Texas Siamese Rescue will have an open house from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the “Meezer Ranch,” 1123 N. Corinth St. in Corinth.
The event will include a proclamation from Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs and the debut of the book Little Orphan Oakley by Linda McMurry Rollins.
The public is invited for light refreshments and the opportunity to be among the first to purchase the new book, as well as to meet and interact with the cats.
Adoption applications will be received for the wide selection of available pets.
Texas Siamese Rescue, founded in 1998, has been issued a challenge that will forgive a substantial portion of its debt.
If the organization can raise $40,000 on its own, a private lender will waive the additional $200,000 owed on the Meezer Ranch property.
Rescue director Alisa Lee hopes that proceeds from the book will help meet the challenge.
The rescue group relies on donations, grants and adoption fees for operating costs.
The star of the book, a young Siamese named Oakley, was saved from a shelter by the rescue group in 2000 and adopted by Rollins, who wrote the story in appreciation of the rescue group and the volunteer who fostered him.
For more information about the event, call 940-367-7367 or visit http://tx.siameserescue.org/ online.