On April 9, at its adoption center inside Petco – Union Square, KittyKind distributed 136 bags of Halo Spot’s Stew for Cats to more than 20 Certified TNR Caretakers, as well as to several other local cat rescue groups, including APOs Bronx Tails Cat Rescue and Friendly Ferals. According to KittyKind’s Meredith Ferguson, “This distribution is helping to feed over 1,000 community cats!” She described the food giveaway as “one of the most rewarding opportunities KittyKind has ever had the pleasure of taking part in, and we could not have done it without the help of the Alliance.”How exactly did KittyKind find itself on the receiving end of so much cat food? Emily Abrahamson, one of the founders of KittyKind, is the sister of Lenny Abrahamson, who received a 2016 Best Director Oscar nomination for Room. This year’s Oscar nominees in the top five categories received a gift bag that included a gift certificate from Halo, Freekibble, and GreaterGood for 10,000 bowls of Halo pet food to be donated to the shelter or rescue group of their choice. And, Lenny chose KittyKind, which generously decided to share the windfall.
And the winner is…homeless and community cats across New York City!