13th Annual Cause for Paws Raffle
to Spay & Neuter Cats
RappCats is selling raffle tickets to support its program to reduce cat overpopulation in Rappahannock County. The prize is a romantic package for two, including a very special dinner at the 3-Michelin Star Inn at Little Washington and a romantic one-night stay at the charming LeFay Cottage at Little Washington.
Tickets are only $10 or 5 for $40. RappCats will sell only 500 tickets, so the odds of winning are very good. The proceeds benefit a good cause. All proceeds will be used to spay/neuter Rappahannock County cats. RappCats uses the funds mainly for homeless cats, after which they are rehomed. Also, funds are used to spay/neuter the pet cats of local families who cannot afford to do so.
Tickets will be on sale through Saturday, November 16th, when RappCats will draw the winning ticket. You do not need to be present to win. You can buy your tickets here. Tickets will also be available at the RappCats Adoption Center and from RappCats volunteers.
Michelle and Gary Schwartz, formerly of Heritage House B&B, created the Cause for Paws raffle in 2006. Toby, their rescued pet cat and guest favorite, was hit by a car on Main Street. The Schwartzes decided to turn their sad experience into a positive by creating the raffle in Toby’s memory. “Knowing that there were kind people in the county who rescued cats but couldn’t afford to spay or neuter them,” Gary says, “we created a fund to help.” They have raised approximately $25,000 in the 12 raffles held since 2006.
It has meant a lot for Michelle and Gary to help other cats through the raffle. “If everyone spays and neuters their cats, it will help to reduce the unwanted cat population in the county,” says Michelle. “Even if you are not a cat lover, please buy a raffle ticket and help us control the cat population. It will make your dog and the county’s songbirds very happy!”
RappCats is a nonprofit group that depends on volunteers and private donations. RappCats has the only state-approved cat shelter in Rappahannock County. It is not associated with the county government and receives no public funds. For more information, call RappCats at 540-987-6050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.