Cat lovers, rejoice! It's International Cat Day, and if you're anything like us, you know one (or more) kitties that bring joy, laughter, and a whole lot of cat-itude to your life.
To mark this year's celebration, here are four of our favorite feline-focused nonprofits to follow and fund!
Introducing my new foster kittens: Jelly, Fritter, and Bearclaw! 😻 Full video of their first day up at YouTube.com/KittenLady (subscribe if you want to receive updates first!) #babyjelly #babyfritter #babybearclaw #kittenlady #orphanedkittens #fosterkittens #kittenseason #bottlebabies
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Kitten Lady, a rescue and advocacy program from Photographers for Animals, is headed by lady boss Hannah Shaw. Her mission? To change the world for neonatal kittens.
DYK? Photographers for Animals is featured on the 100 Best Nonprofit Websites of 2016 list.
National #FeralCatDay is October 16! Visit NationalFeralCatDay.org for all the information and resources you need to help even more cats in honor of this day of action. (Plus get some get some great goodies!) #cats #helpcats #animaladvocate #October16 #feralcats #communitycats #allcats #takeaction
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Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is a one-stop-shop for national advocacy, education, and life-saving support for all cats. Be sure to follow them for information about National Feral Cat Day coming up in October!
ADOPTED! Meet our Featured Adoptable Pet, Swanson! This adorable kitty doesn’t let having one eye slow him down. He has plenty of energy, spunk, and playfulness – and absolutely adores people. Swanson needs no invitation to crawl into your lap for a hug or a snuggle! He does test positive for Feline Leukemia (FeLV), so he will need to be an only cat or live with other cats that are FeLV+. If your family is looking for a friendly and outgoing companion, consider sweet Swanson! He flies home for free anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. [Link in bio to adopt!] #SaveThemAll
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Best Friends Animals Society
Besides the huge list of cat initiatives aimed at educating the public on TNR (trap-neuter-release), building a strong cat community network, and promoting its #SaveThemAll campaign, Best Friends also runs what can only be described as a magical animal sanctuary in Utah, complete with Dogtown, Horse Haven, Marshall's Piggy Paradise, and of course, Cat World.
Come to Unleashed in Hyattsville NOW and meet these cuddly kittens up for adoption! The address is 3704 East-West Hwy, and we'll be there until 7pm. Drop in and say hello to your new best friend! #adopt #adoptdontshop #unleashedbypetco #hyattsville
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Alley Cat Rescue
Alley Cat Rescue works to improve the lives of stray and outdoor cat communities around the world. In addition to being champions for TNR and promoting a better understanding of feline diseases, ACR also offers critical community resources like its "cheap fix" cat clinic that help keep cats out of shelters.
Do you support animal causes and organizations building a better world for our furry friends? Let us know on Twitter (gifs encouraged!) and you could win a t-shirt!