Lincoln photographer helps raise money for The Cat House ahead of kitten season

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln photographer held a fundraiser Sunday to help raise money for The Cat House.

“We care for roughly 100 to 150 cats between our shelter and foster care,” volunteer Cheryl Johnson said. “Obviously, with kitten season our numbers go way higher.”

The Cat House is one of Lincoln’s only no-kill shelters, which means some cats are in the shelter’s care for years.

“Once a cat comes to us, they stay with us until they’re adopted,” Johnson said. “They’re not on a time frame.”

Inflation hit shelters hard last summer, and The Cat House is still struggling to find certain foods and supplies.

On top of inflation, the shelter is gearing up for a busy kitten season that could cost a fortune.

“The cost of everything goes up,” Johnson said. “We’re 100% donation funded, so we have to make those dollars stretch as best we can, but we’re never gonna deny the cats anything that they need.”

Due to higher costs, Cherished Images by Beverly picked The Cat House to be the beneficiary of their Easter-themed pet portrait fundraiser.

“Fundraisers like this are so helpful to us,” Johnson said.

Donations started at $5, and The Cat House is hoping to raise over $300 for food, litter and medical supplies for the kittens it will see this season.

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