Okay, so I am already an orange kitty (or technically ruddy, as they call this color if you are an Abyssinian or Somali cat). But I do want to show my support for this very important cause! There is nothing more evil than cruelty to a helpless creature and we have the whole month of April to make a difference.
The ASPCA has a whole section of their website devoted to Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and a load of materials for you. Learn the top 10 ways to fight animal cruelty, how to recognize it, and how to help abused animals in your own community. If you are on Facebook and you have a pet you rescued from an abusive situation, you can enter the “I Saved My Pet” photo contest. It’s open until April 28, 2012.
If you want to show your support for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, go orange for April! The ASPCA has a bunch of suggestions here. Some of my blogging friends have changed the layout of the blogs to orange. I can’t because my layout was custom designed, but since I am orange-hued already, I will remind you year round that we all have to fight against animal cruelty.
If all this information is making your head spin and you are not sure where to start, I will give you a suggestion right now: boycott Loews hotels and let them know why. If you remember my post from a few days ago, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, FL are intent on getting rid of their small, once nicely-kept feral cat colony. Right now, at this very moment, they are trapping the cats in the most cruel and inhumane manner and it is only through the kindness of a local rescue group that they are being saved from animal control — you know, the place where they immediately kill feral cats. For more information on what these cats are suffering through, and to keep on top of the situation, “like” the Save Loews Cats Facebook page.