About us

Where the name Purple Cat came from...

The Purple Cow by Gelett Burgess:
I never saw a Purple Cow
I never hope to see one
But I can tell you anyhow
I'd rather see than be one.

Purple Cat is an online organization originating from Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada.

My name is Jill Holland. I am a life long lover of animals and appreciator of nature. When I retired early from teaching due to illness I decided to volunteer helping animals. I answered a kijiji ad posted by Carma...now Cats in Halifax. I soon began to realize the horrific extent of the homeless crisis for cats not only here but all over the world.

As a child I would read this Nursery Rhyme over and over and always feel sad and disturbed by its words and the illustration of the purple cow crying big, sad, cow tears. As an adult I am sad and disturbed over and over again of the pictures and stories of cats and dogs and other animals being mistreated, hurt and even killed by human beings. Our animals are crying out for help and so many people are able to ignore this terrible reality of growing homelessness and heartlessness.

Purple Cat does not ignore the needy. We seek to change sad circumstances to happy healthy circumstances when, where and however we can...one cat at a time. We can make a difference. ♥

Purple Cat Society helps animals with their needs. We conduct Trap/Neuter/Release programs, rescue stray cats, find foster homes and forever homes, provide medical attention, fundraise, advertise and advocate against homelessness and cruelty, offer advise, opinions and support, we raise awareness of the homeless animal situation locally and world wide.

Purple is the colour of the ribbon worn to raise awareness for various causes, including:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Anti-Gay Bullying
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Victims of 9/11
  • Child Abuse
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Animal abuse
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Domestic violence
  • Dyscalculia
  • Eating Disorder Awareness
  • Epilepsy
  • Father's Rights and Parental Rights
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Homelessness
  • Huntington's disease
  • Lupus
  • Macular degeneration
  • Overdose Prevention
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pediatric stroke
  • Proportional representation voting system for UK elections (May 2010)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Religious tolerance
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thyroid cancer[2]
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Wildland Firefighters
  • Xenophobia and Homophobia (Austria 2009)