Marcy To The Rescue

Giving Tuesday | give small

to make a BIG difference …


Penelope Kitten climbs atop the kitchen table where Cynthia and Marcy are blogging.


She’s got her pink piggybank and a hammer.

penelope kitten:  1… 2… 3… smash!

Ceramic pink piggy parts go flying.

Cynthia (shielding her face with her arm):  Arghhhh.

Marcy:  Hisssssss. What are you doing?

penelope kitten (squeaking):  gotta get my mewla to give away.

Marcy (incredulous): You’re going to give away your money?

penelope kitten:  yeah yeah. for giving tuesday. i wanna help out.

Penelope Kitten gathers up her coins and paper bills and starts counting them.

Marcy:  How much ya got?

penelope kitten (triumphantly):  three dollars and seventy two cents.

Marcy: That’s not enough to make any kind of difference to anyone.

penelope kitten (dejectedly):  oh.

Cynthia:  That’s not necessarily true you know!

Penelope kitten (hopefully):  no?

Cynthia:  Oh no! Especially if you’re giving to small non-profits for whom every penny is precious.

penelope kitten:  really?

Cynthia: Of course! How many times have we said in rescue, “no amount is too small” when soliciting donations?

penelope kitten: a lot.

Cynthia: Well, its true! Small organizations rely on lots of small donations since they don’t have the funding to advertise. So $5 here and $5 there (and even $3.72) is how many of our favorite rescues function. Plus, by giving to a small non-profit, you will have a better idea on how exactly your donation is being used to help.

Penelope Kitten pushes her money towards Cynthia.

penelope kitten: i’d like my $3.72 to go to a cat rescue who helps homeless or sick kitties, please.

Cynthia:  You got it!

Marcy (yawning): If you two do-gooders are done with the computer, I have some Cyber Monday sales to peruse.

penelope kitten:  how much mewla ya got?

Marcy (proudly): Twenty dollars and eighteen cents.

penelope kitten:  fork it over.

Marcy (sighing):  Fine.

penelope kitten:  better to be a do-gooder than a no-gooder, marcy very much.


*Lots and lots of small to mid-size animal rescues need donations! Below are some of the ones we love and that are participating in #GivingTuesday but you can also find your own local rescues by doing a simple Google search.

  • The Kris Kelly FoundationSaves all animals – not just cats – from abuse, neglect, and slaughter and finds them loving homes. Facebook and PayPal are matching donations up to $7 million
  • FixNationProvides free spay/neuter for feral cats and low spay/neuter for domestic cats. They sterilize up to 100 cats a day. (I don’t know what Los Angeles would do without them.) VCA Charities will match every gift made to FixNation up to $20,000 until 12/31/18
  • Shadow CatsA Texas based cat rescue concentrating on special needs cats and TNR. They provide hospice care for sick or injured cats as space permits. Matching donations from Facebook and PayPal.
  • Kitty BungalowCalifornia’s only 100% feral cat rescue – TNR, free spay/neuter, rescuer education, and even cat socialization. Onetime donations, recurring monthly donation, and Amazon wish list.
  • Hollywood’s Mass TNRFour animal rescues in Hollywood, Florida are getting ready to TNR their city with this first mass trap/neuter/return mission. Facebook and PayPal are matching their donations.

p.s. from penelope:

don’t forget operation spaybay! their gofundme campaign to rebuild their clinic in panama city is going strong but could still use some help. we told their story here last month.

thank u. luv u.


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  • Reply Big Momma November 27, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Wow! You kitties are giving up your entire life’s savings!!! Way to guilt.
    Thanks for the list of vetted organizations. It would be fun if we could all give seven million and watch Facebook and PayPal cough up the match.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch November 28, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      Ha. I think it was only $7 million total no matter if more was raised. But Facebook should give waaaaay more since they are in so much trouble!

  • Reply TheLadyK November 27, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    I am going to give $3.72 today to someone in honor of you, PKitty! (And then maybe another $10 somewhere else, because I am fortunate enough to be in a position to do that.) You’re a good girl. *side eyes Marcy* Ok, fine. You forked over your $20. You’re a good girl, too, Marcy.

    “Mewla” HA!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch November 28, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Marcy is softening up in her old age! lol

  • Reply Patty November 27, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    The kitties are cute, and are do-gooders!! What more can you ask for? Thanks for the list of places to donate! I know from reading the blog that they all do amazing work!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch November 28, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      Yay! Thank mew!

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