Local Pet Blogger Gives $2,500 Food Donation to Love-A-Stray Cat Rescue
Avon Lake’s Jaime Smith chooses Love-A–Stray Cat Rescue to receive $2,500 cat food donation from Royal Canin
Here’s a press release about a recent donation ThoughtsFurPaws.com made (comments from me inserted in places):
Jaime Lynn Smith, blogger at ThoughtsFurPaws.com, recently chose Avon Lake’s Love-A-Stray Animal Rescueto receive a $2,500 cat food donation from Royal Canin. Smith is
an active advocate and volunteer for animal welfare. Her blog, ThoughtsFurPaws.com, shares personal stories to educate, advocate, and help her readers learn more about animals and their well-being. Smith recently participated in a program with pet food company Royal Canin that gave her the opportunity to donate 100 bags of Royal Canin’s new SPAYED/NEUTERED cat food – formulated specially for the nutritional needs of spayed and neutered cats, like those at Love-A-Stray – to the rescue organization of her choice.
“We’re a volunteer-run organization and generosity like this is what makes our mission possible,” said Ellen L Quimper, founder of Love-A-Stray.
“Jaime is an amazing advocate for animal rescue. We’re so happy to have her support, as well that of Royal Canin. The 100 bags of cat food will fuel our shelter for months, keeping our foster cats well-fed and healthy until they are adopted into their forever homes.”
When the donation was made, Quimper said and showed me how the rescue was down to just two bags of dry cat food…
In addition to the product donation to Love-A-Stray to feed its adoptable rescue cats, Royal Canin also recently made a $25,000 donation to American Humane Association in support of feline health research. You can learn more about Royal Canin and the science behind its new SPAYED/NEUTERED cat food at www.royalcanin.us or on Smith’s pet blog at www.thoughtsfurpaws.com.
“I started blogging simply to share my passion for pets,” said Jaime Smith. “It’s amazing to be able to take what started as a hobby and use it to truly make a difference in the lives of animals. Royal Canin’s support and interest in my cause is helping me feed shelter cats and help a great local rescue organization. That’s an amazing feeling!”
In addition to the food donation, you are all aware that I won the Petties Award from Dogtime.com. Hence, I gave the $1,000 donation I received to the same shelter – Love A Stray Cat Rescue. The money was desperately needed and immediately went toward paying off vet bills. Love A Stray is an amazing organization that I volunteer with and will continue to support for the rest of my life.
When I arrived at Love A Stray to see the food and help take it out of the barn into the catteries, Quimper and numerous volunteers were there to help carry the big boxes of Royal Canin cat food down to the main area. Excited and grateful, speechless yet thoughtful, giddy and giggling, Quimper and the volunteers helped me take 100 boxes of kitten and cat food to the catteries where hundreds of cats awaited new food.
About Love-A-Stray Animal Rescue:
Love- A-Stray Animal Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization located in Avon, Ohio. The organization actively promotes spaying and neutering of companion animals and tries to place adoptable animals into permanent homes. Its mission is to end the pet overpopulation problem through low-cost spaying and neutering programs and by educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering animals. Volunteers help Love–A– Stray by housing homeless animals in foster homes, until adopted.
I urge you to visit the Petfinder and Facebook pages for Love A Stray and help however you can. Right now they are in desperate need of cleaning supplies like detergent and bleach wipes…
About Royal Canin USA
Royal Canin USA is a forerunner of nutritional and technological advancement in dog and cat food. With more than 40 years of experience in the animal health and nutrition industry, the company prides itself on putting knowledge and respect for the animal first. Royal Canin collaborates with nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world on impartial and relevant research to ensure dogs and cats receive the best nutrition.