Fashion, Marcy To The Rescue

Cool Collaboration For A No Kill Los Angeles

Kitty Stardust Charity Tee by Langley Fox x Wren

Cynthia:  The photo above is artist Langley Fox wearing her own designed tee for Wren called “Kitty Stardust”. It’s $65 and 100% of the proceeds go to NKLA – No Kill Los Angeles Animal Shelters.

It’s so exciting that Los Angeles is poised to become the largest “No Kill” city by the year 2017.

Marcy:  Who are they not killing?

Cynthia:  Adoptable cats and dogs.

Marcy (horrified):  Why would they kill adoptable cats and dogs?

Cynthia:  Because so many thousands of unwanted animals go into the shelters that they have no room for them. I thought you knew that.

Marcy looks stricken.

Cynthia:  But it’s getting better!

Years and years of hard work by nonprofit rescue groups (big and little) as well as individuals, and the shelters themselves, are finally paying off. It is so incredibly encouraging.

One of these big organizations is Best Friends Animal Society which is a huge proponent of the NKLA movement. They contribute through grants, advertising, staff, and even set up a gorgeous new adoption facility just a few blocks from my apartment. In fact, there is a rumor that because of their proximity to the West LA Shelter, the West La Shelter is already a No Kill facility. They are a force I tell ya.

Best Friends is also actively involved in TNR (trap/neuter/return). They work with FixNation in sterilizing feral cats. FixNation has sterilized over 100,000 community cats since they opened in 2007. To be able to use these resources as a trapper has been such a relief.

Marcy:  Why?

Cynthia:  Because it now feels hopeful out there. It really feels like there’s a way out of this horrible mess. And when you reach out for assistance or guidance… it’s actually there.

Kitty Stardust Charity Tee by Langley Fox x Wren

Cynthia:  Plus, as you can see from the Langley Fox/Wren collaboration, it is now super stylish to be an animal advocate.

Marcy raises her Friskies can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.

Marcy and Cynthia:  Cheers to NKLA for providing resources and hope. And to Langley Fox and Wren for furthering the cause with fabulous feline fashion.

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Liana August 16, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Wow. That's a really impressive feat for LA.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Isn't it wonderful? If you had asked me a few years ago if I thought this was possible I would have said no. It is so exciting to see things turning around.
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply Anonymous August 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Hooraay!! Light at the end of the tunnel!! You and all the people who rescue animals are heroes. It is backbreaking and heartbreaking work. I'm so proud of you.
    Love, Mom

  • Reply GnomeLover August 17, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Hat is absolutely amazing. I know it must be so heartbreaking working for the shelters sometimes. I am so glad that there is hope out there and people like you who passionately donate their time towards this cause. Murphy came from a rescue organization that got him from a shelter after he was found starved in an abandoned foreclosed house. His previous owners had left him there without survival resources. I wish there was a certain place for people like that. It makes me mad. That tee is gorgeous. I love how many people have gotten together for these animals. You are so inspiring!

    Jenni

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 17, 2014 at 5:40 am

      Oh no. That just kills me. We saw a lot of that during the recession – people leaving their homes and leaving their pets behind to fend for themselves. Really – how hard is it to take them to the animal shelter. Pets cannot fend for themselves. And to leave them in an empty house is just … horrible. Beyond horrible. Ugh. Poor little Murphy. He must have been so happy when he realized what a fantastic home he ended up in. Thank goodness there are people like you and your family in the world.
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply neely September 9, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    would love to sell these in our shop!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 10, 2014 at 12:53 am

      Hi Neely!

      These would be great in your shop! You should contact them to see if you can carry the shirts. If you click on any of the links on the photos or in my last sentence "Langley Fox and Wren" you will be taken to Wren's site. They are based here in Los Angeles! Please let me know if it happens!
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply Blue Jean And Kitty Stardust – Marcy Very Much January 11, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    […] Cynthia:  Yes! Lots and lots of cat artwork inspired by David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust! Including the Langely Fox/Wren collaboration for Los Angeles cat rescue that we blogged about here. […]

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