With the winter snowfall beginning in Colorado and the upper Midwest, I want to tell you about a black cat named Shadow.
Watching through binoculars, Ben saw the cat he’d nicknamed Shadow walking in the thick snow. He worried about what might happen to Shadow as the snow and cold intensified. He considered calling an animal shelter – but fortunately, Ben called Alley Cat Allies first. He was surprised (like so many cat lovers are) to learn that if Shadow was sent to a shelter, she would likely be killed.
Ben became a neighborhood caregiver – building his own shelter for Shadow. This story has a happy ending, but there are many other cats like Shadow who also need our help. Over the next few months, thousands of people will call us about caring for feral cats in the winter.
To make sure we can help them, we need you now. Our critical end-of-month deadline is approaching, and we have to reach our $71,343.25 goal by midnight October 31 to support our National Cat Help Desk and help cats like Shadow.
Alley Cat Allies is determined to transform the animal shelter system and continue to help cats like Shadow. We’ve improved the lives of millions of cats by providing information to communities and promoting Trap-Neuter-Return. And at our National Cat Help Desk, we help people like Ben every day who have questions about caring for feral cats, especially during the cold winter months.
We’ll only be able to continue that important work with your generous support. This winter is predicted to be much colder than the last, so we need you to make an Emergency Winter Donation right now to make sure we meet this very important goal by midnight October 31. It’s the only way we can be sure we’ll be able to help cats who need us this winter.
The snows are coming, and there’s no time to waste. Please give generously.
Source: Alley Cat Allies