You Shopped With Purrpose & Helped This Tripod Kitten Learn To Maneuver Life

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 13, 2023

Birch may be a kitty with a missing paw, but that doesn’t slow him down a bit. He’s a purrfect example of the tenacious will in the kitty cat heart. It may have taken a minute to adjust, but with Mystery’s Haven behind him, nothing will stop him on his quest for forever!

And you were a huge part in helping Birch move forward after an injury claimed his paw because you shop with heart. When you shop with iHeartCats, every single purchase funds donations for felines in need. Whether you purchase a cute cat shirt for yourself or supplements for your cat, that cart full of goodies gives compassion.

Bringing the Goods to Kitties in Need

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!

But it’s not just about the food; the GOODS Program also ensures that rescues and shelters receive other important necessities, including toys. And when kittens and cats have toys to play with and good food to eat while in rescue and foster care, they learn how to be happy and loving felines when they get adopted.

These fun toys from GOODS were also a big part of helping Birch learn how to maneuver life on three legs instead of four. Mystery Haven shared Birch’s tale with iHeartCats, explaining, “Birch came to us with a badly injured paw that had been that way for quite some time.”

The poor little guy had a hard time getting around on the badly damaged foot, and sadly, it couldn’t be saved. The healing was tough and even had Birch feeling kind of down, “but we knew it would be worthwhile for him once he was healed.”

Toys for the Kitten Win

But those doldrums didn’t keep Birch down long because now that he’s healed and adjusted to tripod kitty life, “he climbs the highest cat trees and tackles the widest jumps with no problem!”

“He is such a cool guy and has a one of a kind personality! He loves to wrestle with his good friends Nile and Casper. He is always happy and playing!”

“Thanks to the GOODS Program, Hartz, and 4 Paws Animal Rescue, we were able to provide these fun and enriching toys to all of the sanctuary cats and outreach families! We couldn’t do it without your support!”

And you were a huge part of Birch’s happiness and healing with your commitment to shopping with purrpose. So, keep enjoying some retail therapy and keep giving more felines a chance to find their forever families!

Shop & Give Back!

The following products provide quality food for shelters and rescues, helping them reserve more of their precious funds for medical expenses, supplies, and spreading the word about their adoptable pups and kitties.

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