the warmer months mark “Kitten Season,” that time of year when thousands of newly born kittens overwhelm shelters and rescues alike. year after year, cities with warmer climates are hit hardest, stretching many shelters’ resources to the limit. it was something we kept in mind when we selected our June sWheat Shares™ partner: Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption!
located about half-an-hour northwest of Atlanta in Smyrna, Georgia, Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption (APRA) is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into safe and loving forever homes.
started in 2000 out of the home of Judy Price, a generous Atlanta pet welfare advocate, APRA began by sheltering rescues and strays and hosting adoption events at places like PetSmart and Barnes & Noble. in the 15 years since, the organization has expanded to a new shelter, added a collection of big-hearted volunteers, and found forever homes for thousands of rescued kittens, cats, puppies and dogs.
“having sWheat Scoop donate 2,000 pounds of litter to our shelter will allow us to be able to focus those funds normally used for cat litter on other important needs, such as veterinary care and enrichment for our cats,” says Grace Murphy, director of development at Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption.” “the Adoption Kits will help us educate our new cat owners, which is a very important part of our mission.”
if you’re interested in adopting or fostering an animal from Animal Pet Rescue & Adoption, or would like to donate or volunteer, please contact the organization at:
sWheat Shares is sWheat Scoop’s philanthropic litter donation program. each sWheat Shares partner receives 2,000 pounds of sWheat Scoop litter for use in conjunction with its foster and shelter programs. through the rescue organization, sWheat Scoop also provides sWheat Adoption Kits to new cat owners. these kits include a 7-pound bag of sWheat Scoop litter, a temporary and disposable litter box, a certificate of adoption and other items with helpful information to help get their cat/owner relationship off to a good start.