Cats in the Castle is the premier, annual fundraising event for Cat Tales. The proceeds from this event directly benefit the abused, homeless, and abandoned cats/kittens under Cat Tales’ care and help pay for food, shelter, and veterinary care which over a year’s time can be upwards of $100,000.


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Announcing the 2021 Advocate for Animals Award Recipient
Cheryl Gagnon
Cromwell CT Animal Control Officer

The Cat Tales Advocate for Animals Award (AFA) honors a person within our community who significantly influences the quality of animals’ lives through their devotion to animal welfare. This person also supports Cat Tales’ mission through their commitment of their time, expertise, or professional services.

“We at Cat Tales believe it’s essential to the success of animal rescue to acknowledge those who support animal welfare in our community.” says Deb Bagley, President of Cat Tales. Cheryl’s greatest asset is her ability to educate the community about animal care and welfare concerns. By doing so, she’s bridging the gap between people and animals and as a result, creates a better place for both.

Please join and us on Saturday, September 11 to recognize and celebrate this wonderful individual from our community. 


Cat Tales, in conjunction with the AquaTurf Club, is planning this event with all recommended safety measures and in compliance with current State of Connecticut, Federal | CDC regulations.

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I bought tickets for 2020 and wanted them to transfer to 2021, will I get new ones? 

Yes, Cat Tales in the process of mailing out new tickets for the 2021 event. Guests will need to bring the new ticket to enter the event.


What happens if the event is postponed or cancelled?

Cat Tales will give each guest the option of donating the value of the ticket or carrying ticket price forward to next year’s event.


What are the masks guidelines for this event? 

Aqua Turf staff and Cat Tales volunteers may or may not be wearing masks depending on their vaccination status.  For guests who are unvaccinated, we kindly request you wear a mask at all times unless eating at your table. If you are fully vaccinated, wearing a mask is optional.


Will there be any changes to how you do raffles or auctions?  

Any changes to the raffle and auction format will be disclosed on the night of the event.


Will there be increased distancing between tables? Will there be social distancing for food? 

Yes, tables will be set farther apart and social distancing will be encouraged in the food lines for the buffet.


Will there be changes with how food is served?

No. Guests will be able to self-serve at the buffet. Unvaccinated guests are required to wear masks when they at the buffet.


Thank you for your continued support!


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