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4th annual 'Cinco de Meow' aims to raise money for cat rescues in Cleveland

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Posted at 11:39 PM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 23:39:50-05

CLEVELAND — The fourth annual "Cinco de Meow" is coming to Cleveland the day before Cinco de Mayo.

The fundraising event helps raise money for two different rescues, Lucky Paws and Tails From the City. The money will go to provide food, shelter, medical care and more to more than 800 cats in the community.

In 2018, the event had more than 400 attendees and raised nearly $23,000 for their organizations.

The event includes an all-you-can-eat taco bar, raffle prizes, a $1,000 gift card giveaway and a contest to meet the internet cat sensation Lil Bub.

Cinco de Meow has become the major fundraising avenue for Tails From The City and nearly completely covers the cost to maintain food and medical care for one feral cat route, which feeds dozens of cats daily, each year.

Tails From The City rescues and adopts over 500 cats and kittens annually, and Lucky Paws rescues and adopts out right about 300 cats and kittens annually. They also care for dozens of feral cat colonies throughout Cleveland’s West Side and The Flats.

The event takes place Saturday, May 4 at Around the Corner Saloon & Cafe located at 18616 Detroit Ave. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets for the fundraising event are $30 and are on sale here.