Who would have thought a Big Box Store could save some local felines?
from NY Pet Rescue: Larchmont Pet Rescue volunteer ToniAnn Sanin recently placed a call to Home Depot in Port Chester hoping the store might consider donating supplies to build shelters for some of Westchester’s feral cats. Not only did Home Depot’s store manager, Trevor Meinke, agree on the spot to donate the needed materials, he also said they would be delighted to help build the shelters! And that’s just what they did on Sunday, November 2nd at Pet Rescue’s facility in Harrison.
Home Depot’s commitment to working with the community was on full display as Pet Rescue volunteers worked side by side with a large team of Home Depot construction experts. ToniAnn was really touched by the effort made on a brisk and windy Sunday morning to help cats in need, and said the timing was just perfect as the weather turned cold. “Cats are not wild animals, they don’t belong outside, but the reality is there are so many out there. The least we can do is to provide food and shelter for them” said ToniAnn. “For some feral cats there are dedicated people who take care of them, but there are so many others left to fend for themselves. It is extremely generous of Home Depot to dedicate themselves in this way. We are so grateful to them for their support of our Westchester feral cats and the people who care for them.”
The 14 shelters built from Rubbermaid tubs, lumber and straw (donated by Rosedale Nursery of Hawthorne) will provide shelter for about 80 cats. They will be distributed to colonies around Westchester where caregivers bring them food and water on a daily basis.
Pet Rescue does as much as it can to save feral cats and find homes for the friendliest and most social among them. But there are just too many cats that need help, so a partnership like this one with Home Depot is extremely appreciated by Pet Rescue. And homeless Westchester cats!