Friday, July 17, 2015
Kitty Meals-on-Wheels and Emergency Pet Food Bank Day!
Three years ago, the Humane Society started up a new program. It's basically a meals-on-wheels for cats, designed specifically to help elderly or disabled pet owners on fixed incomes who are having a difficult time affording the cost of feeding their precious pets. Transportation often is an issue for them too, and this delivery program brings pet food and supplies to their doorstep. Last year, the shelter delivered food and cat litter to over 200 homebound seniors on a monthly basis. This year, the numbers are growing.
It's such a valuable program because often cats are surrendered to the shelter when their owners feel they can no longer afford to feed them give them the care they need. By delivering food and supplies, it helps keep cats in their loving homes where they belong and out of the shelter.
Today's donations will help fund this program!
Today's donations will also help fill the shelves of the Emergency Pet Food Bank at the Humane Society. This food bank supplies pet food to those who are in temporarily in need. Owners of over 400 cats receive food through the food bank at the shelter each month. Like the delivery program, it helps keep pets where they belong - with their families.
If you would like to support these programs, and I hope you do, any amount you give until 8:00 AM tomorrow will help fund the Kitty Meals-on-Wheels and the Emergency Pet Food Bank and help keep people and their pets together! How wonderful is that??!!
Last year IBKC funds purchased 120 cases of canned cat food and 300 bags of dry cat food for people who couldn’t afford to feed their cat. About half of these recipients needed the food delivered to them because they were home-bound.
This year, I think we're going to able to do even more because our dear, dear friend Cynthia is offering up another wonderful matching donation challenge. Every dollar you donate today, she will match, until we hit the $5000 cap! The challenge will run until 7:00 PM tonight (Pacific Time).
This is one of those days that will really make a difference, so please consider making a donation today.
Thank you so much, dear Cynthia, for offering up this awesome match. And thanks in advance to all of those who jump in on this challenge.
To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our Firstgiving page. Thank you so much!
I've got so much more to share today, including some photos of the lovely cats the kitty meals-on-wheels deliver to!
We'll start another auction, hopefully reveal a name, we'll check in on this Hollis Girls and there's some other fun stuff, too! Do stay tuned!!
And don't forget, we have an live auction running until 10:00 this morning. If you would like place a bid on the naming rights to our tabby and white kitten, please visit HERE.