CATS Cradle’s Third Annual Comedy Fundraiser

WHAT: Rock the Cradle fundraiser for CATS Cradle Shelter
WHERE: Garage Bar, 3108 9th St S, Moorhead
WHEN: Thurs, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $20

On Thursday, February 27th, the Garage Bar in Moorhead will provide the venue for the 3rd Annual “Rock the Cradle” fundraiser for CATS Cradle Shelter. Featuring stand-up comedians, door prizes, and a silent auction, this event will be MC’d by WDAY journalist and co-anchor Robin Huebner.

A touring team of charitable comedians called “Raise the Woof”—which has helped raise over $300,000 for animal charities around the nation—will be making an appearance. The doors will open at 6:00 PM, and the headliner, Isaac Witty, will start off the show at 7:30. This Wisconsin native has made quite a name for himself in the entertainment industry, with appearances on David Letterman and Comedy Central over the course of his two-decade career.

The other “Raise the Woof” comedians will be Adrian Cosby of Yellow Springs, Ohio and Mark Nusbaum of Minneapolis. Cosby began his comedy career in 2009 and also works as a motivational speaker, while Nusbaum is known for his sardonic wit and social commentary.

Silent auction items will include gift cards for groceries, pet grooming, coffee shops, Anytime Fitness, and even Microsoft software and Xbox games. There will also be opportunities for free photo sessions with Haney’s Photography and a three-day stay at a cottage at Golden Eagle Campground.

In addition to rescuing cats and placing them up for adoption, CATS Cradle—a volunteer-run organization funded by donations—works to educate the public and prevent abuse, neglect, and cruelty to animals. Rather than cages, the cats are kept in colony units where they share one room selected for them by roommate compatibility. They are well cared for by shelter volunteers and often fostered in private homes.

As a no-kill shelter, CATS Cradle has greatly reduced Fargo-Moorhead’s euthanasia rate since it opened on January 1st, 2012. In the past two years, there have been only two adoptable cats euthanized at the Fargo Pound, and West Fargo and Moorhead pounds have brought their euthanasia rates down to zero. In 2013, for the first time in Fargo-Moorhead history, there were no adoptable cats euthanized for the entire year.

Adoption open house hours are Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturdays from noon to 5:00 PM, with private appointments available.

Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go to the shelter. To reserve yours today, call 701-356-7877.

 

This article originally appeared in the High Plains Reader.

–  Särah Nour

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