Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rachael Ray™ Nutrish™ Embarks on 16 City Tour to Capture the True Beauty of Shelter Cats! #ShelterCatsAreBeautiful !

"A picture is worth a thousand words"

Rachael Ray™ Nutrish™  knows this and is working hard to find homes for shelter cats by taking photos that showcase their true beauty!

Sixteen cities. One goal 

To capture the TRUE BEAUTY of shelter cats

Millions of cats enter shelters every year, where they're often quickly put into cages. They're scared, confused and sometimes even dirty. A photo is snapped and then quickly shared, to be seen by people looking to adopt. Unfortunately, these photos don't always capture the full beauty and personality of the cats. That's why Rachael Ray™ Nutrish™ is proud to partner with GreaterGood.org® and One Picture Saves a Life™. Together, they will travel across the country taking photos worthy of these loving cats who are simply looking for a second chance.

Rachael Ray Nutrish will take the “Shelter Cats areBeautiful” tour to 16 cities
across the country and offer professional grooming and photography services to
capture the full beauty and personality of cats in need of adoption. The
program will also provide shelters with the necessary tips, tools and equipment
to groom and capture best possible photographs of shelter pets in the future.
This program helps celebrate the launch of Rachael Ray Nutrish‘s new line of
natural food for cats, which is now available in stores nationwide. Rachael is
dedicated to helping animals in need and donates her proceeds from the sale
of Rachael Ray Nutrish to help animal support organizations, which has resulted
in more than $6.5 million in donations to date.

“Unfortunately there are a lot of animals in shelters that need a home, which is
why I started my food for pets, Nutrish, as a way to continuously fund programs
that help animals in need,” said Rachael. “Every year, 8 million scared and
disoriented pets enter the U.S. shelter system hoping for someone to love and
care for them. With our ‘Shelter Cats Are Beautiful’ tour, I’m hoping we help
people see just how beautiful shelter cats are, with the goal of getting these
pets into loving homes more quickly.”

Rachael  kicked off the national tour with an event in New York City on July 11.
Then the “Shelter Cats are Beautiful” tour will continue throughout the summer
rolling through: Bentonville, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver,
Detroit, (As a Nutrish Brand Advocate, I am excited because I happen to work closely with the shelter that will be a part of the tour, and I am going to have an EXCLUSIVE visit there!, Will keep you updated as the tour date draws closer!!) Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Antonio are also a part of this tour.

You can keep  posted on photos of the kitties and exact dates of the tour by visiting the
  Shelter Cats Are Beautiful website!  (If the date and participating shelter for your city isn't there now, it will be posted soon!)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish.   As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors.


  1. This is such an awesome event! My human really wanted to go to the Kitten Rescue date, but she has just had way too much to do!

  2. What a wonderful program! Our mama has been spending a lot of time at the shelter and she can say for certain that shelter cats are indeed beautiful.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

  3. That's great ! And we can see that Nutrish is generous with shelters, paws up ! Purrs

  4. Wow, that's really pawesome!! Thanks fur sharing mew guys :D

    Happy Tuesday

    Bestest purrs

    Basil & Co xox

  5. This is pawsome! I see two Texas cities on the list that could certainly use the help. Will be cool to see your update on this when they come to your shelter.

  6. The Shelter Cat's Tour sounds a brilliant idea and we hope it is a great success. Bravo to all who give their time and energy to put it together.Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. I think that is a great idea. When I first started volunteering I did so at the Humane Society where I was not able to do anything except take one cat out at a time (out of over 200) and play with them. That was fine but I wanted to make a bigger difference so I switched shelters and was able to photograph the cats and put them on the website and on Petfinder where they would have a better chance of finding a home.

  8. This should draw a lot of attention to kitties in shelters! Great idea!

  9. What a great tour. Hopefully so many cats find wonderful homes.

  10. What a wonderful thing. Just think of all the good that could be done if more celebrities got involved.

  11. Kudos to Rachael Ray , Pawsome idea for kitty who need home :)
    Thanks a lots to her to make it happens !
    I add my purrs and paw crossed for her to be successful and more kitties will be adopted :)

  12. we love that she is bringing attention to shelter cats!!

  13. Love this. I hope many find homes.
    Sue B

  14. All our kitty friends are shelter cats
    Lily & Edward

  15. Oh wow! That is such a great event! Way to go Rachel!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  16. What an amazing intiative! A good picture really does make a huge difference.

  17. What a lovely idea! :-) Thanks for sharing! xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

  18. I didn't know there was such a program for pets. Great info to educate the ignorant such as myself. Thanks for sharing!

  19. This sounds like such a great program. Good for Rachel Ray!

  20. This is awesome!!! What a cool project. I love hearing about stuff like this :)

  21. This is wonderful! Thank you Rachel Ray!

  22. That is so true. When we adopted Hana and Akua they were dirty, crusty and had mites and colds. When we would give Akua his medicine he would shake his head from side to side and it would all fly out of his mouth. Uff da. Go Rachel!