Helping Shelter Cats with the Litter for Good Program – and a Giveaway!

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Cat's Pride Litter for Good Program helps change the lives of shelter cats
Learn about the Cat’s Pride Litter for Good Program

Our family has a special love for cats. On several occasions, I’ve written about our five purrfectly pawsome kitties! Yes, I went there. It’s a terrible pun, and you can beat me with a wet noodle later. But, lousy puns aside, we do adore our fabulous felines. David and I passed that love on to our children, one of whom adopted a kitten for an emotional support animal about a year ago.  Daniel regularly brings Dust to our house, so we routinely have six little leopards checking out their domicile. They liked it, so they stayed quite a while. They aren’t purebreds, but each is still special – and they are all rescue cats, but two are rescued from animal shelters. I’ve partnered with Cat’s Pride Cat Litter to share their “tails.” (Yeah – I did it again. It never gets old).

Dust and Buttons – Our Shelter Cats

We adopted two of our cats from shelters. During my son’s first attempt to live independently, he selected the inquisitive striped tabby from a shelter in Iowa. Daniel wasn’t doing well on his own and needed help moving back home. We drove all the way to Iowa to pick up him and his kitten. He rode in my lap, quietly watching passing traffic the entire trip.  He’s always up to mischief. Button’s curious nature gets him into trouble sometimes. This past Christmas, I had a Holiday Carousel (a gift from my grandmother) sitting on a tablecloth on the bar. Buttons dragged the entire display onto the floor and shattered it. However, he felt terrible. I know he did. He sat and watched David fix it for a full hour.

But, when Daniel found his own place again more recently, Buttons had bonded so well with our cats and David that we were concerned about his well-being if separated. So Daniel (who has Asperger’s) received permission to get an emotional support animal. We moved to Florida since he adopted Buttons, so Daniel paid a visit to the Pensacola Humane Society, a local no-kill shelter. Daniel selected Dust – a powder gray female tabby. She’s playful and fiercely independent. Dust’s not allowed outside unless she’s on a leash. If Daniel has overslept their morning walk, she wakes him with the leash in her mouth.

Cat’s Pride and Shelter Cats

Ollie thinks the Cat's Pride Litter for Good program is pretty nifty!
Ollie thinks the Cat’s Pride Litter for Good program is pretty nifty!

Ok. I don’t enjoy changing cat litter. Five cats (plus a guest) means I find myself cleaning it two times a day, but Cat’s Pride is changing litter for good! Right now, for every person that purchases a green jug of Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Cat Litter through the Litter for Good Program, Cat’s Pride donates one pound to nationwide shelters.

Be sure to log-in and nominate your favorite shelter. I chose the Pensacola Humane Society because they are a no-kill shelter and were helpful when Daniel was selecting a companion kitty that he meshed with.

Cat’s Pride recognizes that shelters need programs like this. Receiving much-needed free kitty litter allows shelters to spend money on other programs such as low-cost spay/neuter clinics or to spend money on advertising adoption campaigns. It could also free up funds enabling shelters to house more kitties until adoption day!

Cat’s Pride set aggressive goals, too! They intend to donate 5 million pounds of cat litter to shelters in 2018. Furthermore, they plan to grant 20 million pounds by 2020. That’s just two years away, so help your local shelters and look for the green jug!

Cat’s Pride Cat Litter Giveaway!

Chief poses on a jug of Cat's Pride Cat litter. Of course, I missed him loving all the over the container like it contained treats or something!
Chief poses on a jug of Cat’s Pride Cat litter. Of course, I missed him loving all the over the container like it contained treats or something!

Oh! And did I mention that Cat’s Pride will be giving five lucky TaylorLife followers a green jug of Cat’s Pride Fresh and Light Cat Litter! Plus, when you benefit, my shelter benefits! For every pound of litter won in this giveaway, Cat’s Pride is donating 3 pounds to the Pensacola Humane Society. Since February is Responsible Pet Owner’s month, I thought it would be fitting to launch this giveaway – and have it end in two weeks. Just follow the instructions. Cat’s Pride is entirely responsible for prize fulfillment.
Cat’s Pride Cat Litter Giveaway

Looking for an easy way to help shelter cats in your area? The Litter for Good program donates litter to nationwide animal shelters with every jug purchased.  #LitterForGood #ILoveCats
Looking for an easy way to help shelter cats in your area? The Litter for Good program donates litter to nationwide animal shelters with every jug purchased.
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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.


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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

58 Comments

  • Jean Fischer

    February 19, 2018 - 5:21 pm

    My little fat kitten Budweiser, who would ride in the car with me, and sit on my shoulder

  • Heather D

    February 19, 2018 - 12:47 pm

    My best friend ever “picked” me when I was a baby and we grew up together. I still miss him.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 19, 2018 - 4:14 pm

      My children’s first cat grew up with them, too. I bottle-fed her when they were toddlers. She died when she was almost twenty. It was the hardest furbaby I’ve ever said goodbye to.

  • kim brooks

    February 18, 2018 - 9:16 pm

    my baby boy binx had him for 13 years named him after my favorite halloween movie hocus pocus. he was such a loving boy who loved cuddles and treats and playing

  • Richard Hicks

    February 17, 2018 - 6:39 pm

    I have two rescues that are sisters. Now they are 11 yo and a joy

  • Tracy Shafer

    February 17, 2018 - 4:58 pm

    My cat Lily…she is the sweetest most loving girl. She is 7 this year, and is the neediest little thing..heaven forbid you stop paying attention to her…

  • Lilly Adzler

    February 17, 2018 - 12:41 pm

    My newest cat, Miss Mango, was adopted from a pet store. Someone left her at the store with a box of kittens. Poor girl! She is a very sweet, loving cat and I fell in love with her when I saw her.

  • Chris L

    February 16, 2018 - 8:49 pm

    We have 3 cats and 2 dogs but my favorite is our dwarf bunny. He is just the fluffiest , cutest little guy.

  • Edye

    February 16, 2018 - 8:01 pm

    I remember when I got my dog “Piper” from the shelter. She is so amazing!

  • Jacob

    February 16, 2018 - 8:54 am

    I have 3 cats that came from the shelter. We originally wanted a single kitten but there were three together in the same litter and we didn’t want to separate them. We have now had them for 13 years and glad they are still together

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:10 pm

      3 of our cats are from the same litter, too! They love each other and I’m glad we didn’t separate them.

  • Hanna D.

    February 15, 2018 - 11:34 pm

    I grew up with an orange tabby cat named, Ginger. My brother and I loved Ginger, she was spirited.

  • Carly S

    February 15, 2018 - 8:38 pm

    I had a wonderful cat who loved me dearly (and who I loved back sooo much). She would bring me gifts each day and leave them outside my bedroom door in the morning. Gifts included socks, hair elastics, pieces of paper, cat toys, and one time a bill of money! She was a darling.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:11 pm

      I want a cat that brings me money! Seriously, though, she sounds like she loved you.

  • Amanda Eagan

    February 15, 2018 - 7:26 pm

    My best animal friend was my first rescue doggie- a pug named B.B. she was a tied out dog previously and I taught her everything about being a dog. Because of her, I have since grown to love animals and I now have 2 more rescue dogs and cat. She has since passed, but she made such an impact on me.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:12 pm

      I am glad you found each other.

  • Natalie

    February 15, 2018 - 6:25 pm

    My favorite companion I ever had was my standard poodle growing up named Dallas. He helped me when my parents were getting a nasty divorce.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:12 pm

      Isn’t it amazing how animals can sense our trauma?

  • Emily Ann Benzing

    February 15, 2018 - 6:09 pm

    When I was very young, my brother brought home a tiny little kitten who almost got ran over by a car in the street. We named him Boots and he automatically became very attached to me. He always laid with me, let me pick him up and do whatever with him, followed me around everywhere – he was my cat throughout my entire childhood. Since he passed, I’ve never found a cat like him. There hasn’t been a cat super attached to me like he was. He was really my best friend and my angel.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:13 pm

      Aww! Sounds like a special friend.

  • Monique Rizzo

    February 15, 2018 - 5:55 pm

    My Dachshund Heidi. As a child she slept with me every night and waited for me at the bus stop!

  • Chrystal D

    February 15, 2018 - 5:28 pm

    A neighbor brought a new kitten over to my place years back. She was only a few weeks old. I had to bottle feed her, the whole thing. My Shepherd & Pit LOVED that little kitten! They were like her mom & dad. She would sleep in between the 2 of those monsters. It was SO cute!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 16, 2018 - 1:14 pm

      I had a cat that I had to bottle feed. She lived for 20 years and grew up with my kids. I would love to see a photo of your kitten sleeping with a pit and shepherd! Tell you what, I bet she was the safest cat on the planet.

  • nyfoodhistorian

    February 15, 2018 - 4:43 pm

    I am owned by two cats, Fred and Ginger, but it’s Fred that has me under his furry paw- he sleeps on my feet and gets me up at 4am SHARP every morning so I can fix the cats’ breakfast.

  • Tari Lawson

    February 15, 2018 - 4:20 pm

    Probably my most special pet was a dog named Lady. I found her wandering the streets and made her follow me home. I asked my mom if I could keep her and she said if the owner couldn’t be found, then yes. Unfortunately a friend of mine knew the owner. The dog was actually his brothers and was left for him to care for so he agreed to let us keep her. He name was princess, but she seemed to like Lady so we kept that. She was my best friend. She slept in my room with me and my guinea pigs. She loved them as much as she loved me. She was especially fond of the male and would lay with him when I would let him out to run around. When he passed away, Lady refused to sleep in my room anymore.

  • ELIZABETH C.

    February 15, 2018 - 1:34 pm

    One of my friends asked me to cat sit while she went out of town for 2 weeks for her job. It’s been 4 years & I still have the cat. Due to her job, she decided to move there. Fluffy is now a part of my family! We LOVE her !!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:57 pm

      Aww! I’m glad she found a home with you.

  • Stephanie Phelps

    February 15, 2018 - 1:24 pm

    My favorite companion I ever had was my little doggie Dunkin. He was only about 3 pounds but he would smile at me and cuddle with me in the covers!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:57 pm

      My cats like to do that – but they are bigger than 3 pounds! What a tiny little bundle.

  • GENA BENNETT

    February 15, 2018 - 11:58 am

    I have so many great stories about our kitties! But the one that keeps me laughing every time I think of it is when my Mother and I put sweaters on My cat Hamlet, and her cat Bella for the first time. Hamlet started walking around the house backwards, as if trying to “back-out” of the sweater, and Bella dropped to the floor like a fainting goat, with all four paws in the air and wouldn’t move until we took the sweater off of her!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:58 pm

      You so should have video’d that! You would have been a YouTube millionaire.

  • Alexandra Y

    February 15, 2018 - 11:40 am

    My first kitty Angel I got when I was in first grade.

  • Lynne T

    February 15, 2018 - 9:34 am

    I currently have two rescue kitties. The oldest is 9 and I rescued her when I found her in my front yard at age 5 weeks. She was very sick and I nursed her back to health. She’s been a very loving companion ever since. The youngest is 20 months old and I adopted her from a rescue group last year when she was 9 months old. I call her my little snuggle bunny because she loves to curl up on my pillow at night and sleep with her face pressed against mine.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:59 pm

      Aww! I love strays and rescues. They seem to make the best companions. I think they appreciate what we did for them – but I’ve been told I anthropomorphize animals too much.

  • Saidah

    February 15, 2018 - 6:32 am

    This is such a sweet thing to do. I had so many cats growing up. They make great pets.

  • Cynthia C

    February 15, 2018 - 6:29 am

    My cat snuggles with me and keeps me company. She is just the sweetest!

  • Aaron

    February 15, 2018 - 3:43 am

    Muffin shared my childhood.

  • Elizabeth E

    February 14, 2018 - 8:07 pm

    I currently have two cats and love them dearly. Their names are Babsy (girl) and Bubsy (boy). They were rescue kitties!

  • dana beatty

    February 14, 2018 - 8:03 pm

    I can’t pick ONE when they’re all so special to me … but perhaps the first one I bonded with was Cinderella – my teenage peek-a-poo dog who taught me unconditional love

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 2:01 pm

      Yesh! I had a hard time picking a favorite. I loved many cats and dogs over the years. Even some ferrets – and a chicken. I’m an odd duck. Ok – I didn’t love the chicken, but she left a lasting impression.

  • Melanie Bolin

    February 14, 2018 - 7:35 pm

    I have 3 children and they all have their pets. My daughter asked what I wanted for my birthday… I said a Maine Coon cat would be neat, but she would be ALL MINE. I looked online and there was ONE that had been posted a few hours prior. That is my big black Stella Rue. Man, I love this cat, she has style, class, and sass like no other <3

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 7:43 pm

      Main Coons are very cool cats – and so big! My SIL’s step-daughter had one.

  • Tracie B Threadford

    February 14, 2018 - 4:33 pm

    Those are such cute, adorable kitties! I don’t have any pets but growing up I had a little stray cat. She was my best friend as I was an only child.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 4:48 pm

      I’ve had a lot of strays. Ollie was a stray (the one nosing the canister). He jumped out of our garbage can. Buttons may be David’s cat – but Ollie is mine.

  • Heather Kraus

    February 14, 2018 - 4:23 pm

    What a great program. We have always gotten our dogs through a shelter and they have been awesome. We prefer shelter pets.

  • Ruth Epstein

    February 14, 2018 - 4:13 pm

    I love reading about what cats have today as when I lived in Israel over 20 years ago I had 3 cats, all rescue, but it was a nightmare with the kitty litter as it was not as good as what you have today. Good luck to all those that are entering the give away

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 5:01 pm

      Yeah – the technology has come a long way!

  • Barbara

    February 14, 2018 - 4:13 pm

    My favorite is Snotty – she is the first cat I’ve ever had.
    thank you
    Barbara Montag

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 5:02 pm

      I am going to be laughing over that name for a long time!

  • Nichole

    February 14, 2018 - 2:26 pm

    What a fantastic program! Kudos to Cat’s Pride! I love when brands give back!

  • Lisa Sheldon

    February 14, 2018 - 11:21 am

    My dog Midnight. He was a rescue that was afraid of everything. After a lot of love he has really come around. Midnight is very pampered and is such a sweet boy

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 12:18 pm

      It’s amazing how a good home can change a whole outlook on life – for people and animals.

  • Adrienne Gordon

    February 14, 2018 - 11:03 am

    Our current dog is the most faithful, sweetest dog we’ve ever had.

  • susan smoaks

    February 14, 2018 - 10:58 am

    my dog lady is my best friend. we got her from a shelter about 4 years ago. she is the best companion.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm

      They have wonderful loyalty – and unmatched love.

  • KB

    February 14, 2018 - 10:55 am

    I have 3 cats 2 of which I got because their mother was a stray that I seen get hit and killed by a truck one the neighbors moved and just left and 2 dogs adopted from the shelter I love all my babies and I am a huge animal activist

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm

      Awesome! I know they all appreciate what you’ve done. I cannot imagine just abandoning pets like that.

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