In the summer of 2015, a crowdfunding campaign was launched to raise funds to allow Simon and his team to make a 12-minute colour episode of Simon’s Cat. Everybody who contributed at least £5, was offered a free access to the clip and other perks. The campaign was successful and the clip was released to supporters in August 2015. In January 2017, the clip went on sale (unlike the other episodes, Off to the Vet previously was not offered for free viewing). It was released for free viewing on 26 October 2017. It was then re-released in black & white on 26th April 2018 at the request of fans who are curious to see what the film is like in the series' signature color style, after the coronavirus, the fixed the poster and the changed it to Front Paws instead of Butts.