What's better than a Christmas gift that also helps cats in need? We've rounded up some of our favorite ways to gift the animal lover in your life with something especially meaningful.
I'm especially partial to the baskets for cats with diabetes and heart disease. After dealing with both of these health issues with Tara, I know how expensive caring for these special needs kitties can be, so these baskets will really help cats who need some extra attention and special care.
* Beta blocker: keeps blood pressure regulated by reducing heart workload
* Calcium channel blocker: helps treat hypertension and arrhythmia
* ACE inhibitor: helps treat hypertension and congestive heart failure
Choosing a $25 Feline Diabetes Gift Basket will give a needy kitty:
* Prescription dry and wet food: helps maintain blood glucose levels
* Disposable insulin syringes: to administer life-saving insulin
* Litter scoop: keeps litter box fresh even through diabetic kitties' frequent urination
Tabby's Place Forgotten Felines have lived at Tabby's Place for 5+ years. Your recipient will receive monthly updates and photos about their sponsor kitty and the donation will go towards their food, litter, and vet time.
Purrfect Pals Cat Sponsorship Holiday Greeting Cards. Purrfect Pals is home to nearly 300 cats who have nowhere else to go. These are cats who have tested positive for FIV or feline leukemia, cats with behavioral issues, feral cats, geriatric cats, and cats with diabetes or other long-term health issues. All live in colonies in a clean, comfortable, cat-oriented environment, receiving regular veterinary care. Your $25 donation pays for a month of care for one of these cats, brightening the holiday season at Purrfect Pals. Choose the card or cards you’d like, and they will mail it to you with an included envelope to make a wonderful gift. Each card tells a little bit about Purrfect Pals and has the cat’s story.
Feed a Cat for Christmas. One amazing lady named Janine feeds over 70 homeless cats in the most underserved parts of Rochester, NY. These sweet souls have been cast off, left behind, abandoned. Often, they are hurting. Always, they are hungry. This December, for $40, you can partner with her and Feed a Cat for Christmas. Sponsor food for these kitties for just one day--as a gift, just because, or in honor or memory of a special person or pet. In return, you'll receive a certificate and the kitties' eternal gratitude!
Decorate the Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary Virtual Christmas Tree. Lights and gift boxes will make the tree beautiful and different dollar donations will let you help trim the tree! For all gift donations of $10 or more, a gift card will be sent to the recipient. Your message will also be posted under the Christmas tree on the BCR website.
Don't forget a gift for kitty! Our wonderful sponsor, Peach Pet Provisions, is offering free shipping throughout the month of December, and 15% of your purchase will be donated to PAD PAWS Animal Rescue! Simply enter the code INSTAPEACH at checkout! (One of Mudpie's gifts has been ordered from the Peach peeps!)
It's a month for giving! Do you know of any other unique gift ideas that also help animals in need? Tell us about it in the comments!