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How You Can Help Your Local Cat Shelter ~ #LitterForGood



Today I want to share with you how you can help your local cat shelter with Litter for Good. The photo above of our little "Cross" was shared with the world a few months ago, but don't let that innocent (albeit cute) face fool you, Cross is a mini terror who enjoys terrorizing his fellow siblings, but he's also the love of our lives and we wouldn't trade him for the world. However, he is also NOT the only cat in our household. There is also Stripes (pictured below, who belongs to my eldest), and Kitty.


We have always had a love for cats. I grew up with cats, and living in a small apartment in NY wasn't conducive to a big animal, I also didn't want the burden of walking a pet because working full time, also being a full time student, mother and wife, there really wasn't much time for myself. My kids had been asking for a pet for quite some time and we resolved to get ourselves a cat. I loved the idea of having a cat at home who was independent. If you haven't noticed, cats are like toddlers who pretend they don't need you and can do it all by themselves. Generally that's true until they're hungry (and Cross loves to show us how hungry he is by laying on his food bowl), or need their litter changed.


Speaking of litter, I was recently introduced to Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light Ultimate Care® litter by a friend. Cat's Pride Fresh & Light cat litter has amazing odor control for our multi-cat household. I hate walking into a home and knowing that there's a cat in the house before actually seeing him or her. The low dust is awesome because coughing while pouring your litter is not something that you want to do either, and let's talk about the clumping action. It is off the charts! It makes cleaning their litter box a breeze.


Now my friend knew that I am always willing and able to lend a helping hand to cat shelters, and there was a great reason for her telling me to purchase Cat's Pride Light & Fresh cat litter and I'll soon share that with you...but first, a little back story.  Our first cat Snowflake who lived with us for many years, traveled around the country and made her way to our final duty station here in Colorado, was adopted at the local shelter in New York. She was a constant companion up until the day she passed away right before Madison was a year old. When Madison was born, she wouldn't allow anyone to touch Madison, besides her favorite human Kristal (my oldest daughter) and we would laugh that she was her bodyguard. Madison would pull on her tail and sit on her, and she tolerated it with the patience of an adult realizing that a baby didn't truly understand what she was doing.

There are so many cats in shelters today, and I'm always heartbroken whenever we visit, and while I wish I could adopt them all, unfortunately, it's not possible. However, I can help out in so many other ways and try to do that as much as possible. Here are 3 easy ways you too can support your local cat shelter.


1. Volunteer
Animal shelters are generally understaffed, and if you have ever visited you can see that. They encourage volunteers, even if it's just for an hour or two a week, and it can make a world of a difference. Whatever time you can give, they truly appreciate it. You can contact your local shelter to find out about what opportunities are there for you as a volunteer.

2. Foster
If you can't adopt an animal, but can foster, consider doing so. Not only do you open your home to an animal looking for a home, but you will be providing him/her with the love and attention that they seek until they find their 'furever' home. It's been known that foster pets have a much greater chance of finding such a home because they've been socialized.

3. Donate 
Not only can you donate funds, but you can donate food, toys and even litter to your local cat shelter. Calling your shelter to learn what they need most is always a great idea, but guess what? A cat shelter can never have too much litter.


If you're already a cat owner and can't do any of the above, Cat's Pride has made it even easier for you. After all you're going to need to buy litter for your own cat right?

Cat's Pride has an amazing program called Litter for Good, and it's really simple. With every purchase of the green jug of Cat's Pride Fresh & Light cat litter, Cat's Pride will donate a pound of litter to shelters across the country. I told you it was easy.

You're not only providing your own household and cat with an amazing litter, but you're also helping out other cats nationwide as well. To learn more visit catspride.com/litterforgood.

While on the website, be sure to sign up for the Cat’s Pride® Club to nominate a shelter to receive litter donation. The Cat’s Pride Club offers valuable coupons and incentives throughout the year, as well as updates on the program donations and shelter highlights.


Remember every litter counts!

Annmarie John
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  1. That is such a great initiative. I've never heard of this litter before, and I have no cats, but I do have friends with cats and will buy this litter for them just so one can be donated. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. That is awesome! I love to hear others try and help even if they don't have a cat. It's really the little things that count. Thank you.

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  2. This is so great! I'm a huge animal lover, so I always look for ways that I can give back to those furry friends in need.

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    1. That is great! If you do own a cat then this is one of the best ways to do so since you're not only getting well needed litter for yourself, but those in shelters would get it too.

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  3. I just love this! I have two cats and they both come from a shelter! I do volunteer and donate to shelters when I can. It's so important.

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    1. Awww, I'm so happy to hear that you're a cat lover and do what you can. This is another great way to help as well, and you're right. It is important.

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  4. We don't have cats, but I do find them cute. Maybe someday we will bring one home. But for now, we are going to do our part to donate to the local animal shelter. Those poor fur babies wanting to belong to a family. I will also let my cat-loving friends to choose Cat's Pride Fresh and Light cat litter.

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  5. I love cats as well and I do have 2, which now live with my mother, because I wasn't able to bring them with me when I moved to a new country. I would love to adopt another cat here, and the only thing stopping me is that I am away from home quite a lot.

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  6. I have done a lot of volunteer work with the rescue by me that takes in dogs and cats and it is so rewarding. I don't have cats but this litter donation is very generous.

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  7. These are some lovely ways to help your local shelter. My parents cat is a rescue, she turned up on their doorstep and I took her in as it was raining and she was out there all day. We did all we could to find her owner along with the local shelter but we never found them and she stayed with us.

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  8. What an awesome cause! I would recommend this litter to my friends and family who have cats, and let them know about this.

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  9. I love when companies donate for great causes like this. If I were to have a cat and a litter box, I would love to have a litter that's not dusty.

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  10. You have the most beautiful kitties and I love how you got them from the shelter and not a pet shop. For me when I am able to have my own place I would get cats and dogs as opposed to kittens and puppies as they are less likely to get adopted which breaks my heart. I have definitely been considering finding a shelter near me that I can volunteer at. I really want to be able to do my bit x

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  11. Major animal lover here with 3 cats of my own. I am always looking for ways to help and support animals in my community. This is so important! - Jeanine

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  12. Aside from dogs we also have our own cats at home. And you're totally right about them being independent until they're hungry which is basically all the time. I also promote adoption and I'm glad that you adopt instead of shopping for your fur babies. I think it's awesome to help shelters out and Cat's Pride is doing an amazing job!

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  13. I love cats, but I'm highly allergic. I'm glad that you have give me other ideas for helping, rather than just taking them in my own home.

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  14. We are big fans of shelters and rescues! We have always gotten our pets from rescues! we have an older cat and he was only $20 but we donated $100 to help the shelter. We still have this cat and he is been a joy to have! Great with our kids too!

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  15. Awww you know I never thought about volunteering at a shelter, but that's a great idea. I love animals and I should start donating to them. Thanks for the advice!

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  16. Your cat is simply beautiful! We had boxers so we can't take in a cat right now, but I have thought about maybe getting one when they are no longer with us. My inlaws use Cats's Pride and they are very picky when it comes to their cats, so I know it is a good brand.

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  17. We have a very loved and spoiled cat at home. Oscar is just like your Cross. And I think it's great that you're sharing tips on how to help your local shelter out. They need all the donations and volunteers that they can get. Cat's Pride is worth supporting because of this!

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  18. I really love that they give back. Your kitty is so cute! I wish I wasn't allergic to cats or else I would get one.

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  19. I love this and seriously what a great cause to help with cats at local shelters, too!! :)

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  20. I've never had a cat but have always pondered the idea of getting one! I should look into volunteering at a local shelter to see what it would be like to have a furry companion. Cat's Pride sounds like a great brand, too.

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