Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wordless Wednesday: National Cat Day

As it's National Cat Day today we thought we'd highlight the plight of many homeless pets in this not so wordless post.

Of course cats are celebrated each and every day in our house, and in between taking care of and pampering me, Mum does a little every day to help homeless and orphan pets by tweeting and retweeting for them, as well as pinning to her special Pinterest board. She wishes she could do so much more, like running her own cat sanctuary where no cat will have to die, and one day she hopes she will be able to do just that.

As a rescue kitty myself, I feel the need to help other homeless and orphaned animals too so I tweet for them on my own twitter as well. It's heartbreaking, but the truth is there are just too many cats in need of forever homes and not enough homes available. Spaying and neutering helps to keep the birth rate low, but it's also important for humans to adopt and don't buy. It really is true that so many shelter cats will die if they are not re-homed. So, please, please, please try your local rescue shelter when you are considering getting a pet and don't be tempted to buy.

Don't Buy While Shelter Cats Die

So many animals need forever homes now!
Follow Marie Symeou's board Pet Adoption & Rescue on Pinterest.
I am also plugging my book again because I want you to know that ALL royalties are now going towards three of our fave cat shelters. It's only 99c!

Read about my own rescue in this special book I co-wrote with my mum to help raise funds and awareness for rescue cats and pet adoption.
A Forever Home For Athena


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26 comments:

Summer said...

What a valuable National Cat Day message!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Happy National Cat Day!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Happy National Cat Day! Thanks for sharing the important message about adopting shelter cats instead of buying. One kitty at a time, it helps save lives.

Cathy Connolly said...

Happy National Cats Day to everyone! Cats have me heart especially feral cats and those in shelters. On our blog I have done a post about building Cozy Winter Homes for Feral cats. They need our help so very much!! Also, IF anyone is planning on a special gift this Holiday Season, I have posted a link to Stretch and Scratch boxes for shelter cats, it gives them exercise and something of their own until they get that forever home. They are also VERY affordable to purchase and give! Here is our blog address, for anyone who would like to build those homes or purchase and donate the Stretch and Scratch boxes. http://www.ifishoulddiebeforemypets.com

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

This is a lovely National Cat Day message, Athena! My dream is to run a cat sanctuary one day too.

Talent Hounds said...

Happy National Cat Day!

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for such a thoughtful and important message, Athena and Mum Marie. Thank you for all you do to help cats everywhere (and for including our pal Bella on your Pinterest board)!

We love your book, and we hope lots of people will purchase it. We'll tweet about it now.

Hugs! And Happy National Cat Day!

Susan and the gang from Life with Dogs and Cats said...

Happy National Cat Day. I love the cover of your book. Hope Miss Athena is celebrating appropriately with many naps!

Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. Will check out your blog. Keep up the good work:)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. It's been on my mind a lot lately:)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you for sharing our book! I love animals (especially cats) and can't sit by and let them suffer. Thank you to everyone who does the same. I hope that one day this world will be a better place for all beings :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. Athena had a lovely long nap with her mummy today (she woke me up at 4am).

Marie Symeou said...

Happy National Cat Day, sweetie!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you! Same to you:)

Purrs xx

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Purrs xx

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. Same to you!

Purrs xx

Austin Towers said...

I did download your book. It's on my reading list :) Happy National Cats Day, though I think every day is cat day!! :) xx

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you, Austin. Happy National Cat Day!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Anonymous said...

Happy National Cat Day! Hoping some homeless kitties find a furever home because of today. =^,,^=

pilch92 said...

Your mom does a lot to help shelter cats, I hope her dream of her own shelter comes true soon. 15andmeowing.com

The Island Cats said...

What a great post for National Cat Day!

Anonymous said...

Gweat posty. Weez twy to shawe as many as we can too.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

The Indulged Furries said...

That's a perfect message for National Cat Day. Adopt shelter cats.....and spay/neuter, spay/neuter, spay/neuter!

MissyofMissylandia said...

Totally agree. Very well said.

Jane and Chris said...

I'm a proud Mummy of fourteen rescues (and five in heaven).
I'm hoping that one day the words 'animal shelter' will never need to be used.
Jane x

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