June 2, 2015
"Kittenish" for Kathmandu!
Cats and cat lovers support disaster relief for animals in Nepal
When Gwen Cooper, mom of celebrity feline Homer the Blind Wonder Cat, heard that millions of animals had been injured or fallen ill as a result of the calamitous earthquakes in Nepal, she wondered how to help. Finally, she hit upon a brilliant idea. When she put it out to Homer's fans, they responded with enthusiasm!
Within five days, 8,000 cats from all over the world had submitted their "selfies" to be included in a new book—"Kittenish"—a compilation of the photos submitted by "Homer's Heroes" (Homer's community of rescuers and animal lovers) in parody of Kim Kardashian's selfies book, "Selfish." Here's one of our favorites:
Gwen is the New York Times bestselling author of "Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat." All proceeds from the sales of "Kittenish" will go to support the efforts of Humane Society International and our local partner groups to provide ongoing aid to animals in Nepal.
On the ground with our Animal Rescue Team in the days immediately following the initial quake, HSI has now committed to helping long-term, from continuing to deploy veterinarians to providing tarps for shelter, medicine and other vital supplies.
Enjoy, and thank you for caring!