I got an email a couple of days ago from the humans who are holding the Pettie Awards. As you may know, one of the prizes is that the winners from each category get to pick out a shelter to receive a $500 donation. Well, they want all the nominees to have their choice ready for the awards ceremony on September 11… and I don’t have one yet!
The problem I have been having picking out a shelter is that you have to pick one that is listed on the Save-a-Cat (or Save-a-Dog) app on Facebook. And two of my favorite rescues, Winging Cat Rescue and Tabby’s Place are not on the list. My favorite local cat shelter, Kitten Rescue, is on the list, but they just got a big chunk of money from Chase and are holding their big fundraiser, the Fur Ball, this weekend. That’s not to say that they are utterly rolling in dough (they aren’t — no shelter is!), but I know there are shelters and cat rescues out there that have a bigger need for funds right now.
So this is where you come in! I need your help to choose a shelter. If you have a favorite shelter near you, and you know they could use some funds and publicity, check to see if they are listed in the Facebook Save a Cat list (just click on the link — it leads right to the search page. If they are listed, please tell me their name in the comments below, and (briefly!) why you think I should pick them. I will close comments on Wednesday at midnight, Eastern Time, and on my Thursday post, I will list the shelters picked (as long as they are on the Save-a-Cat shelter list) and you all can vote on them! You will have Thursday and Friday to vote, and the shelter with the most votes will get my donation — providing I win, of course! I am really up against some pretty heavy-duty competition in the Best Cat Blog Category and all the competing blogs are first-rate. I am glad I was nominated to begin with! But even if I don’t win, you’ve given your favorite shelter some extra added attention, and that at least is worth something.
So please, tell me about your favorite shelter below!