Sadness Took This Cat’s Appetite But She Couldn’t Resist The Yummy Food You Funded

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on October 20, 2023

Ellie the cat’s world turned upside down when she suddenly lost her person and home. Illness sent Ellie’s caregiver to a senior living center where she couldn’t follow. Transferred into rescue care and struggling with the changes so quickly put upon her, Ellie’s spirits fell into despair. Her appetite for life and food were lost, too. But the cat lovers of For the Love of the Cats Rescue and Adoption had plenty of options to tempt Ellie thanks to donations you funded.

When you shop with iHeartCats, you’re not just getting cute and quality merchandise. Whether you purchase a cute cat shirt for yourself or supplements for your cat, that cart full of goodies gives compassion. Every purchase you make funds meals for hungry cats.

Good Food to Lift Her Spirits

Through our partnership with Greater Good Charities, we ensure shelter cats receive food and other necessities while waiting for their forever homes. To date, the GOODS Program has delivered over 578 million meals to shelters and rescues nationwide. That’s more than 6,000 truckloads delivered to hungry animals!

And it was these food donations and the variety they provided that got Ellie back to being a royally happy feline after circumstances separated her and her elderly family member. For the Love of Cats shared that poor Ellie was out of sorts when she “didn’t know what was going on and where her human went.”

“She was depressed and not eating.” But now, the rescue shared, “Ellie is doing much better in a foster home where she can be the queen.”

Just like a kitty queen, Ellie first proved to be a “fussy eater.”

“She would only eat Friskies shreds. Now she says nope,” For the Love of Cats said. “We recently received a pallet of Friskies Farm chicken and carrot, and she chomped down the entire can.”

That’s the good your dollars do when you buy from iHeartCats. You give cats struggling to cope the security of a full belly, which can do wonders for a feline.

“The Goods program allows us to concentrate on what we do best, helping cats,” said For the Love of Cats. “The great food we receive like Friskies Farm allows us to spay/neuter and vet more cats.#AmplifyTheGood #GreatGoodCharity.”

When donations cover the food bills, rescues like For the Love of Cats can do more for the kitties we care about so much. So, keep shopping, cat lover, and keep making kitty dreams come true!

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