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Tucson cat shelter to benefit from February book sales

Published: Jan. 28, 2016 at 2:27 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 24, 2016 at 1:27 AM MST
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The book includes the story of Harriet, who has lived at PAWSitively Cats since a dog attack...
The book includes the story of Harriet, who has lived at PAWSitively Cats since a dog attack left her partially paralyzed. (Photo courtesy of PAWSitively Cats)
The public is invited to meet Harriet at a fundraising event this Sunday. Details are available...
The public is invited to meet Harriet at a fundraising event this Sunday. Details are available on the PAWSitively Cats website. (Source: pawsitivelycats.org)

By Riley Versfelt, Tucson News Now intern

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Cat lovers have a chance to support rescue cats living at a local no-kill shelter in February.

A book about rescue cats is for sale and profits will be donated to PAWSitively Cats No-Kill Shelter, 1145 N. Woodland Ave.

The book features one of the shelter's own cats, as well as cats from 11 other shelters around the country.

Janiss Garza, editor of the book "Rescued: The Story of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes," wanted to do something a little different with this publication. She wanted to promote cat rescue along with the book because of its theme, so she had the author of each story choose a rescue group for a minor competition.

Each organization has been assigned a month to sell "Rescued." During that month, the organization receives one-third of the proceeds from the book's sales. At the end of all the assigned months, the rescue group that sold the most books will also receive all the proceeds from the book's December 2015 sales.

PAWSitively Cats benefits from February book sales, and a Tucson shelter cat, Harriet, is one of the 12 cat stars.

Harriet was found on the streets after being attacked by a dog. She had a broken back, paralyzed back legs – and a litter of kittens she was struggling to care for with her severe injuries.

A veterinarian was unable to restore her legs but successfully fused Harriet's spine so she was able to happily nurse her kittens with the help and love of the PAWSitively Cats staff.

She is now a permanent resident at the shelter, which hopes cat lovers spread the word and buy extra books to help their furry friends.

Books are available online at Amazon.com and at the following local stores, but if you want to help PAWSitively Cats, remember to wait until February to buy yours:

  • Clues Unlimited, 3154 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
  • OK Feed & Supply, 3701 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
  • PAWSitively CATS No-Kill Cat Shelter, 1145 N. Woodland Ave.
  • Antigone Books, 411 N. Fifth Ave.
  • The West, 5615 E. River Rd. (River and Craycroft)
  • CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way

Fans of Harriet can meet the furry little survivor at a wine tasting benefit for the shelter this Sunday, Jan. 31. Details are available on the PAWSitively Cats website.

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