What exactly is a dead cat bounce?

Lily  is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

The Dead Cat Bounce is the name of our Murder Mystery, which will be presented on Saturday at the Convention Center. I didn’t realize that “dead cat bounce” is actually a stock-broker term that is used to describe stock market conditions.

The phrase, which originated on Wall Street, was derived from the idea that “even a dead cat will bounce if dropped from a height.” It is a widely used term in the investing world describing a continuation pattern that looks in the beginning like a steep downward slide that is followed by a recovery before it drops again. In other words, a swift drop is followed by a small, short-lived recovery before another brutal drop

Our Murder Mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat as you watch high-powered CEOs spar for the top position in the critter entertainment industry. As tempers flare and stock prices fall, you will be called upon to find the murderer. Who could it be? You won’t be alone figuring out this mystery because your dining partners will help you deduce the culprit.

We have a wonderful stock of talented actors and actresses who will enlighten, entertain and energize this funny murder mystery. Of course you will also be delighted with a delectable, delicious dinner. If you fancy libations, there will be a no-host bar. The silent auction will feature many extraordinary items to tempt you.

If you haven’t gotten your tickets, you still have time. Tickets can be purchased at Jeff’s Copy Express, 3-Dimension Shipping, Maggie’s Playhouse and the CAPS shelter. Tickets are $40 or $280 for a table of eight. We will also have tickets at the Convention Center on Saturday night. The doors will open at 5 and the play begins at 6. I’ll see you there!


Items for our Murder Mystery Dinner auction; we need gift cards, new items and gift baskets. Please call 775-423-7500.

Dog walkers, we desperately need volunteers to walk and socialize our dogs. Call 775-423-7500 for details.

Folks to attend the Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday.

Folks who need their animals spay/neutered for free. Details are below.

Aluminum cans; if you have cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500), and we will come get them.


Speedway for donating baskets for our Murder Mystery auction. Paws applause to you!

Maddie’s Fund for the grant to sponsor free spay/neutering. All tails are wagging for you!


CAPS will be at Walmart on Nov. 2 with the Kissin’ Booth and a puckered-up pooch. Come by for a pooch smooch. Be sure to check out our merchandise after you get a pooch smooch!


October Pet Holiday: National Pit Bull Awareness Day Oct. 27.

CAPS is offering free spay/neutering through a grant from Maddie’s Fund.

This offer is good until funds run out. To qualify you need to have one of the following: Medicaid, a child enrolled in NV Check Up Program, food stamps, 2018 tax return stating income is less than $30,000 or Veteran’s disability card including a photo ID. Also required is a Churchill County ID. For more information, call CAPS at 775-423-7500.

To send us your information to receive a newsletter. If you would like a newsletter, call 775-423-7500 or email caps@cccom.net.


CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is caps@cccomm.net. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likeable.

CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me, jkwmil@outlook.com.


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