With an estimated three to four million cats and dogs being destroyed annually in the United States, Kloth was moved by their plight and determined to do something to help. In addition to donating his time and expertise to photographing shelter cats in an effort to find them homes, Kloth assembled this moving collection of portraits displaying feline charm, personality and grace. There is Asparagus, an elegant looking domestic longhair; Rocky, a grey and white male with a slightly cross-eyed look who, after more then 199 days is still waiting for a home and then there is the bright, intelligent gaze of P1834, an Egyptian Mau who tragically contracted on infection and had to be euthanized. Such an end is not that unusual for shelter cats where about twenty percent of them succumb to a similar fate and a mere twenty percent more are fortunate enough to be adopted.
If you cannot find it in your heart or home to adopt a cat or two, then please do as Kloth advises and become involved with your local shelter. Twenty-five cents from every book sold will be donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, making this a caring gift for any animal lover or cat fancier.
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