|Mayim Bialikk with her cats.|
ACTRESS Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory, Beaches, Pumpkinhead) wants people to share pictures of themselves with their cats on Twitter and Instagram in a bid to dispel negative stereotypes.
These pictures should show you and your cat being "awesome" - whatever that means. I guess they don't want pictures of scruffy old women feeding their 20 cats in a tiny kitchen. They are thinking more young, gorgeous hunks cuddling up to their perfect puss. I can live with that.
I don't know about you but I'm not that bothered by being considered "a crazy cat lady"! But Mayim is doing this for a good cause. She has teamed up with PetSmart Charities which wants to improve the image of cats and their owners so that more moggies are adopted from shelters.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says 3.4 million cats go into U.S. animal shelters every year but fewer than half of them are adopted.
So Mayim and PetSmart Charities want to say: "Goodbye, crazy cat lady. Hello, cool cat owner." Mayim has already posted pictures of her own cats, Esau and Frances
“Our survey shows that America is ready for a major ‘cattitude’ adjustment. It’s time to end the stereotypes around cats and cat people to help more cats get adopted,” said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities. “That starts with cat owners proudly sharing how cats make wonderful pets and enrich our lives.”
If you want to take part use the hashtag #meowOUT.
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