Two-day cat food drive to help feed homeless cats in Boston
Boston, MA –The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) will host a Cat Food Drive on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, to provide food for the homeless cats of Boston. The ARL will take donations of unopened wet or dry cat food from 9 am to 3:30 pm both days in the lobby of the organization’s Boston headquarters located at 10 Chandler Street in the South End.
The cat food drive marks the start of the ARL’s “Home for the Holidays” community outreach campaign to encourage adoption and support for animals in need during the holidays. All donations of cat food will defray the food cost associated with the on-going care of homeless cats in the community.
“Every day, dedicated feral cat community caretakers feed multiple cats living in areas around the city—often at their own expense,” explains Maryann Regan, director of shelter operations at the ARL.
Regan says cat food donations will go to feral cat caretakers in Boston, as well as ARL foster volunteers who provide one-on-one care to cats recovering from surgery or re-acclimating to life in a home prior to adoption.
While supplies last, everyone who donates food during the cat food drive will receive their choice of a dog or cat pet emergency backpack as a special thank you from the ARL.
WHAT: Cat Food Drive
WHEN: Saturday November 22 and Sunday November 23, 9 am to 3:30 pm
For more information about Cat Food Bank Day, visit arlboston.org.
About the Animal Rescue League of Boston
Founded in 1899, the ARL is dedicated to rescuing domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect. In 2013, the ARL served over 14,000 individual animals through our shelters in Boston, Brewster, and Dedham, and our law enforcement, rescue, and veterinary services. The ARL receives no government funding and relies solely on the generosity of supporters to help animals in need. Visit arlboston.org for more information.