animals and shelters around the USA.

I’m super blessed / inspired by the amount of people who bought a shirt and the piles of money I have been able to send to our animal friends who need it the most.

On Christmas Day 2015 I donated $500 to each of the following shelters:

Anti-Cruelty Society [Chicago, IL]
Animal Haven [New York, NY]
Michigan Human Society [Detroit, MI]
Living Free [Mountain Center, CA]
Operation Kindness [Carrollton, TX]
Rural Animal Rescue Effort [Columbia, TN]
Wisconsin Humane Society [Milwaukee, WI]

And so far this Spring I’ve made $500 donations to:

The Humane Society of Genesee County [Flint, MI]
Helping Homeless Felines [Falls Church, VA]
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter [Baltimore, MD]
Oregon Human Society [Portland, OR]
Stray Rescue of St. Louis [St. Louis, MO]
Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation [St. Martinville, LA]

You can find the receipts on Twitter.

More shirts, and more donations to come in 2016!

Get one here.

Hunter is not KAT’s cat, but young KAT had a cat.

NBA CATWATCH EXCLUSIVE: KAT’s cat revealed.

You might have seen / flooded my mentions with this video of Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns spending time with this lil guy:

It’s not the first time KAT has been seen holding a cat, judging by this still image from a Jumbotron video I spent a week tweet-bugging different members of the Minnesota Timberwolves PR staff about releasing, which they did:

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But the recent globetrotting KAT/cat video, published to raise support for Towns’s NBA All-Star campaign, does refer to “KAT and his cat,” prompting readers to question whether that is KAT’s cat.

That is not KAT’s cat.

Karl-Anthony-Towns-Holding-His-CatThat cat is named Hunter, and belongs to a staff member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a team source (feels so good to type that phrase!) who also disclosed previously unknown (to me at least) information about Towns’s cat ownership status – “Karl does not currently have a cat, but he did growing up…”

Karl-Athony Towns had a cat growing up!

This explains KAT’s comfort holding Hunter (and the still-unnamed Jumbotron kitten) – notice those giant, yet supportive hands, and the way he holds still-unnamed Jumobotron kitten to his cheek with a sense of familiarity and intimacy.

Karl-Anthony Towns is a cat person. He knows his way around cats.

Points of Further Investigation:

  • What was the name of KAT’s childhood cat?
  • Was it cute? Yes it was because all cats are cute.
  • Will KAT get a cat of his very own some day?

 

NBA Catwatch shirts have raised $3,500 for animal shelters

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As of Christmas Eve 2015, these goofy shirts that I’ve been selling with a cat instead of Jerry West on the NBA logo have raised $3,500 for animal shelters.

I’m inspired by the amount of people who bought a shirt and the pile of money I was able to send to our animal friends who need it the most.

I donated $500 to each of the following shelters:
Anti-Cruelty Society [Chicago, IL]
Animal Haven [New York, NY]
Michigan Human Society [Detroit, MI]
Living Free [Mountain Center, CA]
Operation Kindness [Carrollton, TX]
Rural Animal Rescue Effort [Columbia, TN]
Wisconsin Humane Society [Milwaukee, WI]

You can find the receipts on Twitter.

More shirts, and more donations to come in 2016!

Get one here.