Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our Homes for Paws Initiative is going strong! Since the beginning of June, we have placed 144 cats and kittens in loving families. These are cats that would not have had a chance at a happy, healthy life without the work of the amazing volunteers at San Diego Cat AdopTion Service and your donations. One incredible cat we rescued, Lucy, has been through enough troubles for a lifetime, and she is not even two years old. Lucy spent the first part of her life in a shelter with one of the highest kill rates in the state; from there she was taken by a woman who turned out to be a hoarder, saving animals from euthenasia only to keep them in cages so small they could not even stand up and turn around. When animal control officers raided the woman's home in May, Lucy was sent to a San Diego County shelter where she remained until October, when Cat AdopTion Service found her and took her in. What is truly astonishing is that despite the enormous challenges and negative environments in which she has spent most of her 22 short months, Lucy has managed to develop and maintain her incredible personality. She is outgoing and affectionate, loves people, and purrs constantly!
Want to make your donations go even farther? Give on a Global Giving Bonus Day! The next Bonus Day is scheduled to start on Oct. 16 at 9:01 PM California time and end Oct 17 at 8:59 PM. During the day, Global Giving will match an extra 30% of your gift (up to $1000). There is a set amount of funding available for the day ($50,000), and once it runs out there is no more matching. So if you're planning to give this month or next, make it during the first part of the bonus day to ensure your gift goes as far as possible. Thank you again for your generosity and love of cats, without your help we could not make such a big difference for so many homeless cats.