Organization Issues Call for Food Donations so Outdoor Cats Eat Well at Thanksgiving-time, too
BOSTON, Nov. 14, 2019 – More than 3,000 cats took refuge at the MSPCA-Angell’s three animal care and adoption centers this year before being placed into loving homes, a statistic that brings smiles to every shelter staffer who works tirelessly to make these life-changing matches for cats and people.
But so many more cats, those living under porches and sheds, or huddling in Boston’s alleyways—who are no less deserving of our collective compassion—rely on an army of unsung human heroes to provide them enough food to survive the long cold winter.
Catsgiving for Every Cat!
To help this population of outdoor cats, the MSPCA is asking for donations of wet or dry cat food during a special Catsgiving food drive that starts Friday, Nov. 15 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 24.
Food can be dropped off at the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center during open hours, or at the Mandarin Oriental hotel at 776 Boylston Street in Boston.
All of the food will be distributed to the dozens of local caretakers who feed and otherwise look after outdoor cats across the city, as well as to families struggling to afford pet food during the Holiday season.
“Every year around this time people ask us what they can do to make life safer and more comfortable for outdoor cats living in their communities, and donations of unopened wet and dry food is the single most important way to help this vulnerable feline population,” said Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs at the MSPCA-Angell.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to donate, and we pledge to get this food directly into the hands of the many caretakers in our community who tend to outdoor cats,” he added.