Cat Welfare

Cat Caper returns Oct. 9


Cat Welfare’s largest fundraising event, the Cat Caper 5K race, makes its return this year after a one-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporters, runners and walkers will gather at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 Whittier St., for the 15th annual Cat Caper Saturday, Oct. 9. Cat Welfare’s mission is to provide care for homeless cats in the […]

Cat Welfare lands on feet despite its challenging 75th year


The Cat Welfare Association, an active part of the Clintonville landscape, had hoped to celebrate its 75th anniversary in a big way in 2020. But the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change of plans. “Yes, we missed out on a celebration and this is a complete misfortune,” said Gail Harbert, Cat Welfare program manager. “We were really looking forward to a […]

Cat Welfare Association restarts adoption appointments

While the world seems unsettled these days, with the coronavirus pandemic affecting so many aspects of life, a few things have not changed. One of those is the number of amazing cats and kittens who need a family to care for them. The Cat Welfare Association, 741 Wetmore Road, is now open for adoptions by appointment. Many friendly, healthy cats […]

Cat Caper heads to Downtown location


Cat Welfare Association is hosting its 14th annual Cat Caper 5K walk-run Sept. 22 although it’s heading Downtown for the first time. Because of construction at Griggs Reservoir along the Scioto River near Upper Arlington,, the event will be held at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St. “We hope this venue with its paved course and proximity […]

Cat Welfare seeks foster sites for kittens


Signs of spring are starting to show throughout Clintonville  – with birds chirping, mud everywhere and the thermometer registering temperatures above 32 degrees more often than not. Soon, there will be kittens. Every spring, Cat Welfare experiences an influx of people dropping off kittens. Staffers there consider spring their “kitten season.” The no-kill shelter, which currently has about 250 cats […]

Cat Welfare hosts Kitten Shower

Spring time means kitten time for Cat Welfare Association, 741 Wetmore Road. (See related Spotlight article) That’s why they’re hosting a special Kitten Shower from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4. They need all sorts of extra items to help these little felines start life off on the right paw. “With many kittens headed our way as the weather […]

Cat Caper encourages Cat Nappers, dog lovers


Ready, set, purr! The 13th Annual Cat Caper 5K benefitting Cat Welfare takes place Sunday, Sept. 23, at Griggs Reservoir. Steve Hebenstreit, Cat Welfare’s board president, has participated in the race since its inception. “I am a race walker,” Hebenstreit said. “I belong to a race-walking group. There are quite a few of us that participate. We try to be […]

Shimmies for Kitties to benefit Cat Welfare

Shimmies for Kitties 2018 is organized by the Hip Art Collective. It’s basically “Belly Dancing for Kitties,” with proceeds to benefit Cat Welfare Association. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Bartelt Dancers, 3590 Riverside Drive. For $10 entry, cash only, patrons will experience a night of belly dancing and cat puns. There will be dancer performances, […]

Cat Welfare offers help with ‘community’ cats

With spring in full swing, Clintonville residents might notice an increase in the activity of free-roaming cat populations. Organizations such as Cat Welfare Association are ready to aid those people looking to establish some control. At Cat Welfare, Program Manager Gail Harbert said she knows the importance of working to stabilize local colonies of cats. “It is a community problem, […]

Opening up their home

Cat Welfare Association hosted its annual open house Sunday, Oct. 15, in the hopes that more homes could be found for the hundreds of cats and kittens. Visitors were allowed to explore the association’s facility at 741 Wetmore Road, just east of Indianola Avenue and along the railroad tracks. The event also involved free food, live music and vendors including […]