There are an estimated 100,000 homeless cats in Sweden. Many of them are taken care of by all the nation’s cat homes, which are run on a non-profit basis. To help more homeless cats lead a new love life, one of the world’s largest digital cat events, Agria Kattparad, is being arranged this weekend. The purpose of the digital event is to raise funds for cat homes to support their homeless cat activities.
The pressure on cat homes is great. Every year, they take care of thousands of homeless cats. The work is done on a not-for-profit basis and the need to subsidize costs like neutering, veterinary care, cat food, equipment and deworming agents is wonderful, before cats find new loving homes.
A recent Novus survey conducted by Agria Djurförsäkring in Sweden showed that 4 out of 10 cats come from resettlement or purchase from a private individual. Only 4 out of 10 cats registered with an ID card. In other words, the pressure on Swedish cat homes is great.
Cat Homes do a huge, very valuable not-for-profit. With Cat Parade, we want to help them help more homeless cats. In the fall, 12 088 cats participated in the Cat Parade. Of course, we hope more cats participate in this year’s cat show, says Patrick Olson, Agria Djurförsäkring’s Pet Business District manager.
This year’s Cat Parade, which is carried out across the Nordic region, as well as the UK and France, is digitally and easily and free to participate. You can record via web, photography, or photograph your cat during the weekend of May 29-30 and post the photo. For every posted sharing cat, Agria donates 10 SEK which is then donated to 50 participating cat homes in Sweden.
This is how the Agria Cat Parade goes to:
when and where?
Date: 29-30 May 2021
time: When a cat is eager to invent something
Place: Indoors or outdoors – choose for yourself!