The 12 Days of Kittness began at Golden IGA this week.
Little Mittens Animal Rescue has partnered with longtime supporter Cam Dawes at IGA for a Christmas time fundraiser for the organization.
“We’ve done a lot of fundraising with this organization,” said Dawes, who has supported Little Mittens with barbecues, among other things. “But I thought it would make a bigger impact to do it this way.”
Hampers that include vital items for the organization (food and cat litter) in $5, $10. and $20 increments will be available for purchase at IGA from now until Dec. 24.
“This helps us huge. In the past month we’ve taken in 50 cats. So we rely heavily on the community and these donations, food, litter and monetary,” said Nicole Gangnon, secretary of the board.
Little Mittens’ goal is to home as many cats as possible, and reduce the feral population in the community. Unfortunately right now their facility is filled to the max.
“This year we’re finding there’s a big squeeze, there’s just a lot of cats out there and we don’t have a lot of space,” added Gangnon.
Anyone wishing to help Little Mittens can buy a hamper and they will all be transferred to their shelter when the promotion is over.
“On Saturday the 17th we’ll be down here all day selling hampers and Little Mittens merchandise,” said Steph Baran, event co-ordinator of the board.
“We’re just so grateful for the support the community, and IGA, has given us. It makes a big difference,” said Gangnon.