Today I went with a Pet Food Pantry volunteer to deliver cat food to low-income seniors and others in need. I came back humbled. I saw how very much people love their cats, and just how much they will do to keep them and care for them.
Karen said she’d be lost without the love of “Riley.”
Vicky spoils “Mama” and worries about her well-being more than her own.
And Tommy couldn’t stop talking about his cat, Princess. He barely gets by on his disability payments, but when he saw a hungry stray cat huddled under a bush, he had to share his food. Week after week he left her scraps, until one cold winter day she decided to trust him. When he opened his door, she walked right in and made herself at home. Princess is now Tommy’s constant companion, best friend, and the light of his life. But he can barely afford to feed her even the most inexpensive cat food. So when he heard that the Pet Food Pantry would deliver food every month, he couldn’t believe it. “I don’t know what I’d do without Princess,” he said. “I love her so much! I’ve gone without lots of times, but I could never let her go hungry. Never.”
Because of your support, Riley, Mama, Princess, and scores of other cats are able to stay in their loving homes, with people who need their love the most.
Thank you for sharing these sweet stories and photos, Marguerite. There's a whole lot of love there.
If you would like to make a donation to help the keep kitty meals-on-wheels rolling and the pet food pantry shelves stocked, please consider making a donation today. Until 9:00 AM Pacific Time tomorrow, all that we raise will be supporting these valuable programs.
AND if you donate right now, your dollars will be doubled by Cynthia's matching donation challenge. We've made a good dent in it, but we have completed it yet. Hopefully we will before time is up! The match runs until 7:00 PM tonight.
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Thank so much for caring and giving.