Our annual feline festival and fundraiser

CAToberfest 2019!

Please Join Us for South County Cats' 12th Annual Feline Festival and Fundraiser

CAToberfest is a family-friendly event benefiting SCC's spay/neuter programs

Saturday, October 12th, 11 am - 3 pm

Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St. Building I, Renton

In the Main Cafeteria on the ground floor

Map of Renton Technical College Campus (PDF)

Lots of Free Parking!

Free Admission

Donations of canned cat food or cash are appreciated.

Thanks for your support!

Whether you are a first-time guest or one of our regular supporters, we hope you enjoy CAToberfest and go home with something special, whether an auction item, a MarketPlace find, or useful information about your cat or the cats in your community.

We’ll need lots of help to make CAToberfest run smoothly. If you can volunteer during the event, please email us at

A Big Thanks To Our CAToberfest 2019 Sponsors!

Petco Foundation

Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital

The Cat Doctor

Catio Spaces


Peaceful Pet Transitions


Pet Connection Magazine

CAToberfest 2019 Sponsors!

Art Contest

Get creative and enter the CAToberfest Ornament Art Contest!

Only $10 entry fee. Entries to be displayed at CAToberfest. Winners to receive fun prizes! Two divisions-ages 12 and under, and ages 13 and up.

CAToberfest Art Contest

Submission Guidelines 1. Pick up your unfinished cat ornament kit from a SCC volunteer.

2. Decorate the ornament. No limitations (must be in good taste).

3. Return your decorated cat ornament to the SCC volunteer or drop off at SCC Adoptions at Petco Covington Saturdays 10 am– 12:30 pm.

4. One entry per person (additional can be created for display only.) Include name and phone number for notification of winner.

5. Entry must be received the day prior to CAToberfest.

SCC volunteers can usually be found at the Covington Petco on Saturdays from 10 am – 12:30pm. Please email us at if you need additional assistance.

CAToberfest Art Contest
CAToberfest Art Contest
CAToberfest Art Contest

CAToberfest 2019 Features:

South County Cats Adoption Info

South County Cats Outreach Program

Fund-A-Need (FAN) - This year’s FAN Club support goes to our Foster Kitten Program

Pasado’s Spay Station

From the Heart - New this year, From the Heart items are handmade by South County Cats’ volunteers. All proceeds donated to South County Cats.

Kitty Corner Books - a combination of new books and gently used books about cats. Both adult and children’s books available.

Photo Booth

Kids’ Corner



Silent Auction*

Art Contest - Please vote for your favorite ornament decorated by members of our community. The Viewers’ Choice Award winner will be announced at 2:30.

Raffle - We pride ourselves for having some of the most interesting items included in our White Bow Raffle. Tickets are only $5 each. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn at 2:30. Tickets may be purchased throughout the venue.


MarketPlace - filled with a variety of new and like-new items, ALL (except the t-shirts) are donated by Friends and Volunteers of South County Cats!


*Silent Auction

This year we have two sections. Our Spay section, closing first, has greenbows and our Neuter section, closing last, has bluebows. The Buy-It-Now option is available for all items. South County Cats has attempted to describe and catalog all items correctly, but neither warrants, represents nor guarantees the accuracy of descriptions, genuineness, and/or estimated item or service value. Note all conditions, restrictions and expiration dates on items and services. Some items must be scheduled at a time mutually agreeable to both parties. Event donors have agreed to fulfill their auction package obligation and South County Cats cannot be held liable for any donor failure to meet such obligation.


AVHS Auburn Valley Humane Society

FCSNP Feral Cat Spay Neuter Project

NWSNC Northwest Spay Neuter Clinic

Pasado's Safe Haven

RASKC Regional Animal Services of King County

Cedar River Rascals 4-H Club

New This Year - Volunteer Opportunities:

We always need volunteers to assist with:

  • fostering cats and kittens
  • trapping feral cats throughout south King County
  • feral cat care
  • cleaning traps, carriers and shop cages
  • driving cats to and from spay/neuter clinics
  • helping with outreach events
  • working on our fundraising efforts


Plan to have lunch at CAToberfest! Commercial Vendors are:

  • Imperfect Food
  • The Cat Ball
  • Whole Cat & Kaboodle


Plan to attend either as a guest or a volunteer

CAToberfest 2019 Schedule:

11:00 Opening

11:30 Welcome

12:00 Jen Buchanan, DVM - Feral Cat Spay Neuter Project

12:30 - Sally Halela - Director of South County Cats

1:00 Silent Auction 1 Closes

1:30 SCC FAN Club (Fund-A-Need)

2:00 Silent Auction 2 Closes

2:30 Raffle Drawing(s)

Art Contest Winners Announced

Four Corners Drawing

3:00 Closing & Thanks

Can’t attend CAToberfest?

You can still help South County Cats

Be a F.A.N.

Select a Fund-A-Need item from our Wish List

Shop at Amazon Smile

Choose South County Cats as your charity at and when you shop at, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to South County Cats!

Shop at Fred Meyer

You can help South County Cats earn donations by linking your Rewards Card and using it whenever you shop at Fred Meyer. Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to South County Cats at (search for South County Cats by name or by non-profit number 86666)

Cash donations

Monetary donations may be sent via PayPal to

or to our mailing address:

South County Cats

26828 Maple Valley/Black Diamond Rd SE #160

Maple Valley, WA 98038

South County Cats is an IRS nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID # 20-5278961