BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Friday marked the start of Catsgiving, an annual event run by the MSPCA-Angell.
It’s meant to help feral or outdoors cats survive the long and cold winter.
“Probably hundreds of cats who are domestic cats, just like the cats inside our homes, are eking out a living outside in Boston’s alleyways and underneath sheds,” MSPCA spokesman Rob Halpin said.
Food is hard to come by for these cats, especially went it gets cold.
The drive runs from Friday Nov. 15 to Sunday Nov. 24. Food donations can be dropped off at the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center or at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Boylston Street in Boston.
The food will then be given to caretakers who look after these outdoor cats.
According to the MSPCA, “several hundred pounds of cat food were donated the last two years, all of which was immediately distributed to coordinator.” They said they are hoping for a similar success this year.
WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports