Actress and singer, Mandy Moore, has teamed up with Purina Cat Chow for their “Building Better Lives” program, which encourages responsible pet owners to adopt homeless cats and support shelters. Purina Cat Chow is donating funds to cat shelters across the country, but there’s a fun way for social media users to get involved and help raise even more funds.
“Purina’s donating $275,000 to 50 different animal shelters around the country, one in every state,” explained Moore. “And what we’re asking people at home who’ve adopted animals — and cats, more specifically — to do is to share their rescue stories on social media, whether it’s Instagram or Twitter or Facebook, with the hashtag #myrescuestory.”
If 1,500 people use that hashtag, Purina will donate an additional $50,000 to the Petfinder Foundation, which will support even more shelters and adoptions.
Moore has a personal interest in this program as she and her husband, singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, are caregivers to four adopted cats (and two rescued dogs and 3 feral cats). When asked in an interview if she was approaching “crazy cat lady” status, Moore said that as long as pet caregivers are responsible caregivers, there is no limit.
“I want to try to change the connotation of crazy cat lady or crazy animal person, because 3.4 million cats go into animals shelters every year that are homeless,” she said. “If I could, I would have a billion cats running around!”
Let’s find more homes for these cats! Get out there and use #myrescuestory and spread the word!