Monday, April 15, 2013

Blog the Change.....

We got to thinking about what we were gonna talk about today...... and then we were all - DUH!! Look around...we are up to our eyeballs in kittens!!!

Blog the Change asks us all four times per year to think about what is going on around us and how to affect change. Today we are going to tell you about two campaigns that we think are making a difference.

Blog the Change

Just One Day was set up to ask shelters across the country for ONE DAY to stop euthanasia and pick up cameras to promote their animals instead. Last year was a huge success and many shelters that we read about on their facebook page that promoted the Just One Day pledge had LINES of people ready and willing to adopt. There were several stories of shelters and rescues that had EMPTY cages by the end of the day. That is a true difference.....  This year it is June 11, 2013. You can go here to read more about the pledge, how to help them promote it and to check your state.  The rescue we support Colony Cats has taken the pledge!!

Photo: Colorado has officially become the state to watch! Over the weekend, it turned Orange on the Just One Day map, and is rapidly heading toward red!

Also - did you know that you can help donate to help make June 11, 2013 the safest day for shelter pets in US history? Just go to 
This is the map as of March 18.

The other thing we want to talk about is a new campaign by Petfinder called I am a Cat Parent.
There all sorts of fun things on the page - an article about cat dads (including Jackson Galaxy), videos about stereotypes, tattoo galleries, articles on just about every thing cat.....

Obviously, our mom IS a cat parent and proud of it!! We think that more people need to realize that shelter and rescue animals aren't broken....they didn't ask to be in shelters....and it doesn't mean they are bad. It means that life happened and this animal - for whatever reason - needs a new home.


  1. I totally wish more pets were adopted via shelters/rescue places! These statistics are pretty grim!

    Take care

  2. We were so pleased to see that two of our area organizations had taken the pledge. Mom will need to see if she can get others on board. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  3. I'd have more if I could afford it. If I had the money, all of it would go to rescued animals. I think I'd be the poorest billionaire on the planet...

  4. Very well said indeed! Adoption is always the life saving option!

  5. Great post. It is so important to get this message out to the public. Have a wonderful day.

  6. All four of us are here in our home because we were in need of one.


  7. Thanks for reminding me about Just One Day - I really hope my state (California) goes purple this year!

  8. We hope more shelters will take up the "Just One Day" pledge! It's a really wonderful initiative!

  9. Wow, those are both great things! I love the shelter idea, what a thought, all the cages empty because of one day!

  10. We wish there were no kitties in shelters and that all had great homes. But in the meantime, we're sure happy there are caring people who take time to help those who have found themselves in one! We also wish everyone would adopt just one more. Go change!! Purrs....

  11. I'm so glad to hear about "Just One Day"--I'll spread the word.

  12. Thanks for raising awareness of Just One Day, I would sure love to see every shelter support and take part in it. Every liife saved is so worth it.


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