How You Can Help Cats in Need
This post is sponsored by Purina Cat Chow and their Nutrition to Build Better Lives Program. All views expressed are our own. #CatChowCares
Did you know that each year, approximately 3.4 million cats in the US are taken in by animal shelters, and only half are adopted? I do not know about you, but I find that statistic to be very alarming and sad. That is why it makes me smile when companies like Purina create initiatives like the Nutrition to Build Better Lives program.
During the the month of July, for every bag of Purina Cat Chow you buy your cat, a meal will be donated to cats in need. You can help by purchasing your cat a bag of Purina Cat Chow during the month of July (1-31st). Their goal is to donate one meal (up to five million meals) directly to Rescue Bank.
While we do not have our own family cat yet, my mom just recently adopted a Russian Blue male cat from her local animal shelter. This cat was actually found on the side of the road and brought to the shelter in sickly condition. He has thyroid issues, and needs to be on special medicine for the rest of his life.
Since my mom is widowed, her cat provides her with a great source of company and loves being her main center of attention. When Greyson (her cat) first met my three kids he was overly cautious and standoffish. Now, he is very friendly and loves to watch what they are doing. He still does not love loud noises so my kids have learned to use their indoor voices when around my mom’s cat.
Want to know some additional ways you can help cats in need? Here are a few:
- Volunteer at your local animal shelter
- Donate Purina Cat Chow, old newspapers, towels, and cat toys/beds/treats to your local animal shelter
- Become a cat foster parent (my neighbor’s mom does this)
- Spay/neuter neighborhood feral cats
- Consider adopting a cat or two to complete your family
What are some ways you help cats in need? Will you be supporting Purina’s Nutrition to Build Better Lives program?
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