Friday, April 11, 2014

June Is Adopt A Cat Month

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a crazy cat lady.  I feel no shame, and actually proudly proclaim my title.  I love cats.  Always have.  Always will.  We currently have four cats (Howard, Milo, Frankie, and Tara) which seems to be our limit for the moment.  All four of them are rescues, and I like to think that we’re giving them all a pretty good life. 

Unfortunately, not all cats who wind up in shelters are as fortunate as our quirky quartet. 2012 statistics show that 70% of cats in shelters are euthanized.  That number is really high, and really scary, especially when you think about the fact that so many of those cats are perfectly healthy, adoptable cats.  There just wasn’t a place for them. 
Fortunately, June is Adopt A Cat Month!   A month all about adopting your very own feline companion or two!  Shelters are full of cats and kittens of all ages, colors, and personalities just waiting for their very own homes. 
Marta - a cat we fostered
In honor of June being Adopt A Cat Month, I am planning to give my blog over to cats for the entire month of June, and I’m hoping for your help and participation.  I’m also offering a prize to encourage participation and further help the kitties.  I want to feature rescues and shelters, and maybe some stories of rescued cats, and I’m looking for guest posts to do this.  Is there a cat in your local shelter who has been there too long?  Is your shelter trying to raise money to build/expand/improve their cat area?  Are you a rescue looking for volunteers for transports, foster homes, etc.?  Are you trying to place a special needs cat?  Does your area have a spay/neuter program in place for cats?  Are you a rescuer who has found an effective way to make the shelter/adoption process less stressful for cats?  I’d love to have your blog post on it.
Here are the rules:
1.       Absolutely NO cats and/or kittens for sale, NOTHING from breeders.  I am a FIRM believer in “adopt don’t shop”!
2.       You must send a link for the shelter or rescue the cat is from or that the story is about.  The link will be included in the post.
3.       Please include a link to Sweet Tea Reads on your regular blog, (you’re not required to have a blog to participate) if you have one, on the day that your post is scheduled to appear. 
4.       All posts and pictures must be received by Friday, May 23, 2014.  Please send them to  Once I get them all scheduled I will email you with the date that your post will appear.  I cannot guarantee the acceptance of all posts, but I will respond to all entries, and post updates as to the number of spaces left, etc. 
5.  Please keep an eye on your guest post to respond to comments and any questions about your cat, shelter, etc.  You're in a better position to answer specific questions than I am.  
Let’s use the power of Blogger for the good of cats during the month of June.  Maybe, with a little luck, we can get the right cat (cats) seen by the right person (people).  Crazy cat people unite! 
Now, on to the prize.  Every rescue or shelter (must be a non-profit organization) featured in a post will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 donation from me.  Multiple posts featuring the same place will result in multiple entries.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. 

Please be patient with me, as this will be my first experience with guest posts.  If something isn’t clear or just doesn’t make sense, please ask in the comments, and I’ll do my best to improve things.  Let’s keep this fun and in the spirit of helping cats. 


  1. This is so sweet of you! It's sad to read that all those cats in shelters never find homes. Your kitties are adorable! The world needs more cat ladies like you. :)

  2. Very nice post. So sad to think about the cats with no homes. I hope you are successful through the month of June. Good luck!

  3. Good luck for June. I'm a cat person too, but I have to limit myself to one due to finance and the fact that Ythran, my cat, is now getting old and doesn't play well with others. He does however get on very well with our dog, Nemo, who adores and obeys Ythran and thinks he's a cat too, despite being a very large white German Shepherd.
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  4. I love cats, hubby doesn't. No real room for pets in our apartment anyway. Hope your blog inspires lots of people to adopt one though.

  5. I too am a carer for four rescue cats and visiting from the A to Z Challenge. What a wonderful idea making June Adopt a Cat month - good luck for this and I will be stopping by again.

  6. I've owned a number of cats, all rescue cats in the US, but Egypt (where I live now) doesn't have places like that. There are a lot of feral cats here, and feral packs of dogs, too. It's sad, but expected that 3rd world people would have different priorities.

  7. I hope you get loads and loads of guest posts for June. It's a fantastic cause you're supporting. We have three rescue kitties ourselves. They sure keep life interesting ;)

  8. What an awesome idea. I agree that rescues are the best way to put a new furry friend into the family.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  9. A very motivated idea Danielle. That's true networking and I hope you get a lot of responses. Is Tara the princess in the family?

  10. Good for you with Rescue Cats and for stepping out in support of June's Adopt A Cat campaign. Good luck with your Blog for Cats month.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  11. I would never have guessed that this was your J post, but I should have figured out it had to do something with cats :)

    Wonderful idea! I might know of someone that I will refer to your blog who might be interested in writing a post for you. She helped me with some ideas on what to do with the overpopulation of cats we had in our neighborhood and told me about the TNR program to look into. I'm rushed today and through the weekend, so I probably won't have time to make contact with her until early next week, but will see if she's interested in writing something for you.

    Great project! Looking forward to reading your posts in June. Unfortunately, as much as I might want to adopt a cat, you know who prevents me from doing so :)


  12. I can't imagine buying a pet when there are so many wonderful animals in shelters waiting for homes.

  13. I have always been a cat lady to, and I look forward to the stories you will be featuring here in June. Irina was a stray cat I adopted last year, and I do talk about her a lot on my blog.

  14. Thank you for visiting us on Life with Ragdolls, it's great to met you. What a great thing you're doing for all of those homeless kitties, good luck. As for the "don't shop adopt" thing, well I adopted 2 female cats from a shelter in 2006; but I also purchased 2 Ragdoll cats in 2012, there is also many purebred cats and dogs in need of loving homes who were abused and whatnot, my Ragdolls's mom was a rescue cat who was abused and neglected, until my Ragdolls's breeder came in to adopt their mom.

    Take care.

  15. That's so awesome that you're doing this to help the kitties. While I'm actually more of a crazy dog lady, I do love cats, too, and I'm currently the servant to a handsome yellow tabby.

    Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,

  16. It's great that you are helping out the rescues and kitties :) It is kitten season and they will need all of the help they can get.

  17. I love cats, but I'm wildly allergic to them. My kids and I found a stray and adopted her (took her for shots and so on) and then realized that my older son had inherited my allergies. That cat lives with a friend now. I've never bought a cat or dog - they always come form shelters or running loose.


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