1.24.2011

Support Your Local Shelter!

Hi All,

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

30 comments:

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

This is a great idea - we joined Brian too. Great post guys!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Our wish is for all kitties to find a caring shelter while they wait for their perfect servant to come along.

Marg said...

Great post all you kitties. It is so important to help the shelters. I have a tough time going to the shelters since I want to bring all of them home. Hope you have a fun week.

TK and Squashies said...

Hi Cat- We wants you to know that we changes our minds and we are now hasing a comment-a-thon for our shelter. We is wondering if you wanted to has all your kitties posts a comment. We gives $1 for each kitty!
Love, TK and Squashies

Rene said...

We support our local shelter--our Benny is adopted from the shelter. Each year, we donate boxes of items for their annual Christmas craft fair. And our person Rene makes nice fleece cat blankets for their cages.

weaverpat said...

Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Shelters everywhere are in need of support- by volunteering time, money, or donating supplies. And most of all by adopting a companion who desperately needs a home.
Also supporting the spay/neuter organizations will eventually take some of the stress off the over-full shelters.
The little furry ones do not deserve to suffer the hard life of the unwanted!

Sammy and Andy said...

Great post. We purray for homeless kitties and do what we can to help them.

Great pictures of the boys.

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Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

thank you for this most important post!!!

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We are always grateful for shelters! Almost Home Foundation meant the difference between life or death for Trixie. Mama's two other dogs, who passed away before we were born, were also rescued from shelters. Thank you to all shelters for the animals you save!

Penny said...

Thanks for reminding me. I was so upset over none of my teams winning their play-off games. This plum slipped my mind.

I'm a rescue kitty too - who is happy to have a good home.

Purrs,
Genghis

Anonymous said...

Five of us are rescues here at the cottage.We can't imagine our lives without each other and LP.LP likes to have gently used towel and blanket drives amongst her friends which are then given to shelters.
Jimmy is looking beautiful Cat!
The critters in the cottage

Random Felines said...

You are right cat - it isn't about one person doing one big thing - it is about all us being willing to do one small thing. Which adds up to huge change!! And we love that you knit blankets....

meowmeowmans said...

Wonderful post! Shelters do need as much help as we can give them. Out entire blog is focused on the cats at the shelter at which we volunteer (PAWS), so we did not do a "special" post today. But we are definitely with you in mind and spirit, and we appreciate your awesome message. Have a great day, dear friends! :)

Brian said...

That was a great post! Thanks for purrticipating in ShelterAware24!

ABBY said...

There is so much we can do to help...and every bit of it helps...

purrin
xoxox

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

How wonderful it is for all the kitties that are living in homes like yours. I wish for the day when there are enough homes for them ALL.

The Monkeys said...

Our Mom feels the same way. Her dream is to move to a farm to adopt so many more kitties!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Great post and very important. The shelters here are always full of kitties and dogs and other animals needing homes. There are many ways to help them and we know they appreciate anything you can do. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Tamago said...

It scares me to think "if I did not meet my boys..." They may be still on a street. And I am happy that I could meet and take them home. At the same time I feel sad to think about homeless animals. Shelters and people who support animals are very important and I want to do as much as I can to help them. This is a great post and your kitties are very happy to have such a wonderful home and family.

The Island Cats said...

Great post! We posted about the shelters having wish lists too!! You'd be surprised some of the things they can use!!

Sparkle said...

Checking out the shelters' wish lists is a great idea, and one all humans should do periodically!

Au and Target said...

One idea is to offer free neutering, and to charge owners of non-neutered cats a yearly tax as "breeders".

Adopting form shelters and neutering is a must. Au, Target and Boris are ex-strays and retired gentlemen cats too.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, it's sad so many are homeless or in bad homes.

Cloon said...

Such a great post. Glad you 4 have such a wonderful home!

AttieCattie said...

my mommeh says she feels teh same when she looks at us too.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Great post! We are so sorry that we haven't been able to visit lately. Hope you have great day.

Anya said...

Wonderful idea
every cat need a GOOD and loving forever home :-)

Hugs

Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<

Anya ♥

=^..^= said...

Every furry furriend in this world deserves a Furever Home.

~Slash & Bronzy

Fin said...

What a great idea!

Catsparella said...

I wish for a happy and safe home for all anipals in the world, too! It's so cool that you knit blankets for the local shelter! Wonderful <3