Our friend Brian asked his friends if we would do a reminder post today about the importance of supporting your local shelter. All of my kitties have been adopted from one kind of shelter or another, except for Casper who was born under a friend's porch. I just can't begin to imagine what would have happened to Ben or Archie who were found on the street as kittens, or Molly who was just thrown away in a box with her babies, or Jimmy who was taken from an unsuitable home if there weren't rescues to look after them until they were adopted! Every time I go to my local shelter they are brimming with beautiful cats who deserve loving homes and although they do a great job they are usually stretched pretty thin budget-wise!
We can't always give money to shelters, but there are other ways to help. Usually your local shelter will have a website and on that website there will be a "Wish List" The Wish list can have anything on it from incubators to food. I knit cat blankets for my local shelter. The kitties don't mind that my knitting is awful and not fancy because the blankets are warm and cozy when they are living in a metal cage.
I look at my boys so happy and safe in my home and it really breaks my heart to think of animals out there who are not as fortunate. I know that we are all animal lovers here in our blogging community and we do what we can, but let's spread the word around and try to get others involved to do a little something extra to help out our furry friends in need!
|We are happy cats|
|We have a safe home|