ökocat, an all-natural brand of cat litter made from reclaimed wood and paper, announced four animal rescue organizations in Boston, Portland, San Diego and Philadelphia have received donations totaling more than 4,000 pounds of its eco-friendly litter – just in time for the holidays.
As part of the second annual ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program, ökocat asked its fans to vote for their favorite eco-friendly US cities and submit shelter suggestions for a possible donation of litter. After two months of gathering feedback, ökocat announced that those four cities received the highest number of votes.
Based on shelters suggested and each organization’s specific needs, ökocat selected the following shelters in each eco-friendly city to receive a donation of litter:
- Gifford Cat Shelter in Boston, MA
- The Oregon Humane Society in Portland, OR
- Philly PAWS in Philadelphia, PA
- The Rescue House in San Diego, CA
In addition to receiving the donation of eco-friendly litter, each future cat adopter at all four shelters will receive a coupon for a free box of litter to take home with their cat throughout 2020.
“The Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is grateful to ökocat for this generous donation of litter, which will help us care for shelter cats and kittens as they await their forever homes,” said Sarah Yusavitz, Corporate Relations Officer at the Oregon Humane Society. “OHS adopts out more than 6,000 cats and kittens each year, so programs like the ökocause4paws are instrumental in enabling us to continue our important, life-saving work.”
ökocat litter delivers 7-day odor control and easy-clean clumping and no airborne dust. Being free of harmful chemicals, additives and synthetic scents. According to the company, it’s not harmful to the environment unlike clay litter, which still accounts for the 2.4 million tons of cat litter that ends up in landfills each year.
“Our fans are passionate about sustainability and cat adoption, and we truly appreciate their enthusiasm and participation in our ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program,” said Leslie Ellis, Communications Manager at ökocat. “Our goal is to help shelters provide cats with the best care possible, while helping adopters learn about the health and environmental benefits of a natural litter. We’re thankful that since we launched the program in 2018, we’ve been able to donate more than 8,000 pounds of natural litter, and we’re looking forward to where the program takes us again in 2020.”