See Stripe Sit 2018

See Stripe Sit

See Stripe Sit, the Idaho Humane Society’s furrtastic feline fundraiser, is returning for its second year! Throughout the month of February, cat lovers will unite via the internet for photo contests and fun! This year, all the money raised from the event will help provide continued enrichment for our furry feline residents in our Cattery.

Each week, we will announce a different cat photo contest on our Facebook page. You can learn more about the contests here and register above to participate. Winners will receive a basket full of cat treats and toys!

At the conclusion of See Stripe Sit, we will gather at Cinder Wines in Garden City to recognize our participants, our great sponsors, and our contest winners. We will also have great opportunities for live auctions along with raffles to win cat-friendly prizes!!!!!

Click to purchase Sip N Purr Tickets only

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Cinder Wines
107 E 44th St, Garden City, ID 83714

Your ticket to Sip n’ Purr includes a complimentary glass of Cinder Wine along with a commemorative 2018 Sip n’ Purr wine glass and tasty appetizers.

TICKETS $20 IN ADVANCE OR $30 AT THE DOOR

**Sip n’ Purr is included in $30 See Stripe Sit cat-photo-contest registration fee or can be purchased separately for $20**

The Cat Contests

The Cat ContestsSee Stripe Sit Contests!

Submit your catastic photos to seestripesit@idahohumanesociety.org and win, win, win!
*You must be registered to enter!

Weekly Online Contests

WEEK 1: MOST LAUGH OUT LOUD CAT PHOTO

  • ENTER Thurs Feb. 1st- Sun Feb. 4th – enter your favorite photo of your cat sporting the most “LOL” look!
  • VOTE Mon Feb. 5th & Tuesday Feb. 6th (voting ends at 12 pm 2/6) by “liking” your favorite entry on Idaho Humane Society’s Facebook page.

WEEK 2: BEST CAT TRICK

  • ENTER Wed Feb. 7th – Sun Feb. 11th – Is your kitty a jumper? Can he/she shake paws like a dog? Enter your favorite video or a photo of your cat’s best trick.
  • VOTE  Mon Feb. 12th & Feb. 13th (voting ends at 12pm 2/13) by “liking” your favorite entry on Idaho Humane Society’s Facebook page.

WEEK 3: CRAZIEST CAT NAP

  • ENTER Wed Feb. 14th – Sun Feb. 18th – You snooze, you … WIN! Kitty catching Zzzzs? Enter your photo of your kitty’s crazy sleeping position.
  • VOTE Mon Feb. 19th & Tues Feb. 20th (voting ends at 12pm 2/20) by “liking” your favorite entry on Idaho Humane Society’s Facebook page.

WEEK 4: GRUMPIEST CAT

  • ENTER Wed Feb. 21st – Sun Feb. 25th – Enter your grumpiest cat photo…….and win some awesome prizes to help cheer them up!
  • VOTE Mon Feb. 26th & Tues Feb. 27th (voting ends at 12pm 2/27) by “liking” your favorite entry on Idaho Humane Society’s Facebook page.

OVERALL CONTEST (FEBRUARY 1-27)

  • ENTER Anytime from Feb. 1st to Feb. 27th – Enter your best shot with you (or family members) and your cat, and our panel of special cat connoisseurs will pick an overall winner and we’ll announce it at the Sip N Purr!

Winners and their feline stars will be feted with prizes heaped upon them at the Sip N Purr, February 28th from 6 to 9 at Cinder Winery 107 E 44th Street Garden City, Id

(While we LOVE your cats & kitties, please leave them at home for this event).

Sip N Purr

Sip N PurrJoin us for the Sip N Purr: An a-meowzing evening event celebrating all things fine
and totally, unabashedly feline!

At the end of the month-long fundraiser, we’ll gather to recognize all of our participants, our great sponsors, and contest winners for an evening of fun @ Cinder Winery 107 E 44th Street Garden City  *** See Stripe Sit participants can also pick up their commemorative See Stripe Sit Reusable Grocery Tote @ the event.

Wednesday, February 28th from 6-9 p.m.
Join us for complimentary light appetizers, a glass of Cinder Wine, live auctions, cat-themed artwork, kittens, prizes and more! (Admission for one included in See Stripe Sit registration fee)

~or~ you can skip the photo competition and

Attend the Sip N’ Purr Only for $20

Collect Pledges, Win Prizes & Help Felines!

Collect Pledges, Win Prizes & Help Felines!

Whether you participate in the contests or not, you can still help those cats!

From the Home Page, click the  “Register Now!” button, after registering, you’ll select “Create my fundraising page.” Build your own site with your rescue story – are you a reluctant cat lover or a crazy cat-person wannabe – did you save kitty or did kitty save you? Share with your fellow cat lovers and raise funds to help homeless felines.

Collect $50 in pledges and receive a Cat Wand

Collect $100 in pledges and receive a Laser Light cat toy & Cat Wand

Collect $200 in pledges and receive all the above and a cardboard scratcher

Collect $300 in pledges and receive all the above and a cat teaser toy

Collect $500 in pledges and receive all the above and a scratching post

The BIGGEST FUNDRAISER, the person who collects the most pledges, will be honored at the Sip N Purr and recognized on IHS’ Facebook Page!
Sponsor See Stripe Sit!

See Stripe Sit Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsor of See Stripe Sit and reach thousands of pet owners throughout the Treasure Valley!

Approximately 60% of Treasure Valley households own one or more pets and a greater percentage own cats than dogs!

Click HERE for more information on great sponsorship opportunities!

SPONSOR DEADLINE 1/10/18!

What’s in it for your business?

  • Social Media engagement – this online fundraiser will actively engage IHS’s 50,000 social media followers
  • A Vendor table, at the Sip N Purr which helps you promote your company and it’s products/services to dedicated animal lovers
  • Recognition – sponsors will be recognized in print with our promotional posters (to be distributed throughout the Treasure Valley)

See Stripe Sit Will Provide a Unique Opportunity To:

  • Connect with your target markets in a way that creates meaning to them.
  • Promote sales of new products or services to your target market.
  • Establish your company’s position as an animal advocate in a market in which 60% of households have a beloved pet.
  • Advertise your company’s logo and services through various media.
  • Meet or exceed your company’s social responsibility goals.
  • Gain satisfaction by supporting a great community asset and well-rounded non-profit!
For more information about becoming a See Stripe Sit sponsor, please contact Kristy Sternes at 208.475.0851 or via email: ksternes@idahohumanesociety.org
Cats and the Idaho Humane Society

Caring for cats:

The Idaho Humane Society finds loving homes for more than 3,000 kittens and cats each year. Many receive care in our Veterinary Medical Center and spend time in IHS foster homes getting specialized attention before they go out on our adoption floor. While some cats only have to wait a few days before finding a forever family, our staff and volunteers still ensure that they receive plenty of mental stimulation in the meantime. Because shelter cats can’t go on walks around the facility like their canine counterparts, we instead supply them with enrichment items such as cat nip or toys doused in prey scents so they can stay busy in their kennels. And of course we make sure they get plenty of cuddles and head scratches.

WISKR: Women Inmate Social Kitty Retreat

Now entering its second year, our WISKR program places cats and kittens in need of intensive care with inmates at the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center. The women have already fostered more than 250 cats, many of which would not have survived without around-the-clock attention. Those include cats recovering from surgery or struggling with upper respiratory infections and orphaned young kittens that need to be bottle-fed every few hours. And there’s another big way that the program helps save lives: Sending cats into the correctional center to stay with the inmates frees up space in the shelter and in the homes of other foster families to help even more cats.

YOU can become a foster parent too!

We are always looking for more volunteers to join our network of foster homes. You can determine the areas in which you’d be willing to help. Although bottle babies and cats with upper respiratory infections are common cases, we also see cats that need to lose or gain weight, senior cats, mother cats and their babies and older kittens that just need to get a bit bigger and receive more socialization before finding a home. You can learn more about becoming a foster parent and fill out an application HERE.

How You Can Help:

Participate in See Stripe Sit! The Idaho Humane Society relies heavily on private donations to care for the cats that come through our doors. Every dollar raised through See Stripe Sit will make difference to our feline friends. Registration and pledge contribution will help:

Every dollar raised will make a difference to our homeless feline friends. Registration and pledge contributions to See Stripe Sit will help:

  • Reunite lost cats with their owners
  • Find forever families for homeless or abandoned cats
  • Curb overpopulation of cats through low-cost spay and neuter program
  • Provide medical care for cats in need – from routine vaccinations to life-saving surgeries
  • Support IHS foster families and the WISKR program

Together, we can help the kitties that are still looking for warm, cozy places to snooze, catnip to play with, and a comfortable human to relax on!

Cats and IHS

Thank You 2018 Sponsors!

Thank you to our See Stripe Sit 2018 Sponsors!