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Meow, meow, meow to Iberia Bank employees and customers who held a drive and made a donation of supplies to Hobo Hotel! All of these goodies will be put to good use .
Isle of Capri Casino recently held a supply drive for Hobo Hotel. Pictured are some of the employees spearheading the drive and the goodies they brought. They enjoyed a tour of the shelter and meeting all the great cats we have for adoption. Thank you Isle of Capri Casino!
Moss Bluff Elementary School Beta Club collected 133 cans and 15 bags of food for Hobo kitties. Pictured is their faculty sponsor, Angela Kaiser. Meyow!

We have received a grant from the Bernice Barbour Foundation for "Spay/Neuter and Vaccinatons" MEOW!!! THANK YOU from all the KITTIES
THANK YOU to Gillis Elementary Beta Club for collecting lots and lots of goodies for our kitties
.YOGO Center of Lake Charles- https://www.facebook.com/events/983752801687077/

Thank you all for coming out and supporting Downtown and the awesome local non-profit, Hobo Hotel for Cats (a no kill shelter for cats & Kittens) And much gratitude and love for all the funds that were collected to make sure these little beings have a nice place to live! Hobo Hotel for Cats...

Troop 2632 from Episcopal Day School visited Hobo Hotel to learn all about pet care to earn their pet badge. They also made cat toys for all the kitties.


Wow! Big, big, big meows to Petco. Thanks to their recent Tree of Hope Fundraiser at our local store on Prien Lake Rd., we will be receiving a check from Petco in the amount of $3,305.95. WOWZERS! This will provide lots of food, litter and supplies for our kitties. Thank the staff at Petco for their help next time you stop in to shop.
Crystal says, "Thanks," to all the PetSmart shoppers who donated 1600 cans of deliciousness to Hobo Hotel. She promises to share.

Frank Abate with Lake Area Plumbing told his employeees he wanted to donate supplies to Hobo Hotel as his Christmas gift. Pictured is Tyler with the wonderful donation! Meow, meow.
 Our friend, Pat Johnson, stopped by to drop off goodies and visit with kitties.

.Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Hobo Hotel for Cats
Grant of $10,000.00 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Southwest Louisiana.

Lake Charles (December 28, 2016) – Hobo Hotel for Cats of Lake Charles, Louisiana, today announced it has been awarded a $10,000.00 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its spay/neuter prior to adoption program.

Hobo Hotel for Cats is a nonprofit organization serving Southwest Louisiana that is organized exclusively for the purpose of prevention of cruelty to animals through the operation of a no-kill shelter for cats and kittens. Hobo Hotel for Cats rescues , the rescue of abandoned cats and kittens and adopts them into loving homes, and provides , the adoption of cats and kittens, the development of foster homes until adoption is possible, education about pet care, and promotion of spaying and neutering., and the encouragement of relationships with pets. Since 1999, Hobo Hotel for Cats has spayed/neutered over 5,300 cats, found loving adoptive homes for over 3,132 cats and kittens, and operated a successful TNR (trap, neuter & release) program for feral cats in the community.

The Petco Foundation investment will help to enable Hobo Hotel for Cats to find more homes for stray and abandoned cats and kittens in Southwest Louisiana and prevent the overpopulation of the community by having the cats and kittens altered and vaccinated to lead healthy lives.

“This generous grant from Petco Foundation will help us prepare approximately 115 cats/kittens for adoption (which includes spay/neuter and vaccinations) and find them forever homes. This in turn helps us reduce the stray cat population in our area, eliminate the need for euthanasia in our shelters, and enable very animal to live its best life,” said Diana Andersen, Director of Operations.

For more information about Hobo Hotel for Cats or the Petco Foundation, visit www.hobohotelforcats.com or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.

About Hobo Hotel for Cats
Hobo Hotel for Cats is a multi-faceted rescue group in operation since 1999 that performs various services to aid the community in placement of animals and to reduce the overpopulation in Southwest Louisiana. We operate a no-kill shelter that houses between 50 to 70 cats year round. At our shelter, we maintain an adoption program for kittens and cats during certain hours. We house “special needs” cats that have FIV, heartworms, are blind, or have certain diets. Some of our programs consist of low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for people who cannot afford the full price of having a cat altered and a very successful TNR (trap, neuter, release) program. We also offer opportunities for the people in the community to volunteer for such activities as working adoptions, cleaning, and providing TLC for the cats.

About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $170 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay/neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

​The Peter's Children read to the Hobo Kitties

​R. W. Vincent Students, under the guidance of teacher Jackie Corman, visited Hobo Hotel as part of their "Helping Hands" tour. The students participated in the Power Play Entrepreneurs program in which they invented and sold a product. They were required to give a portion of their proceeds to charity and a number of students chose Hobo Hotel. We enjoyed their visit and appreciate their gifts. MEOW
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Hobo Kitties took over KPLC TV7 studio for a live stream "Kitten Cam". Facebook and website viewers watched kittens and listens to interviews about the shelter.
Many meows to electrician Paul Sullins who brought a helper and spent 6 hours working on our shelter lighting 💡 the last two days AND they donated their time! If you would like to use him as an electrician, his number is 309-1859. If you know Paul, please thank him! 😽
Diane Mere adopts Canna for her little girls as a Christmas present
 Mikayla Lazarus adopted Martini 
Cynthia Vincent adopted Gaston
.Pepper found her forever home with Jared Rackley
The Gibbs family adopted Angie .
.Sam gets his forever home with the Bollocking as a birthday present for his daughter
Debbie adopted Abigail