Love Cats? Hate Stereotypes?
The purpose of the Crazy Cat Ladies Society & Gentlemen's Auxiliary is to use humor to counter the stereotypes made about people who love cats. By claiming the phrase "crazy cat lady" on our own terms, we take away its power to offend, and have a lot of fun while doing so!
PLEASE NOTE that we completely condemn hoarding animals. While we claim the "crazy cat lady" term for ourselves as a way to combat stereotypes about cat-loving folks, this does NOT mean we approve of hoarding cats or any other animal. We also strongly oppose people looking the other way when they hear of a hoarding situation, or dismissing a hoarder as "just a crazy cat lady".
First, by ignoring a hoarding situation, you're condemning the victims -- the animals -- to a life of unimaginable misery and death. Second, hoarding is a real psychological disorder that must be treated. It's NOT something to ignore, joke about, or make light of. If you know of a hoarding situation, get off your butt and report it to the authorities, and if they don't do anything, keep pestering them until they take action. For more information, here are some resources:
So, with that serious issue addressed, let's get back to some levity -- check out our spiffy boutique items below, where all your purchases benefit charity!
About Our Boutique
For every item you purchase here, $3 are donated to the Best Friends Animal Society. (In other words, ALL profit from all items.) Located in Utah, Best Friends works with humane groups all across the USA to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets. On any given day, their sanctuary is home to about 1,500 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, and other animals. We have no official or unoffical affiliation with them, we simply think that they're worth supporting. :-)
Items purchased here will appear on your billing statement as "CafePress.com."
Because we all have different styles and tastes, we've tried to present a variety of designs here in addition to our Official logo design.
Note: Guys, there are plenty of products just for you right here!
Art by Beatriz Mátar!
Have we got a treat for you — the wonderful artwork of Beatriz Mátar, an Argentinean painter who volunteered her wonderful, stunning, vibrant images for use in our fundraising efforts. (Drop by her web site for more information on her and her art.) When she contacted us about using her paintings, we were absolutely delighted and amazed by her generosity. "Wow" is the word that sprang to mind when we first laid eyes on her stuff.
In addition to painting, she's a writer and director for television and theater, and teaches acting. Mátar lives in Buenos Aires and considers pets her guardian angels. Please, check out her designs — we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
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