In California City, a remote rural town about two hours north of Los Angeles, there is a small animal shelter that operates on extremely limited resources. With a very tight budget, staff work hard to look after the animals in their care. Like many community oriented shelters, the facility is heavily reliant on the tireless efforts of volunteers. We decided to help them out and our partners at Cat's Pride delivered in a big way!
Vanilla was rescued from a high-skill shelter in desperate need of medical care. Emaciated from a chronic illness which prevented her jaw from opening and with tumors on her abdomen, she was clinging to life. 7 weeks later she has gained 10lbs, but for all the progress made, unfortunately her tumors have gotten worse and require surgery. However, Vanilla is a dog simply not willing to give up!
When Keaton, a young Shepard mix, initially came into the shelter, he was unable to use his front limb. The shelter staff assumed he had been hit by a car, but shockingly x-rays revealed that Keaton had been shot and the bullet was still in his body. The bullet has shattered the bone and surgeons are now fighting to try and save his leg from amputation.
Cat's Pride is partnering with actress Katherine Heigl and the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation to promote animal welfare. With the launch of their new, best performing lightweight cat litter, Fresh & Light Ultimate Care®, a portion of every sale of Fresh & Light Ultimate Care® cat litter will support our mission to end animal cruelty and suffering.
Never have cats garnered more attention than in the age of social media. The hilarious antics of these cuddly fur balls are the subject of countless photos, videos and memes. But there is hidden dark side behind all of those adorable cats: they have owners who cared enough to chronicle them, while millions of cats do not.