I've been toying with this idea ever since I set up Ollie's blog, and I think maybe now is the time to get beyond the toying stage and actually set it up and get it started.
Shelter Cat Saturday is the new feature on Ollie's blog. Pretty obviously it's on Saturday, and pretty obviously it's going to be for kitties looking for their forever home.
What I'd like to do is concentrate on black or predominantly black (and we'll include the black torties and dark grey/smoke colors) cats. These cats need to be either in a shelter or rescue group or in a foster home. They can be any age, either sex and any coat length...the main thing is their color.
What I'll need sent to ollie@dh dot gridspace dot net is the following:
(Please put Shelter Cat Saturday in the subject line if you remember.)
A bit of a write up about the cat (if the cat is on Petfinder, a link to his page would be wonderful)
A bit about the shelter/rescue group (if you have adoption restrictions, please be sure and include them.)
If you've currently got more than one black cat, that's cool. I'll post all pictures from one source on the same Saturday. If you get another black cat later that you'd like to have posted, just send it over to me with the information. There's no real limit on the number of times a group or person can submit pictures.
Right now, I expect to do one post per Saturday, but if this idea is popular, and I get a lot of submissions, I may go ahead and increase the number of posts. Just sort of depends on the response.
Also, if one of the black cats gets adopted, shoot me a quick blurb and picture, and I'll be more than happy to post it on Ollie's blog.
And please, feel free to spread the word about what we're doing here. Getting the black cats into permanent, loving homes is the goal. The more people who pass through here, the more possible adoptions we can get. Everyone benefits.
Donna (and Ollie)