This post is sponsored by Cat’s Pride but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
My cat, Skippy, was adopted from an animal shelter in Oregon with a very high kill rate. If cats were not adopted by the second Friday of every month, they were euthanized. The shelter simply did not have enough funds to care for so many cats, and day to day operations were difficult as it was. This dire situation made choosing a cat to adopt extremely difficult, as all of those sweet fuzzy faces were potentially incredible pets. We did leave with a neutered black and white male tuxedo kitten that day, but also carried sadness out the door for the ones we left behind.
This sad tale reminds me of the starfish story:
One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.
Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.
The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”
The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!”
Saving that tiny squeaky black and white kitten from a horrible fate, was our way of making a difference to that one.
However, Cat’s Pride is doing something VERY REAL and effective to help save cats, and I hope you’ll join me in supporting their efforts. As part of Cat’s Pride Litter for Good program, every time you buy a green jug of Fresh & Light litter, Cat’s Pride will donate a pound of litter to animal welfare organizations across America. It’s not a promotion, it’s an expression of their long-standing commitment to helping animals in need. Cat Litter is very expensive for shelters and it’s often the number one thing shelters need the most, yet don’t receive as a donation! Sadly 3. 2 million cats enter a shelter a year, and about half are euthanized. Litter for Good is donating litter to shelters in need, and the money saved helps to save cats lives. By not having an expensive litter overhead, money is freed up for feline health care, food, adoption programs, etc. This incredibly generous gesture by Cat’s Pride is not just saving a few cats, they are saving millions of cats.
Here’s How You Can Help:
Purchase a green jug of Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light (from the two Ultimate Care products) at your local store, or on Amazon. (Click here to find your local store or purchase on Amazon)
Join the Cat’s Pride club with a few easy clicks and nominate your favorite shelter to receive a litter donation.
I know my cat Skippy is appreciative and thanks us EVERY DAY for adopting him (in his own special cat way)
He thanks us by helping us sort mail.
He thanks us by removing Barbie Heads.
And, he takes great interest in what we are reading on a book or phone.
The nice thing about Cat’s Pride Fresh and Light Ultimate Care Premium Scented Multi-Cat Scoop Litter (that’s the green tub!) is that this 10-pound jug is 50% lighter. Less to lug around! It also has ten-day odor control, so we can coexist with Skippy in a fresh environment. For 75 years, Oil Dry, makers of Cat’s Pride has been the expert in liquid absorption. Their clay products are used all over the world for edible oil purification, jet fuel filtration, keeping major league baseball fields dry and raising healthy crops and livestock.
Do you work with a local shelter & want to participate in this program? Register your shelter at the Cat’s Pride website!