We are animal lovers. Our pets have been ever loyal companions in our journey to becoming musicians -- listening (or napping, more often than not), howling (in appreciation we'd like to think!), or curled up in our instrument cases. We would not be the people (or musicians) we are today without them.
So when we decided to form our string ensemble, we chose the name "Cattus," which means "cat" in Latin.
And then we decided to take it a step further and use this venture as a way to give back to our community. Cattus Quartet donates a portion of each completed engagement to various charitable organizations that protect and provide services to domestic and wild animals.
Upon securing our services, you will have the option to pick one of the following five organizations to receive our donation.
Alley Cat Allies:
Alley Cat Allies is dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Their work includes efforts at shelter industry reform and educating the public with the tools and knowledge to practice, teach, and advocate for humane care for cats in their own communities. 4 star rating on Charity Navigator
Puppies Behind Bars:
The Lange Foundation:
Performing Animal Welfare Society:
Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is dedicated to protecting and providing humane and permanent sanctuary to abused, abandoned and retired performing animals and captive wildlife. They currently provide a home to a number of tigers and other big cats, in addition to elephants and bears. 4 star rating on Charity Navigator