Crazy Cat Person Day


Join us in celebrating

Help us build an Open Housing Cat Room!

Whether you consider yourself a Crazy Cat Lady (or Gentleman) or just think your cat is the best little fur-baby in town, join Bartholomew County Humane Society during April to celebrate our feline friends and Crazy Cat Lady Day.  All proceeds raised will be used to build an Open Housing Cat Room and buy cat supplies and food.

This Open Housing environment will give our cat tenants a chance to climb and run freely in a room designed just for their safety and enjoyment. While our current cat accommodations allow for socializing and play as well as a private cat-nap, the Open Housing Cat Room will provide our kitties an environment that encourages more exercise, smooths the transition to adopted life, and allows for more natural cat behavior, in accordance with our commitment to the 5 Freedoms!

April 5 to 15

Share pictures of your fantastic kitties on Facebook including #YouLetTheCatsOut


Join us on Facebook and share photos of you and your cat(s) having fun together! #YouLetTheCatsOut 

April 8, 12 & 15

Keep sharing those photos of you and your feline friends! The most liked/shared posts with #YouLetTheCatsOut will be featured on Facebook and our website.  

April 5 to 19

Donate to support the project to build the Open Housing Cat Room at BCHS.


  • Join us on our Facebook fundraiser

  • Donate through OneCause

  • Mail a check to Bartholomew Co. Humane Society @ 4415 E 200 S, Columbus, Indiana 47201

April 19

FREE our favorite Crazy Cat Person from the cat room on Crazy Cat Lady Day! 

  • Kirsten VantWoud, our shelter director, will be in full cat regalia and working from within the cat room!

  • Only your donations can free Kirsten before the end of the day. Let’s raise $4000 to fund the building of our new Open Housing Cat Room!

  • We will be posting pictures and doing Facebook Live reports throughout the day to keep you up-to-date on how Kirsten is doing!