Take a ‘Cat Ear Selfie’ to support homeless felines

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Friends, it’s time to channel your inner-Ariana Grande and throw on a cat headband.

June is ‘Cat Awareness Month’ in our province, and the BC SPCA is asking animal lovers to don cat ears and snap selfies as a lighthearted show of support.

You can pick up the cat ears from your local SPCA branch or their online store. They only cost $2! Then snap pictures of yourself wearing them and share them on social media the week of June 3 with the hashtag #MillionActs and #catsareeverywhere.

Sharing the message about cat overpopulation in B.C. (SPCA)

Sharing the message about cat overpopulation in B.C. (SPCA)

The initiative is designed to raise awareness about B.C.’s cat overpopulation issue, a problem that seems to be the worst in the spring.

Community manager Lorie Chortyk says three-quarters of all kittens born outside will die before their first birthday, because of things like exposure to the elements and animal attacks.

“There are still too many cats and not enough homes for all of them. If they’re abandoned or left outside to roam, they will reproduce. Pet guardians must realize that they can actually save lives by having their cat spayed or neutered,” she says.

The cat selfie push is part of the agency’s Million Acts of Kindness, a yearlong initiative devoted to promoting acts of compassion towards animals. Check out the website millionacts.ca to learn more.

Cuties donning the cat ears for a good cause (Kristina Matisic)

Cuties donning the cat ears for a good cause (Kristina Matisic)

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Darcy Matheson is the founder of PetFundr, a crowdfunding site for animal welfare projects. Her first book, "Greening Your Pet Care," is available on Amazon and in major book and pet stores.
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