Our November 2018 online auction begins 8:00 AM Central time on Saturday November 17th and ends at 10:00 PM Central time on Saturday, December 1st. Lots of great items to bid on. You can check it out NOW at www.biddingforgood.com/rustichollowshelter but you won't be able to register or bid until Saturday August 11th. Join the bidding and help us raise $$$ for the special felines at Rustic Hollow Shelter. There are over 300 items on this auction. It's going to be a "Pawsome Auction"!!! Check it out now and preview all the great items that have been donated.
OPEN HOUSE 2018 (SUNDAY AUGUST 12th, 2018) was a HUGE Success and we had a great day and a wonderful turnout! Mark Your Calendars for the Second Sunday in August of 2019 and Join us for the "Rustic Hollow" experience.
C & W’s Rustic Hollow’s annual OPEN HOUSE will be held on SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th, from 10AM-4PM. If you haven’t had the “Rustic Hollow” experience, then this is the place to be on August 12th...unless of course, you are at the Iowa State Fair...but hey, take a break from the fair and visit C & W’s Rustic Hollow anyway!! Rustic Hollow is the largest special needs feline sanctuary in Iowa and much of the NE. Our 250-300 feline residents live comfortably, cage-free, and have TV’s with ‘catsitter’ videos to watch and screened, secure, outdoor catios and playrooms as well. A caregiver team of 14 care for the felines daily and our many volunteers help in a myriad of other ways. Visitors are always welcomed, by appointment.
Our thrift store, The Scratching Post Thrift ‘n Gift at 216 Main Street in Nashua will also be open from 10AM-4PM on the 12th. Email me for directions (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will need directions or physical address for GPS. Our staff have been busy getting the felines ready and also want me to tell you that they will be selling Walking Tacos all day along with drinks and will be holding a bake sale so they can help raise some money for the Rustic Hollow furs too. Lunch items will be available in Bradley’s House, our main building. We have a truly fantastic staff. I am very proud of the work they have done, taking pride in their building, and grooming the landscaping too. They take it upon themselves to get things ready and I could not be happier with their care of the animals.
Please greet each of our animal care specialist in each building you visit and thank them for the hard work caring for the felines daily needs and giving them TLC. Our staff is very much appreciated and you will see why when you meet them. Dress is definitely casual-jeans or slacks preferable, as the kitties will be anxious to greet you and may stretch up on your legs (or be on your back if you lean over). Of course, sitting on the floor remedies that and you can have a kitty pile for hours. You can start in any of our six buildings/homes you want and be sure to visit Wanda at our log home where some very senior and hospice kitties reside with us. There is a creek separating our log home from the other 5 sanctuary buildings and a walking bridge between them. You can park in either driveway. Please bring friends and family and come visit the cats for an hour or for a longer stay. Some people spend a great deal of the day with kitties in each of the buildings and that is encouraged too. I will be in Bradley’s House primarily and we want you to sign our guest book that day too, check out the CW T-shirts that will be for sale and get your Walking Taco anytime during the day. If you have not been here before, now is the time for you to visit and see what we are about. If you cannot make it that day, you are welcome to visit any day of the week between 10AM and 1PM, our visiting hours. Spread the word. We’d love to see you on the 12th!!! Check out our website at www.rustichollowshelter.org for more information about our work.
Carmen Linda Conklin
Former semi-professioal musician, music teacher, newspaper publisher, in-home health care provider & one of the founders of Rustic Hollow Shelter which came into existence in 1985.