Now, this isn’t a shelter, or anything like that. Rather, Space Paws is a little site with a huge heart and that heart is dedicated to helping kitties find a new home when theirs- for whatever reason – is no longer a viable option.
(And, for all you space buffs and nerds out there, Space Paws is run by the staff at the science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope – how cool is that??)
We do love the big organisations, along with the small, but it’s tiny places like this, nestled into the cracks of the internet that really move us: because it shows that yes, even the smallest voice or the tiniest effort DOES make a difference.
So for anyone at all out there who thinks “I’d love to do something, but what can I do? I’m not rich, I don’t have any influence, I’m just one person…”, check out Space Paws, and in particular, the story of Murph, the 14 year old cat who had to find a new home because his beloved human was dying and her nurse was deathly allergic to poor Murph.
Space Paws showed that the new world we live in is ready for all of us to do our bit. We live in a time where technology is closing the spaces between the influential and the rest of us and that power is shifting. We no longer have to be powerful, rich, famous or infamous to be heard, to make a difference. All we need is information, heart and a way to express ourselves to the rest of the world, and we all have that power. We have social networking there for us; tweeting, blogs, facebook, even texting – and whatever is going to come next.
So, kudos to Space Paws for doing something amazing – helping one little kitty at a time and showing us that humans can actually do some good. This is behind the whole concept of Royal Treatment and Royal Pet Club: not just providing great and pet-friendly products, but helping all animals live wonderful lives – the lives they deserve.
Space Paws, we’re following you, and we hope the rest of you do, too.
Remember, it’s the little things that change the world.