June 1, 2011

Who Saved Who? June Is Adopt A Cat Month


The following article was snagged from the ASPCA, I doubt they will mind that I copied it!
Top Ways to Help Homeless Cats during Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month!


We realize that not everyone can adopt a new cat, but most folks really do want to make a difference. The good news is there are many ways to help. From assisting in the care and placement of shelter felines to educating the public on feral cat issues—here are a few easy ways you can make a difference for homeless cats in your community.

Show Your Virtual Support
Dedicate your MySpace page, Facebook status, Tweet or blog to an adoptable cat and help spread the word about Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month! You can also join our cause on Facebook or put an ASPCA donation widget on your personal web page.

Volunteer at Your Local Shelter. Volunteering at your local shelter is a great way to make a difference in the lives of homeless cats. From playing with kittens and organizing fundraising events to fostering abused or frightened felines, shelters across the country are in desperate need of volunteers. Be sure to visit our Ten Ways to Help Your Local Shelter for more suggestions.

Donate Goods. Caring for homeless cats and providing them with food are expensive endeavors. You can help by donating money or goods—including toys, crates, blankets or food to your local shelter. Always check to see what the shelter needs before donating.

Throw a Party! Organize an event for all your friends, and donate the proceeds to your favorite shelter in honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Any kind of social event—a pizza party, car wash or community yard sale—is a great way to make new friends and raise money. Publicize it with flyers and signs, and remind everyone about the importance of Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month.

Spread the Word! Talk to others about helping homeless pets. Encourage those who are looking for new pets to consider adopting an animal from a shelter. Inform friends and family members about shelter fundraisers and events.

Care for Feral Cats. The number of feral cats in the U.S. is estimated to be in the tens of millions. Our Feral Cat FAQ will teach you how to help protect and humanely control the feral cats in your neighborhood.

Help Stray Kittens. Warm weather brings outdoor fun—and kittens! Sounds cute, but during kitten season—which runs from early spring until late fall—neighborhoods and shelters across the country can become overwhelmed. Learn how you can help.

Promote Spaying and Neutering. Millions of adoptable cats are put to sleep in shelters every year due to pet overpopulation. Help develop a spay/neuter outreach program in your community. Visit our Spay/Neuter Database to see who in your community offers low-cost spay/neuter programs. Create flyers promoting these organizations and pass them out at shopping centers, pet supply stores and schools.

Contact the Media. Write a letter to the editor of your local or regional newspaper, reminding them that June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Be sure to include a heads-up about any adoption or fundraising events happening at your local shelter. You can also contact TV and radio stations!

Report Animal Cruelty. One of the best things you can do to for the cats in your community is to help crack down on animal cruelty. Visit our Fight Animal Cruelty section for simple actions you can take to make the world a safer place for cats and other animal companions.



14 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I can support this provided the Woman NEVER EVER adopts another cat so long as I live...

Chey

Sparkle said...

Borrowed or not, this is a GREAT post!

Mr Puddy said...

This is super great post, I do spread your post right now !

Furkidsmom said...

Excellent post!


The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Excellent tips!

Mariodacat said...

Great tips and a good reminder.

-d ma said...

just bought a t-shirt that says 'who rescued who?' because that is a very good question in our house.

Anonymous said...

The Humane Society commerical that you linked to has a new song by Mary Ann Kennedy called "Who Saved Who" and is wonderful. If you purchase a cd from her website she will donate 1/2 of the money to the Humane Society.
Marian in Houston

meowmeowmans said...

This is a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing it with us, Parker!

Brian said...

I love it! Of course we all know who really saved who...and every month should be Adopt a Cat Month!!!

AttieCattie said...

excellent post, and i agrees wif Brian, every day should be adopt a kitteh day.

The Crew said...

We're all for adoption 'cause we were all adopted from local shelters.

The Island Cats said...

Those are excellent ways to help the kitties!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Thanks Parker for the excellent ideas for Adopt-a-Cat Month! We loved the video, too!
Your TX furiends,