Saturday, October 15, 2016
Helping Cats from My Couch #BtC4A
I think it's normal for animals lovers who are active on social media to feel helpless at times. So many innocent little faces need our help.
I'm fortunate to live in a part of the country where the need isn't as great. We have amazing shelters that aren't forced to euthanize due to lack of space. We're even able to regularly pull animals from southern kill shelters and have been told it's incredible how quickly animals are adopted here.
Thanks to being a cat blogger I receive more food, treats and toys than Mudpie can ever use so I'm able to make regular donations to my local shelters. I send money when I can and spotlight adoptable cats on our blog and social media, but still have been looking for a way to do more.
While I'd love to volunteer to clean cages and socialize cats or open my doors to a foster, that's just not in the cards for me right now, so when this showed up in my Facebook news feed I knew I'd found what I was looking for:
I was already familiar with Anjellicle Cats Rescue because of the amazing work they do pulling cats from the NYC ACC. They quite often pull cats who need extra TLC and medical attention before being ready to find their forever homes; cats that would otherwise never have a chance of making it out of the ACC alive.
Two days later myself and 3 other volunteers started contacting donors to collect the pledges, and within the first 24 hours we had cleared up the backlog raising thousands of dollars for Anjellicle. These are much-needed funds that allow ACR to continue to save the lives of these unfortunate cats who find themselves on death row, and moving forward we'll be able to collect the pledges on a more timely basis for each kitty's piggy bank.
Nothing feels better than helping cats in need and I'm enjoying this volunteer position so much, but what I didn't expect is that by contacting these wonderful donors I'm making new cat loving friends too! I've already had several great conversations, even one with a sweet lady in Germany. It's heartening to know that so many people around the world are working to make life better for cats. My small part just happens to take place from the comfort of my couch!
Want to help Anjellicle Cats Rescue? Click on their website's donation button and visit them on Facebook to follow their life-saving work!
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