Barrie Cat Lovers answer animal shelters plea for help

Dozens of boxes of food donated to Furry Friends Animal Shelter when they asked for help

A Barrie animal shelter says they are overjoyed by the generosity they get from the community.

In early January, Furry Friends, a cat shelter in Barrie, put out a plea on Facebook asking for cat food.

They had a large influx of pregnant mommas and kittens, and with food specifically for kittens running drastically low, the shelter turned to Facebook for help.

The Furry Friends Facebook group has over nine thousand followers, and people jumped at the opportunity to help. The shelter has a wish list on Amazon, and a canada helps page set up to receive monetary donations.

A few days later, an extremely impressed delivery driver unloaded sixty-seven boxes filled with food and pet supplies.

One member wrote, “We are SO lucky and SO thankful to have a community full of compassionate, generous, BEAUTIFUL cat-lovers like you who come to our aid when we need it the most!”

Mark Adams, a member of Furry Friends, says they rely on donations from the community. “We don’t get any government funding, so any donation we get is a huge help.”

Adams explains, “last year’s operating cost was $313 thousand, with $ 253 going to veterinary costs.”

Adams says today’s Betty White challenge will impact animal shelters everywhere. They saw monetary donations start coming in last week in honour of the challenge.

Donations can be made to Furry Friends at canadahelps

image courtesy of Furry Friends Via facebook

feature image courtesy of furry friends via facebook