Happy Holidays!

Help raise money with igive.com

iGive.com is going to attempt to donate $5,000 in just 24 hours to Nine Lives Foundation and other causes.

For each person who joins iGive using the special link below and does just one web search on our site between now and noon Thursday, we'll give Nine Lives Foundation a dollar.

5,000 new members, $5,000. No purchase necessary.

Of course, if they search more (or buy something) they'll earn even more money for Nine Lives Foundation. Right now, they're donating $.02 per search and a bonus $5 for that first purchase plus their usual percentage.

Here's where you come in. The only way Nine Lives Foundation will get new supporters and that free $1 (or more) is if you invite them. Send your friends, family, and colleagues the following link in an e-mail, tweet it, do a Facebook posting, put up posters, shout from mountain tops (you know the drill) and let them know you think Nine Lives Foundation is pretty cool and deserves their support, especially since it's free! You can even just forward this via e-mail.

This is the link:

iGive is really proud of their new search capability, powered by Yahoo! They've made tons of improvements over the past four months, so they want lots of people to try it out and put it to the test. If they you or your friends keep on searching or shopping after testing us out, so much the better for Nine Lives Foundation and iGive.com.

The details:
- Offer active between now and 11:59 a.m., December 17, 2009 (Chicago time).
- New members only (never have been an iGive member previously). All the normal rules of membership, searching, and
purchasing apply, our site has the details.
- Once we've given away $5,000, the offer ends.

That's it. Don't forget to try our search yourself (http://isearch.igive.com). You may need to login first.

From our families to yours, we hope you have a great holiday season.

“If Pets Made New Year’s Resolutions”

New Year’s Contest for Pets (cats & dogs!)
You could win prizes for your pet AND a donation for your favorite animal rescue!
Here are the details:
If Pets Made New Year’s Resolutions
--Send in your pet’s New Year’s resolutions: include a photo of you with your pet.
--Five winners will be selected
--Winners will receive a fun Wellness Natural Food for Pets gift basket for either a cat or dog!
--IN ADDITION... if you win, Wellness will donate $300 AND a generous food donation to the animal shelter/rescue of your choice! Please consider naming the Nine Lives Foundation cat rescue/shelter: http://www.ninelivesfoundation.org

To enter: send an email to: romeo@romeothecat.com with the following information:

** Pet’s Name
** Owner’s name, contact information, city and state
** Pet’s New Year’s resolution(s)
** The name & address of your favorite Animal Rescue/Shelter (U.S. only please)
** The Animal Rescue/Shelter’s Web site
** Either a photo of you and a photo of your pet, or a photo of you together with your pet!

Deadline for entries: December 31, 2009 at 6 p.m. EST. One winner will be announced each day from January 4 – January 8, 2010

This contest is being presented and sponsored by:

RomeoTheCat wants to thank those who helped Nine Lives!

I am so, SO happy to share the success of our November FURPOWER fundraising efforts for Nine Lives Foundation. We raised a little more than $2,000 through individual and corporate donations! Woo hoo!

I just want to give a special thanks to you all for your great support, to everyone who donated and to my sponsors, Clean+Green pet products, Wellness Pet Food, Feline Pine all-natural Cat Litter, and Big Paw Designs for their generous donations as well.

Don’t be strangers, everyone! Come visit my blog for my daily wake up tactics and fun contests and giveaways. 2010 is sure to bring a lot of new features and fun.

Happy Holidays!
xo, Romeo the Cat (and staff)

Thank you!

Nine Lives Foundation Open House
The Nine Lives family would like to thank everyone for their support this past year! Thank you to all who came to help with our open house event. So far we made $5,193.00 from donations, silent auction items, and other retail items. We had about 200+ visitors and a good many volunteers came to help during the event. Once all those who were the winners of the silent auction items pick up their items and pay for them, we will have another couple of hundred dollars. Thank you all so much!