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Crime Cats Mystery Club

Crime Cats Mystery Club (CCMC) is a super-powered shelter reading program created by an alliance between Cat Welfare Association and Crime Cats author Wolfgang Parker! The program offers children an opportunity to connect with homeless cats in a meaningful way through reading.

Readers from grades 1—8 are invited to read books from the CCMC’s on-site library aloud to cats in the shelter's shy cat room for 15 to 30 minutes at a time. As children accrue reading time, they become eligible for prizes!  Reading sessions take place at Cat Welfare Association (741 Wetmore Road, Columbus, OH 43214).

And did I mention there is a monthly Heavy Metal Pizza Party for CCMC readers? No? Well, there is, with me, Wolfgang Parker, and it's sponsored by Marco's Pizza of Clintonville!

Mystery Club membership is limited to 20 readers per session. The next session runs from Mid June - August 15.

Heroes Wanted!

So, why read to homeless cats? Well, the shelter cats in the shy cat room aren't used to humans, which means they have a lot of trouble getting adopted. But when CCMC members read to them, they begin to realize humans can be trusted, and and that trust gives them the courage to meet visitors to the shelter and find their forever home. CCMC readers have already begun helping our shy, homeless cat-friends, but we need more heroes—we need you!

Helping our cat-friends get used to people.

Helping our cat-friends get used to people.

Sign up!

Have a reader who's ready to become a hero? Mystery Club membership is limited to 20 readers per session. The next session runs from Mid June - August 15. To enroll, send an email to containing the following information:

  • Adult's Name
  • Adult's Best Contact Phone
  • Adult's Best Email
  • Reader's Name
  • Reader's Age
Teaming up for adventure!

Teaming up for adventure!


If you have questions or would like to find out about volunteer opportunities, feel free to call Cat Welfare Association at (614) 268-6096 or drop in and meet some new cat-friends at 741 Wetmore Rd, Columbus, OH 43214

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