The MEOW Foundation, a cat rescue group based in Calgary, collected food, litter and cleaning supplies with the goal to “fill the van” with essential items for its adoption centre during a donation drive event on Saturday.
“We’re trying to replenish food and supplies for our adoption centre that we and the cats badly need,” said Rachel Nadler, a communications specialist at the MEOW Foundation.
“The Christmas season is the season of giving, and this is just one of many opportunities for people to connect with MEOW and support us and support the cats.”
The foundation said it has taken in almost 800 cats and finalized almost 750 adoptions so far in 2021. MEOW has about 200 cats in its care now, Nadler said.
“They have a variety of dietary needs — some of them need prescription food — so any support that we can get from the community is so appreciated,” Nadler said. “We also need supplies for our adoption centre like bleach, laundry soap, dish soap, paper towels — things like that, that go a long way.”
The same event is happening on Dec. 4 at Paws Pet Food, located at 8403 Elbow Drive S.W.