Do you have a friend or relative that has everything and buying holiday gifts for them is a nightmare? Consider donating to cat charities in their name.
Many pet rescues and shelters around the country are doing great work. Here are a few cat charities I found:
Based in St. Louis, MO, Tenth Life gives cats a chance at a new life. This organiztion focuses its attention on the felines with severe medical conditions that would normally make it impossible for other shelters or rescues to afford the cats’ care.
Ill and injured cats are placed in foster homes until they can be adopted. Eventually, the organization wants to build a cage-free shelter for all of their rescued felines to live until adopted.
KittyKind is a non-profit organization that saves abandoned and homeless animals throughout New York City. Each year they find homes for approximately 600 cats, focusing on those with special needs.
Cat Care Society (CCS)
Homeless, injured, and abused cats of all breeds are given the chance for a better life because of the Cat Care Society (CCS). Founded in 1981, CCS provides temporary sanctuary for kittens in need, until a permanent, loving home can be provided for them.
CCS also offers educational programs to promote responsible ownership and humane treatment of animals.
MEOW, a cat rescue organization based in Kirkland, WA, aims to help create a world in which irresponsible pet ownership is only a memory.
Founded in 1997, MEOW places around 1000 animals into permanent homes each year. Their motto is “all nine lives are precious,” and it’s something they truly believe as they continue to find homes for pets in need.
Alley Cat Allies (ACA)
Alley Cat Allies (ACA) is a national advocacy organization strictly dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of our feline friends. They were first to introduce and advocate for humane methods of feral cat care. Today, ACA is a leader in the fight for cat protection across our country.
ACA is an advocate fpr cats in many ways. Ending the killing of cats, in shelters and through animal control, producing public service announcements and workshops, and teaching people proper care for their four-legged companions.
Siamese Cat Rescue Center
Specific to the rescue and care of Siamese and Siamese mixed cats, the Siamese Cat Rescue Center has rescued over 11,000 cats with the help of over 500 volunteers across the country. The organization rescues, rehabilitates, and sends the Siamese cats to nurturing and safe homes.
Winn Feline Foundation
This group is the only non-profit funding cat health studies being conducted worldwide. Winn Feline Foundation (WFF) oversees funds dealing with specific cat health problems such as feline heart disease , abdominal and lung cancer, and other breed-specific issues. WFF directs monies donated to those funds for research on specific health concerns.
WFF also has a general research fund that reviews research projects and provides funding to those it feels would have significant impact on feline health.