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You can help shelter cats starting today

A little bit goes a long way
Karla Kirby

Put out a donation box for gently used collars, cat toys, towels, blankets, cat bowls, litter boxes, litter and cat food in front of your office, at the veterinarian’s office, at church after getting approval. When supplies get big enough, simply off the donation at your local shelter or rescue group. They will be well received.

Use social media: Check out PetSavers, Spokanimals or the Spokane Humane Society. and let others know about the adorable felines in need of a good home on Facebook or Twitter—even YouTube. A friend may tell a friend who will tell a friend who is looking for a cat to adopt...

Go to the local shelters and take pictures of the beautiful kitties who deserve good, loving homes. Cats take gorgeous pictures. If the picture isn’t perfect, edit it with PhotoShop.

Get a craft’s group together and make blankets for the shelter cat’s beds. There are inexpensive kits available at Wal Mart. Encourage children to join the group and present their masterpieces to the cats at the shelter themselves. You can also make toys, grow catnip and collect cat food coupons.

Collect aluminum cans at work and use the money you get for the shelters. A few dollars go a long way.

Volunteer at a shelter. You can help socialize cats, clean, tell visitors about the cats they are looking at—this could make the difference from their thinking about it or adopting them.

Have a BBQ, Bible Study, or get together and ask each guest to bring a small donation to help out the local kitties living in shelters awaiting homes.

At Christmas, have a Tree of Sharing for the local cat shelter.

You can also foster a cat yourself. Bring one home and show them people can be very loving and trustworthy. Friendly cats are generally the first to find good homes. Who knows/m maybe you will decide to keep your new, little friend yourself.

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