A Feline Friendly Morning: Fundraiser benefits Loudoun Community Cat Coalition

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition Fundraiser Ellen Zangla Photography Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital was proud to host “A Feline Friendly Morning,” this past Sunday at our practice.  This special event brought together local vendors, artists, and LVH doctors and staff to raise money for the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition – a local non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of our local feral cat communities through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs.  Leesburg Veterinary Hospital has hosted several TNR clinics in the past, helping to spay and neuter hundreds of cats.  You can read more about these clinics here.

This weekend’s fundraiser raised over $700 for the Coalition.  What’s more, LVH was excited to unveil their new cat friendly room for attendees.  The hospital recently implemented the Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program.  You may recall that many of LVH staff members became Fear Free Certified earlier this year.  Becoming a Cat Friendly Practice is another commitment to provide the most positive veterinary experiences for pets and their familes.

Being feline friendly means creating a calming environment for cats when they visit the vet.  LVH wanted a special room where cats could feel comfortable and at ease during their exams.  With the help of several LVH employees, they created a beautiful cat room, complete with soothing wall colors, feline-specific pheromone diffusers, music, and a beautiful wall mural.   Talented local pet photographer Ellen Zangla took photos of cats in the new room in front of the artwork.

Scroll through the images to learn more about the vendors and supporters who made the event a success.

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition Fundraiser Ellen Zangla Photography Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition Fundraiser Ellen Zangla Photography Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

The Loudoun Community Cat Coalition raises money to save the lives of our local feral cat colonies through Trap Neuter Return (TNR) programs. TNR clinics reduce overpopulation and keep feral colonies healthy by spaying, neutering, vaccinating, and microchipping cats.

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition Fundraiser Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

You can learn more about the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition, donate, or sign up to volunteer by visiting their website or Facebook page.

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital Cat Friendly Practice exam room Ellen Zangla Photography

Soothing visuals, soft surfaces, low music, and feline-specific pheromone smells help cats feel calm and comfortable during their visits to the vet. LVH’s new cat-only room provides a welcoming environment for all of our feline friends. Wall mural by Penny Hauffe.

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition Fundraiser Ellen Zangla Photography Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

Our friend and local pet photographer Ellen Zangla took some amazing photos of cats and kittens in front of the mural in our new cat room. Here’s Maya.

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition Fundraiser Ellen Zangla Photography Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

Bo

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Topaz

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Rose

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Annie

Tibby

Ellen Zangla Photography

Daisy

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Jackson

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Ham

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These three siblings are 7-weeks-old and looking for a home. Two boys (orange) and one girl. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting.

Cat Coalition Fundraiser - Retail Setup 1

Several local vendors were on hand to show off their wares and donate proceeds to a good cause.

The Daily Dally Cat Beds Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

Soft and comfy pet pillows by The Daily Dally.

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition Fundraiser Ellen Zangla Photography Leesburg Veterinary Hospital Caricatures by Kevin

A little whimsy with pet caricatures.

Cat Coalition Fundraiser - Caricatures by Kevin

Cat Coalition Fundraiser - Finniky Feline Pet Sitting Chris Zimmerman

Looking for a non-boarding option for your cats when you go away? Check out Chris Zimmerman’s cat sitting service, The Finicky Feline. Chris is a Client Care Specialist at LVH. Ask her about her services the next time you’re at the hospital.

Loudoun Community Cat Coalition Fundraiser Ellen Zangla Photography Leesburg Veterinary Hospital

The Loudoun Community Cat Coalition presented Dr. Strickland with an award for all of LVH’s help in raising awareness and providing the hospital space for TNR clinics.

Cat Coalition Fundraiser - Leesburg Vet Employees

A big thank you to LVH staff members Dr. Rockwell, Joanne, Dr. Strickland, Amy (her special helper Poppy), Chris, Anastasia, Melissa, Dr. Dunn, and Felicia!

 

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