It’s Adopt A Shelter Cat Month and Tippi (Lola’s feline friend) asked me to specifically address ways that you can help felines.
31. Make just one on-line post each day this month to help cats in shelters or rescue groups. Share an available kitty’s listing, link to your local shelter or a cat rescue – or just spread the word that June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month.
32. Support the businesses that are running specials to help shelter cats. For example, Purina Cat Chow’s 50 Years – 50 Shelters campaign. (http://www.catchow.com/50shelters) or the Love Saves The Day National Shelter Tour and book signing, sponsored by Arm & Hammer (http://www.gwencooper.com/book-tour). See where Gwen will be!
33. Attend one of the cat-related fund raisers that are happening this month. Here’s a few to pique your interest: Fine Wines & Felines in Seattle, WA or the Cats and Jammers Concert in Tuscon, AZ or All Cats Rescue Fundraising Rummage Sale in Sioux Falls, SD. Look around to see what’s going on in your area!
34. Donate! (I know we’ve generically covered some of this before . . .) Specifically for felines: Donate time at your shelter to play with and socialize the cats. This is a great way to get your kids involved – just half an hour per week helps so much. Donate just one bag of litter or cat food once a week (you can pick it up when you do your weekly grocery shopping). Contact your shelter or rescue group to see what type they prefer. Donate cash towards a mom cat’s spay. Maybe choose not to have that latte one day each week and put the money aside for the shelter.
35. Adopt a cat or kitten! Many shelters and groups are offering significantly reduced (or waived) adoption fees this month, especially for adult and senior cats. Look in your local area. Here are just a few to get you started: Paws in Lynnwood, WA, Islip Animal Shelter in Baywood, NY, The Humane Society of Sarasota in Sarasot, FL, Dallas Animal Services in Dallas, TX, and The Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Cape May.
Next time, Tippi has asked that we list 5 ways that you can help TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs. Stay tuned!
Our previous posts in this series:
50 Ways . . . And Not Just Spays
50 Ways . . . And Not Just Spays – Part 2
50 Ways . . . And Not Just Spays – Part 3
50 Ways . . . And Not Just Spays – Part 4