If you’re a follower of Your Daily Cute (and if you’re not, you should be!), you’re probably familiar with the story of Little Meow the Parking Lot Kitty.
Dorian Wagner, the founder of Your Daily Cute, rescued Little Meow from a busy parking lot when the cat’s father went to the Bridge and it was apparent that the young cat needed a safe furrever home.
Which presented a problem. Dorian can’t foster cats long-term in her apartment, so she urgently needed a foster parent, and eventually, a home for Little Meow.
Dorian reached out through her social media channels to find a happy ending to Little Meow’s story. Amazing artist Vicki Boatright (aka BZTAT), contributed an evocative drawing (right) of Little Meow as a giveaway incentive, hoping to coax potential on-the-fence adopters to action.
Hundreds of tweets, RTs and Facebook entries later, Little Meow has secured both a foster home and a furrever home. You can check out the details at Your Daily Cute.
Dorian was one of the members of a group who was instrumental in creating the “Be the Change for Animals” movement. Its genesis was at the BlogPaws conference in April, and it’s mushroomed since then.
Be the Change for Animals believes that by banding together like-minded folks with a strong, collective voice, we can ignite and accelerate the change we can make as individuals.
And there’s no task too small. You don’t have to endow a new veterinary hospital at Cornell. Maybe you could donate one day a week to help out at a shelter or rescue group. Or donate a bag of cat food each month to a local group that feeds ferals. When added together, each of these small steps add up to a giant leap toward making the world a better place for our animal friends.
Never doubt that a small group of committed souls can change the world — in fact, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead
And this is what Dorian did this week, with a little help from her friends like BZTAT. It was only one cat, but for Little Meow, it was everything.