February Encore: Okey Drawing to Benefit Feral Cat Rescue

Okey white cat drawing
"Okey" Drawing by BZTAT

Today’s February Encore drawing is special. It is special for two reasons.

One is because it is a drawing of my little rescue cat Okey, who is, of course, very special to me. She is special to many others as well, because of the Okey’s Promise movement she has inspired.

The other reason this particular drawing is special is because I am offering the proceeds from its auction to the rescue group that helped me rescue Okey. Cripple Creek Ferals & Friends is currently involved in a major rescue of several feral cats whose situation has worsened in the midst of their rescue.

Volunteers had begun attending to several cats at the home of a couple who had lost control of their population of felines. After the rescue had begun, the house caught fire. The woman was seriously injured. The man had already been placed in a nursing home and was no longer in the home. (Read local news about the fire and cat rescue.)

It appears that the cats that were in the home survived by escaping into the garage that did not burn. Now Cripple Creek Ferals & Friends are tasked with managing, assessing, vetting and finding homes for all these cats. You can follow updates on the cats and learn adopting them at Cripple Creek’s Petfinder page.

Cripple Creek Ferals & Friends is not a large rescue group, but they are top notch, and I have no doubt that they will find a way to give these cats the best. Their leader coached me through Okey’s rescue, and we are both deeply indebted to her. The group needs resources though, and I have agreed to help raise funds for them.

All of the proceeds from this drawing’s auction will go to Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends. You can also donate to their organization separate from the auction by sending money via PayPal to the email address: criplcrkferals@aol.com.

Thanks for your support.

Here’s the info about the drawing:

This auction is now closed.

Approx. 5″ X7″ Prismacolor Pencil Drawing by artist BZTAT

(Drawing is on Bristol Board and pasted onto a colored paper background.)

Comes with an acid free mat ready for an 8″ X 10″ frame

Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $30 USD

Shipping: $5 USA $15 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $60 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $60 + shipping via PayPal to bztat at bztat.com.

Highest bid at 11:00 pm EST on Monday 2/21/11 wins the piece.

Winning bidder: send payment of bid + shipping to Paypal using email address: bztat at bztat.com

Please allow 3-4 weeks for USA shipping.

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