I got this email from Purebreds Plus and wanted to share it…
It’s the Holiday season again… This is not a “time of good cheer” for many kitties, however – so many are abandoned during the holiday season! Unfortunately, times are tough for a lot of kitties. The economy has taken its toll and cats have been abandoned in record numbers and the holiday deluge has already started.
A little known fact of the Holiday season is that it is also the time of year for increased owner relinquishment of cats to shelters. Whether the reasoning is to make room for the “new Christmas kitten”, or because it is easier to turn in a cat than pay boarding while away for the holidays, or because there isn’t enough money to care for them or a foreclosure and no place to keep them, or due to death or infirmity of the owner, this is a period we see a spike in owner-turn ins.
In addition to the occasional large scale and small scale rescue situation, this year has been extraordinary as cats at risk and needing rescue have included some bneeds rarely seen in rescue – such as Egyptian Mau, American Wirehair, Ocicat, and Singapura. In addition, Operation Noble Foster has helped arrange temporary foster
homes for approximately 620 military pet cats this year alone.
Purebred Cat Breed Rescue has many people of diverse backgrounds working together who are deeply committed to helping cats. Not one of them earns a salary for their hard work in this regard, often putting in long hours. I know money is tight for a lot of you in these hard economic times, but I also know most of you genuinely care about cats. If you can even spare one dollar or even some loose change, we’d be very grateful for your help. Pennies do add up. Just imagine what your donation (large or small) can do to help an abandoned kitty or one facing death row in a shelter!
Despite the extraordinary generosity of the cat fancy and other animal lovers that funded our rescue efforts this year, it’s time for me to pass the hat again and ask for your support.
In summary…. HELP! PLEASE! We need donations and we need your help to continue saving cat lives! Let’s make as many at risk kitties as we can have a better holiday season and a better 2012!
To donate by credit card or Paypal, just go to
the Purebreds Plus website and click on the Paypal button on the right near the top of the page.
Alternatively, you can donate to Purebred Cat Breed Rescue by mail. Make your check payable to “Purebred Cat Breed Rescue” & send it to:
Purebred Cat Breed Rescue
c/o DeLynne Satimore, Treasurer
114 Pavilion Drive
Brandon, MS 39042
Thank you all for all you have done to help and for your patience reading this plea!
Linda Pollack Mercer, M.D.
President, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue, http://www.purebredcats.org
I know how much this group does for their cats from the work they did with Angel: rescuing her from a shelter, medical treatment for her URI, regular spaying and two eye surgeries, and then fostering her for 10 months…and that was just one cat! They do this, and more, for hundreds of cats every year.