Bill The Cat Guy

In Loving Memory of

Bill "the cat guy" Sharon 

1945 - 2018

This page has information about Bill's Cats and also about Bill's Memorial Garden. 

 

If you would like to honor Bill's memory by adopting one or more of his beloved house cats, please contact Cat NAPS of Pottstown at notallperfectstrays@yahoo.com 

4 members of his "feline family" are still in need of a loving home. Their pictures are below...

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If you would like to make a donation to help make Bill's Memorial Garden you may do so thru Pottstown EcoFest.

To donate by check: please note on your check "Bill's Memorial Garden" and make checks payable to

"Mobilization For Animals - EcoFest

mail to:
PO Box 216  
Pottstown, PA 19464

You will receive a donation receipt for your taxes from Mobilization for Animals, the non-profit that runs the Pottstown EcoFest. Bill co-founded the Pottstown EcoFest with Mobilization for Animals in 2017.

To donate online you can go to our Mobilization For Animals website here, or donate thru PayPal here:

 

Details for the garden are below...

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Hi, my name is Caitlin Mercer and I had the honor of being friends with Bill thru cat rescue work with Cat NAPS of Pottstown, playing music for his annual Pottstown Pet Fair and most recently working on Pottstown EcoFest together. Bill had a huge heart and was a great friend to the animals of Pottstown. He was always a smiling face to run into in town and it seemed he could help with everything and knew everyone. It is a shock and a huge loss to not have him physically with us anymore. I find it comforting to picture him surrounded by all his animal friends on the other side of the rainbow bridge he always spoke of. All of us at EcoFest wish peace and love to his family and all of his friends.

When Bill passed away, he left behind his current "feline family" in his house. They are all recovering from the stress of losing their dad and this has been very difficult for them. If you knew Bill, you know these cats meant the world to him. Bill's family has been working with Cat NAPS of Pottstown to get all of his kitties checked at the vet and up-dated on anything they need so that they are ready for new loving homes. 

 

Here are their names and pictures. A few of the pictures are old images taken by Bill. 

 

Big Guy - Adopted

Here is a photo of him in his new home!

 

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Rita - needs a loving home

5yr old female calico

  

She is very affectionate. She is shy at first and might hide but she comes out when you call for her and loves to circle and rub up against your legs. She would probably do best in a quiet home. She is good with other cats. Bill did not have a dog so we do not know if she likes them or not. 

Bill wrote this about her:

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Rosie - Adopted!

Here is a photo of her in her lovely new home! Thank you!

      

 

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 Spirit - needs a loving home

8yr old male long haired grey

    

  

Spirit is a large gorgeous cat. He is very gentle and sweet but also very shy. He enjoys being picked up and will do happy paws when you rub him but when he first goes to a new home he might hide. As you can see in Bill's pictures he was out and about in the house so with some love and patience he can become a more relaxed house cat again over time.

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BondJamesBond 007 - Adopted!!

"Double-O Seven" is a total lap-cat. Thank you to his new family for giving him a loving home!

 

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Noel -  needs a loving home (special needs)

7yr old female dilute calico

      

Noel has been very stressed after Bill passed away. She wants to hide but she is comfortable being picked up and loves being rubbed. She will need a very patient home to help her get back to being the kitty on the radiator as seen in Bill's picture of her.

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Magic - needs a loving home

11yr old female black

    

Magic has big beautiful eyes and a soft black coat. She is another shy sweetheart who likes being rubbed. She will need a lot of love and some time to get back to the cat you can see in Bill's pictures above. She is good with cats and we do not know if she is ok with dogs.

 

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Bill's Memorial Garden

This year Pottstown EcoFest, Cat NAPS of Pottstown, PDIDA, and Pottstown Pet Fair are all donating to dedicate a tree, bench, plaque and garden in Bill's honor in Pottstown Memorial Park. Pottstown Parks & Recreation came up with a beautiful design (see below).

If you would like to donate to the memorial garden you may do so thru Pottstown EcoFest.

Please note on your check "Bill's Memorial Garden".

 Please make checks payable to:

"Mobilization For Animals - EcoFest

and mail to:
PO Box 216  
Pottstown, PA 19464

You will receive a donation receipt for your taxes from Mobilization for Animals, the non-profit that runs the Pottstown EcoFest. (Bill co-founded the Pottstown EcoFest with Mobilization for Animals in 2017)

 

Here is the location of the garden in Pottstown Memorial Park overlooking the Pottstown Pet Fair grounds:

 

Pottstown EcoFest donated a Sweetbay Magnolia Tree from Kirkpatrick's Nursery that was planted this October.

You can view the videos of the tree planting on our facebook here and here

An idea for the bench design:

And Bill's Priest, Father John Edward, will bless the garden for us. We know that would mean a lot to Bill.

Thank you to everyone who is making this possible. If you would like to volunteer to help with planting in the garden or any other part, please contact Caitlin from EcoFest at info@CaitlinJaene.com.

Here is the beautiful design by Pottstown Parks & Recreation: 

 

 

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This poster is available thru Cat NAPS of Pottstown and Pottstown EcoFest. Bill kept a large collection of photos of all the cats he rescued and fostered so we made a poster of his photos for the 2018 Pet Fair. We have plenty left if anyone would still like one.

 

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Peace Advocacy Network will also collect additional items at table 18 including:

snack bar wrappers

snack/chip bags

small electronics

baby food pouches

toothbrushes

empty toothpaste

empty dental floss

empty personal care products

ink jet cartridges

cell & smart phones

laptops & tablets charging cords

calculators video games

consoles & accessories digital cameras

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