LEXINGTON, KY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011: Record numbers of abandoned cats coupled with declining animal adoption rates have created an unprecedented need for cat supplies at the Lexington Humane Society. To help meet the needs of the homeless cats, the employees of Lexington Hospital for Cats have decorated a Christmas tree with Cat Angel ornaments. On the back of each ornament is a request for an item needed by the sheltered cats. The human angel that selects the cat angel ornament is then asked to purchase the item and return it to Lexington Hospital for Cats to place under the Angel Cat Tree.
Last year, over 150 pounds of cat food, 600 pounds of cat litter, bowls, beds, blankets, collars, litter boxes, and toys were donated along with just under $600 in cash. This year the need is even greater.
“In tight economic times, it is easy to forget our cats. Cats are not self-sufficient and need to know that they are loved.” said Dr. Alice Mills, veterinarian at Lexington Hospital for Cats. “If you can’t adopt a cat right now, this is the next best way to show them how much you care.”
The donations will be collected from November 21 to December 31 and delivered to the Lexington Humane Society January 3.
About Lexington Hospital for Cats: Established in 1987 as the only veterinary practice limited to cats in Central Kentucky.