NYCFCI Caretakers Receive Free Halo Cat Food from KittyKind

Certified TNR Caretakers and rescue group representatives picked up the bags of Halo Spot's Stew so generiously shared by KittyKind. (Photo by KittyKind)

Certified TNR Caretakers and rescue group representatives picked up the bags of Halo Spot’s Stew so generiously shared by KittyKind. (Photo by KittyKind)

When KittyKind, a non-profit, all-volunteer cat rescue group and Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals Participating Organization (APO), recently became the recipient of 10,000 Halo cat food meals, they decided to give those meals away to as many community cat Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) caretakers as they could. So they turned to the NYC Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI), a key program of the Alliance, for recommendations of deserving recipients. The NYCFCI, according to its Director of Education Kathleen O’Malley, was all too happy to provide KittyKind with a list of some its Certified TNR Caretakers.

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.”

Certified TNR Caretakers and animal rescue groups will use KittyKind's generous cat food donation to feed cats in need. (Photo by KittyKind)

Certified TNR Caretakers and animal rescue groups will use KittyKind’s generous cat food donation to feed cats in need. (Photo by KittyKind)

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!

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