Colony Cats is an all-volunteer non-profit organization located in Columbus, Ohio. Through public education, spay/neuter programs, and adoptions, Colony Cats aims to reduce cat overpopulation in their region. Since 2002, they have spayed and neutered close to 19,000 cats and dogs and have adopted out more than 15,000 pets. The shelter provides assistance to those who care for homeless cats. They offer trap-neuter-release services, food, veterinary care, and educational resources. They also maintain a network of foster homes to provide loving care for their adoptable animals.
Random Acts Senior HR Coordinator Bethany Burke fosters kittens for Colony Cats. She has seen the large number of cats they house and the sheer volume of supplies required for their care. “I knew I wanted to do something for Colony Cats,” Bethany said, “so I coordinated with Mona and Meg [shelter coordinators] to find out what they needed most desperately.” Food and litter both get used up quickly at the shelter, so they were at the top of the list. Bethany got to work making online pick-up orders with three different pet stores to supply the amount of food and litter she intended to purchase. She ended up purchasing 400 pounds of cat litter, a large supply of milk replacement, and additional food.
With the help of her husband, Bethany dropped off all 400 pounds of cat litter and food supplies to Colony Cats. The staff at the shelter were delighted by the substantial amount being donated. “I felt really happy about it,” Bethany said, post-act. “I like to be able to provide for people and give them what they need to succeed…having Random Acts’ support in doing that really magnified the feeling of good.”
If you would like to learn more about Colony Cats or make a donation, please visit their website. Random Acts Regional Representatives would love to help you find similar opportunities in your community! As always, thank you for supporting our mission to spread kindness and compassion!