Little Traverse Bay Humane Society to host campaign for shelter cats and kittens

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Lily and Nattie are two cats available for adoption at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, which on Tuesday, Nov. 30, kicks off their Giving Tuesday campaign at the shelter.
Lily and Nattie are two cats available for adoption at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, which on Tuesday, Nov. 30, kicks off their Giving Tuesday campaign at the shelter.

HARBOR SPRINGS — The holidays are here, and so is the shopping season which means advertisements galore prompting individuals to purchase the latest gadgets, clothing or big screen T.V.

However, after Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a day created to encourage families, businesses and communities to give back and to celebrate generosity.

It also serves to remind everyone that the season is more about giving to others and less about discounts online.

Each year, Little Traverse Bay Humane Society provides a safe haven to more than 500 dogs and cats. Every animal is given nutritious food, shelter, medical care and lots of individual love and attention until they can find a family of their own, no matter how long that may take.

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society is a no-kill, nonprofit organization located in Harbor Springs.

Over half of the animals surrendered to Little Traverse Bay Humane Society are cats and kittens. Many of them arrive shy and scared.

This year for Giving Tuesday, the shelter is asking for help to meet their goal of providing a special gift for each and every cat/kitten who arrives there.

The organization hopes to provide each cat with a "ShelterDen" — a special area for them to feel safe and cozy while they wait for their new home. The ShelterDen also doubles as a secure place for cats to sleep and a fun, sturdy place to play once they feel settled.

The boxes are extremely versatile — several of the sides pop out depending on the cat’s comfort level. Shelter staff plan to send each cat’s box with them once they’re adopted so they have someplace where they feel secure in their new home.

The organization’s goal for Giving Tuesday is to raise $800 to provide a ShelterDen to every shelter cat in 2022.

They are asking for donations for their Giving Tuesday campaign, which begins on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

"Giving Tuesday is a great way to give back during the busy holiday season," said Little Traverse Bay Humane Society executive director Danielle Blasko. "A donation of just $10 can provide ShelterDens to four cats, which is huge.

"We are truly hopeful that these boxes will help to provide comfort and security to all of our cats and kittens at the shelter in the coming year.”

Individuals can donate to the organization’s Giving Tuesday campaign by visiting their website at www.ltbhs.com or by calling the shelter directly to make a donation at (231) 347-2396.

This article originally appeared on The Petoskey News-Review: Little Traverse Bay Humane Society to host campaign for shelter cats and kittens

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