This year, we shall refrain from the begging, the cajoling, and the making of a YouTube video depicting orphaned kittens crying tears of abandonment while Cold Play seeps into your brain’s guilt receptors.
Instead, we celebrate your good intentions and invite you to do something that any normal, busy person can pull off. If this small act leads to you spending 10 hours per week socializing kittens, only to end up directing your own YouTube adoption video, it’s not our fault.
1. Donate Your Facebook Status
2. "Like" Fresh Step's Facebook Page
For each "Like," Fresh Step will donate $1 to the ASPCA.
3. Clear Some Clutter
Old towels, crates, blankets and pillows are junk to you. But they're comfy, wonderful beds to homeless cats. Call your local shelter, ask what they need, then go give your stuff a new life!
4. Throw a Party
You were looking for an excuse to throw a party anyway, right?
Turn your next get together into a mini-fundraiser by making it shelter cat-themed and including a donation jar. You do have to drop the money off at your local shelter though. Giving it to the guest that lives closest to the shelter and guilting them into dropping it off for you is also acceptable.
5. Email the Media
Shoot an email to your local news blogger, newspaper, TV or radio station and give them a head's up about Shelter Cat Month. Even better: Invite them to your party.
...You're thinking about adopting a cat now, aren't you? In case you are, we've compile a slideshow of Adoptable Cats You'll Love! But this one really is for lifelong commitment types.