As you may recall, on Friday I announced that June 24 is Cat World Domination Day (also my birthday). I think it is important to add that many of our fellow Feline Overlords are currently unfairly imprisoned and need to be rescued! The humans call June “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month” but I prefer to think of it as “Release Feline Overlords From Prison Month!”
This is actually a very serious issue because many of these cats sit on death row for no crime other than the lack of a kingdom to rule. If you can do something that saves even one innocent cat from execution, then you have done something great for Catkind.
There are two ways you can make the most of Release Feline Overlords From Prison Month:
1. You can spread the word in many different ways, from word of mouth to social networking to actually convincing someone you know to rescue a cat. Petfinder has 10 brilliant suggestions, many of which are very simple to do!
2. You can go down to your local kill shelter and save a cat yourself. And don’t give me that nonsense about it being “too painful to see all those poor cats.” How do you think “all those poor cats” feel? Believe me, it’s a lot worse than you! So suck it up, drive down there with a carrier and bring home a Feline Overlord. You know you need one (or two). American Humane has 10 helpful suggestions if you are man (or woman) enough to take the plunge.
And there is one more thing you can do, whether you have room in your home for another Feline Overlord or not: visit your local city animal control facility and ask them to take part in the Just One Day movement on June 11. This group is trying to make the U.S. a no-kill nation for “just one day,” and even if they are not 100% successful with every kill shelter in every state, it will make a big difference to those imprisoned pets who otherwise would be put to death that day. For more information, visit the Just One Day website, or the Just One Day Facebook page.