Friday, September 10, 2010

Le Chat Noir, October 2nd

An Evening of Cats, Cocktails & Couture

I am very excited to announce, Le Chat Noir, an elegant soiree to be held October 2nd in the Design District . While the theme is the black cat, it's really an event for ALL animal lovers to raise awareness for homeless cats. 

Our guest celebrity is  none other than Christopher R. Coppola and his biker cat, Otto. Like a parrot affixed to a pirate's shoulder, Otto rarely leaves Christopher's side. You may have seen Christopher and Otto on the Animal Planet riding a motorcycle, their favorite mode of transportation. Even Otto has his own biker seat and sports wind goggles! And he has quite a following on Facebook.

The theme is vintage Hollywood, all black and silver. So if you love to dress up in Hollywood glamour, drink  wine, Bacardi mixes and savor hors d'oeuvres by Smith & Wollensky, and mingle with art and animal lovers, this is your event! We'll even have black cats strut down the catwalk in diamond-adorned collars! That won't be the only fashion show. Eva Trubetskaya will unveil her DEVA swimwear line as well.

To learn more about this fabulous event and to order your tickets visit:
I hope to see you at the event! If for some reason you can't attend, consider making a donation to help me in my efforts to stop the cat population in downtown Miami!  Click here
Christine Michaels
Chairperson, Le Chat Noir
The Cat Network of South Florida

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Christine Named Volunteer of the Month

Wow--what an incredible surprise! I just learned that I was named Volunteer of the Month by the Cat Network! Can you believe the tears are welling? I'm surprised I'm this emotional. Well, it's a true labor of love.  Never have I worked with a group of volunteers of this CALIBER, COMPASSION AND COMMITMENT! They have all inspired me to play a part in ensuring street cats live humanely!

The Cat Network is a small but mighty organization. There are no paid staff, no six-figure salaries for CEO, yet these volunteers give so much of themselves. In one case, a woman sacrificed her vacation time and money to help an elderly person who was dying and couldn't care for her four cats, or spending hundreds, thousands of dollars at a veterinarian to save the leg, eye or other body part of injured cat or kitten...the stories are heart-breaking.

Please CLICK HERE to learn what I do on a daily basis. Won't you consider helping a homeless cat?

"Until someone has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."