Dark, loud, and full of playful excitement was the atmosphere at the Moose Jaw Humane Society’s annual Alley Cat Bowl-a-Rama.
Taking over the South Hill Bowing Centre, shelter staff, along with 40 other bowlers, dressed up and raised funds for the Alley Cat king Pin himself, Fat Boy and all of his friends at the humane society.
Although the event didn’t quite reach last year’s total, Karla Pratt, fundraising and promotions coordinator for the shelter, said she was still thrilled with the turnout and the event as a whole.
“It was a really good night and we had a lot of fun, which is what this event is all about.”
Taking in $1,885 in total, Pratt said she is happy with that number because it just means a little more for the animals at the shelter.
“This time of year we are kind of preparing for kitten season to kick off. It could really happen anytime now where the doors could fly open and the kittens could start pouring in.”
Pratt said without fail each year, orphaned kittens are brought to the shelter by the litter and it is important to have formula, food, and bedding ready for their arrival.
She said this fundraiser really helps fund the initial supplies needed for the kittens and sometimes their moms.
“So this fundraiser really is at the perfect time for us, at the beginning of spring, when we really start to see that influx.”
This year’s top fundraisers for the event were; The Moose Jaw Animal Clinic, Moose Jaw Co-op Bakery and a new team called, Team 2 and Team 3.