Company Offering 30 Days Of Free Cat Food For Anyone Willing To Foster Cats During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelters need fosters to help shelter dogs and cats during the coronavirus pandemic, especially as quarantine measures force staff, volunteers, and would-be adopters to stay home. Many people have heeded the call, according to Bloomberg News, which reported a 10-fold increase in animal adoptions over the past few weeks.

Other people might like to help, but worry fostering is too expensive. This concern only grows for workers anticipating layoffs and other financial uncertainly as the economy slows to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Photo: Smalls

That’s why one cat food company, Smalls, has offered to provide 30 days-worth of free cat food for anybody willing to foster a cat or kitten during the pandemic. “If you are able to foster a cat during this time, we’re here for you,” the brand explained on Instagram.

“Being a short-term foster to a cat in need is a great way to help while staying safe at home (and the kitty cuddles are a solid bonus). Smalls is proud to sponsor new cat foster families with 30-days of human-grade nutrition, care, and play products,” they wrote.

The offer is especially prescient because we’re on the cusp of “kitten season,” during which U.S. shelters are swamped with an influx of homeless kittens – pandemic or no — during spring and summer months. This annual surge of baby strays won’t stop simply because the rest of the world is in various stages of lockdown.

“If, like us, you’re practicing social distancing and looking for ways to be connected with the cat community, there are a few ways you can stay involved,” the company explained on Instagram. “Now is a time when volunteer-led organizations need our help the most—especially shelters.” ⁠⠀

Please message Smalls directly or email if you’d like to apply for this life-saving offer. If you still aren’t able to foster, please consider making a donation to support your local animal shelter during this difficult time.

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J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.
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