If you’ve bought a pattern from us, you may have noticed a small note on the inside pocket letting you know that a portion of our proceeds go to promote animal welfare. Since I just made our quarterly donation, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about the current organization we’re contributing to.
Everyone who knows me knows that I am a crazy cat lady. I come from a family of kitty-lovers, and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. I love all kinds of animals, but cats have a special place in my heart. They’ve been wonderful companions for my whole life. Basil and Colette*, my two babies pictured above, were feral kittens themselves that we found in a woodpile with their brothers and sisters.
So I’d like to introduce you to Alley Cat Allies, an organization that works to promote the humane treatment of cats, advocates against killing, and campaigns for policies that promote their wellbeing.
* yep, she is the company’s namesake, but she in turn was named after the writer.