Clothing Brand Features Former Rescues to Raise Awareness for Furballs
When he was only 3 months old, Prince was thrown out of a moving car. Luckily for this black-and-white kitty, he got taken in by the Blue Cross, who treated his injuries and found him a furever home. Prince’s story is similar to those of over 40,000 unfortunate animals who get help from this UK charity each year. Now, he gets to help his four-legged friends get the same chance he got, by participating in a unique fund and awareness-raising action.
In an effort to promote all the good work Blue Cross does for animals and to help raise money for their selfless cause, Oasis, a UK clothing brand decided to feature rescues on their newest clothing line. The collection is called Paws for Thought and flaunts stylish pieces adorned with Blue Cross’ own former protegees. In addition to Prince, there are two other cats and three dogs that inspired the clothing designs.
Embroidered on a sweater is Rupert, who was found as a kitten by the side of the road, his jaw broken. Now, he’s a happy guy living his best life with his furever family.
The charming Dachshund featured on the brand’s stripy knit is William, who was surrendered to the shelter with his mom and siblings when his owner died.
Each of the six rescues’ stories started out ruff but had a happy ending. Not all of the furballs get lucky like that, which is why our help is always needed. Whether you get involved locally with volunteering or donate to shelters online- it’s always appreciated.
Oasis made a direct donation to the Blue Cross but invites all customers that shop their designs to make a symbolic 50-cent donation on their checkout. And if they’re really feeling in the mood for helping others, they can set a certain amount to be donated when they snag the clothes they like. Combining pet charity and fashion– a match made in heaven!
A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.
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