As an adopted kitty myself, I want to spread the word about pet adoption.
I want to show you how easy it is to find the cat for you! It's simpler these days because we have the Internet. Most animal charities now have their own websites where you can search for your new furry friend from the comfort of your own home.
That's how Mum found me. She was looking to adopt a cat and had tried her local RSPCA cat shelter but there were no kittens available for rehoming at the time. As she hadn't had a cat for 13 years after her beloved Suzy crossed the Rainbow Bridge, she felt she was finally ready to get another cat, and she wanted a kitten. She would love to adopt many cats but it's not possible right now. Anyway, she felt sad that there were no kittens available at the time, but something told her to try elsewhere. So, a few weeks later, she came across my picture on the Wood Green website, and as you know, the rest is history!
It was love at first sight for both of us, and though Mum rescued me, she always says that I rescued her right back. You can read my story in my book, which I wrote with Mum to raise awareness and funds for homeless cats. 100% of the royalties earned will be donated to 3 of the cat charities we support. In the book itself it states that only some of the royalties will be donated, but Mum decided she would rather just donate the whole lot.
FIND A CAT
As I am from England, I want to show those of you humans who are wanting to rehome a cat in the UK how you can find a cat in your area with the Cats Protection. Just go to http://www.cats.org.uk/find-a-cat and search by postcode.
The Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity in the UK. The charity helps more than 230,000 cats and kittens every year through a network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres.
Watch this video to find out more.
Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/wmufNM3HkuA
You can also search CatChat.org, an amazing cat rescue resource which lists cat charities and shelters all over the UK. With so many cats listed, you are bound to find the right one for you! A lot of the cats available are from the Cats Protection too.
For those of you in the United States and abroad please check out your local animal shelter.
Most of you have probably heard of the Urgent Pets on Death Row website, which is dedicated to saving NYC shelter animals. Created in 2010, the charity is an advocate for the thousands of adoptable dogs and cats that are needlessly killed each year by the Animal Care & Control of New York City.
If you are not in the position to adopt right now you can help animals in need in so many other ways, like fostering them or sharing their pictures and stories through social media. You never know, that one single step can change a homeless pet's life for ever.
Formed in 1992, the Greek Cat Welfare Society's aim is to undertake neutering of colonies of stray cats and in doing so educate and encourage local people to also have their animals neutered.
Those of you that have holidayed in Greece and the Greek Islands will no doubt have noticed the many many abandoned, stray and feral cats. They survive during the tourist season through the kindness of the tourists and holidaymakers who feed them. But come the end of summer, they are sadly forgotten. Some kind locals do take over and help to feed them, but unfortunately there are many cat-hating people that would rather let them starve and even poison them. Awful, isn't it?
So please, help animals in whatever way you can. And if you want to adopt, go ahead. You won't regret it one bit!
Diclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the organizations mentioned in this post. Full Disclosure.