9RACHEL & JUN YOUTUBE CHANNEL There is a cat-loving couple who have a You Tube channel where they post information
about all things Japan, including cat issues and helping
to raise funds for cat rescue/shelter/adoption situations. Junichi (Jun), the husband, is a longtime cat lover.
He and Rachel have a cat named Leo that Jun rescued
as an abandoned kitten. They have posted several videos featuring the cat. If you pull up one titled Jun and
His Cat, you will be charmed. Recently, they designed
T-shirts that say “Cat Person” in Japanese kanji. Jun did
the calligraphy, and Leo added a paw print to the design.
— Catster reader Gail Saunders, Washington
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Ah, summer. It’s the season for barbecues and
pool parties. The next time you host one of these
get-togethers for your family, friends, or neighbors,
why not help cats in the process?
When you invite people to a summer gathering, they often ask what food or drinks they
can bring. Let them know that you’ll take care of
those, but if they want to bring a few dollars to
donate to your local animal shelter or rescue or
favorite cat-related charity, that would be more
Maybe you prefer that guests contribute food
and drinks, instead of you getting everything ready
yourself. (I don’t blame you!) If that’s the case,
make the get-together potluck-style. When people come over, set up a donation jar next to the
food or drinks, and include a note next to the jar,
letting people know the cat-related organization
you’re raising money for, and that they’re welcome
Soon after the gathering, donate the money to
your organization of choice. Send it through the
organization’s website, or write a check and mail it;
if the group is local, drop off the money in person.
Then send a note to the guests who came to your
party or barbecue, telling them the amount they
raised for the organization and thanking them for
their contributions. You’ll all get that warm, fuzzy
feeling for donating money, the organization will
be thankful for it, and the cats will benefit, too —
CATSTER READER GIVE