It has been a really rough year for Tuna and the Rock-Cats. Their guitarist Pinky died of breast cancer, their bowling chicken Hendiana died just a couple of days ago, and their tour bus has been falling apart all across the U.S. The lack of reliable wheels is making it really difficult for Tuna and her gang to bring their awesome show of acrobatic tricks and real cats playing real instruments to everyone who wants to see it. What they really need is a new tour bus… except they don’t have the money. So Samantha Martin, the cats’ well-trained human, came up with a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds. Check it out — it’s three minutes of fun:
If you can’t see the video above, you can go directly to the Rock-Cats’ Kickstarter campaign page.
The cool thing about Kickstarter is that there are different levels at which you can help fund this project, and each level has its own perk. They range from getting a bumper sticker and Tuna and the Rock-Cats postcard, tickets to the show, cat toys, hoodies, all the way up to having the cats perform a show in your town… even your own house! Click here to see the Kickstarter campaign and check out all the different funding levels.
The thing I especially love about Tuna and the Rock-Cats is that they are rescue cats! Samantha saves kitties and fosters them on the road while they teach her their tricks. So far she has adopted out 90 fosters! Some of them, of course, get smitten by show biz and decide to become part of the show. So this is both fun and a good cause!
So please spread the word! As of last night, they had a little over $5,000 dollars raised, and they will need $28,000 by October 28 to get a new tour bus and catify it. Kickstarter requires that the full amount be funded or the money gets returned, so help these kitties out! Since I don’t have a rescue cause for October, I’ll have the Rock-Cats widget on my sidebar so you can see how their project is progressing. But don’t wait — help them realize their goal now!
Tuna Martin says
Thank you again to all! We are very excited to be almost 30% funded! 30 days left
Hi Sparkle! That is wonderful that you are featuring the Rock-Cats, what a special thing they have going, we hope that they can get the money to continue on with their travel and shows. My Human would love to be able to see them someday. Thanks for all the wonderful help you give kitties Sparkle, you are awesome!
Famous SpokesGoat Pricilla says
You are such a good kitty Sparkle. I will have to check with the publicist to see how things are. Her NOOK died and she is having to spend monies to get a new e-reader. Not a NOOK
Devoted to Willow says
Tuna and the band are very musical I will helps in any way possible in making their goal of a new bus possible so they can go to more cities to entertain.
Great cause Sparkle! Yous rocks!
Now me is off to see what wes can gets!
Oui Oui says
We have heard of them, but had no idea they have helped so many kitties! That’s great & we hope they raise the money they need.
As Bernadette said, “How did I never hear about them before?!”
The Island Cats says
We sure hope they reach their goal! They deserve it!!
Spitty the Kitty says
We luffs them! We will pitch in a few green papers and hope it helps them raise their goal!
Tuna Martin says
Tuna and the gangs says…
Thank you so much Sparkle for helping us spread the word to get our new bus!
Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) says
I have seen these guys on TV before, they are great. Hope they get their money!
Jazz Cat Jay says
Kid, keep practicing with your trumpet.
We’re on it, Sparkle
Miss Satchie says
Oh, I want to be a rock star! Nah, just kidding, I just want to jump and run all the time.
Will let mom know about this
The Florida Furkids says
We hope they get all the help they need.
Thank you for your kind words about Tamir. We will miss our very special ManCat but know he lives on in our hearts.
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101.com) says
Great band name and will share!
We really hope they get the help they need! A terrific project!
Texas, a cat in New York says
That’s such an original project and a great way to help kitties! Thanks for letting us know about them!
Glogirly & Katie says
These guys are GREAT! We just learned about them from a friend in Chicago last week. We sure hope they are able to raise the funds they need. …maybe we’ll get to see them perform someday!
How did I never hear about them before?!
I hope they get the help, they are an incredible bunch!
This looks like a great thing to help. That is so terrific how those cats do all those tricks and play the instruments. The video was great. I sure will try to help raise some money for them. Take care.