CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A $1,000 raffle prize could be a big help towards paying a heating bill.
That's the amount up for grabs to people who buy a ticket to help a cat rescue house in Lake County.
Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue is home to more than 250 felines. The cats all are old and sick and need constant care. Caroline's is a no-kill sanctuary for felines. Some cats may be adopted, but others are in retirement or hospice care.
The raffle drawing is thanks to a generous donor. The drawing takes place January 27. Tickets are $5 each or six for $25.
Caroline's Executive Director Judy Brown says it costs $17,000 a month to run the sanctuary, including utilities, so she understands how heating bills can take a big bite out of a budget.
Caroline's mission is "To give cats who are adoptable an opportunity for a permanent, loving home through adoption. To provide lifelong care and love in a cageless sanctuary to old and special needs cats. To promote the precious value of each feline life regardless of age, illness or handicaps," according to the organization's website.
For tickets, go to Caroline's website . Mobile users can go to www.carolines-kids.org.