It’s the October 2012 edition of Blog the Change for Animals, where a lot of us blog about what we can do to help animals less fortunate than ourselves. Today, I want to remind you that there are lots of ways to help homeless kitties that do not take a lot of effort! For example, my human brought home some food for me that I decided I did not like anymore. She was stuck with a full bag of kibble and Binga and Boodie only get canned food (I am picky, so I get whatever I will eat). What to do? Give it to one of the local rescue groups of course! As you can see, somebody was less than thrilled with this decision.
Actually, all us kitties were not that happy with this decision! But I have to admit, it is the right thing to do. So early next week, my human will take the food and some inexpensive toys to cats who need homes. It’s as simple as that to make a difference in a kitty’s life.
Don’t ever think you can’t help things change — you can! It can be as easy as signing a petition, like the one right now to urge Petland USA to stop selling pets in their stores. This huge multi-national chain gets 95% of its animals from puppy mills. Even though I do not care for dogs, I think puppy mills (and kitten mills, for that matter) are wrong: unlike legitimate breeders, they do not breed pets with the highest health and personality standards in mind. And churning out pets for profit like this and offering them in stores condemns shelter pets to death! How? Because these stores could be working in conjunction with their local rescues and city animal services instead of using the space for sad, poorly-bred creatures. I for one will not be happy until all pet stores help showcase shelter animals. I hope you will do something to help make that change!
P.S. Speaking of change, come back tomorrow for a special National Feral Cat Day commenthon!