ZOMBIES LOVE KITTIES, TOO Ghouls swarm Queen West to raise cash for Toronto Can Rescue, a group with a no-kill policy that runs a network of foster homes for abandoned kitties. Saturday (July 29), 4:30 pm, at Metropolitan United Church (56 Queen East). To register, click onto www.torontocatrescue.ca.
WHO : Julye Huggins, zombie organizer and Toronto Cat Rescue volunteer
HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA OF GOING GHOUL?
"It grew from a house party to a large-scale theatrical street show. If we're going to be crazy, it might as well be for a purpose. We liked the total irony of putting the ugly, scary zombie with the cute, cuddly kitty."
WHERE WILL THE PLEDGE MONEY GO?
"We take street cats to the vet for de-flea-ing, neutering and shots. The money also pays for their care in foster homes - we don't believe in cages. People who want to adopt can see pictures on our website and visit the kitties in their foster homes."
WHO EXACTLY ARE THE TROUPE OF UNDEADS?
"Actors, artists, photographers. Some of these people wouldn't even think of doing a cat rescue, but they're like, "Zombies? Cats? I'm there!' I hand people flyers, their eyes light up and they're on board. Someone is building an edible corpse for the after-party."
WHAT'S YOUR CAT'S NAME?
'Quicky. He's not all that quick. He's a little fat and a little dumb, but I love him all the same.'
HOW DO YOU GREET HIM WHEN YOU COME HOME?
"Come 'ere, Mister Fatty Catty, and lemme squish your fuzzy tummy.'
FAVOURITE CAT MOVIE?
"Shrek 2. Puss in Boots totally stole the show.'
MOST ADMIRED FAMOUS FELINE?
"The Cheshire Cat from Alice In Wonderland.'
IF YOU WERE A CAT, WHAT KIND WOULD YOU BE?
"I like the house cat idea, just being someone's companion. My cat attacks invisible bugs sometimes, and I can totally see myself doing that.'