Posted on June 07 2017
Freya was one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology. She was viewed as a symbol of love, beauty, fertility, sexuality, and material abundance. In some mythical stories, she rides a chariot pulled by two cats, blue or grey, which presents her as a protector of cats. Cat lovers acknowledge the intuition, magic, cunning, and shamanism associated with cats, and these qualities are also bestowed upon Freya. She symbolizes original thought and a unique approach, as a non-conformist who challenges conventional rules and standards.
Lorraine Valente (founder of Freya Cat Rescue) thought that Freya’s characteristics are ideal to become a patroness of the charity.
For over twelve years Freya cat rescue has been saving feral cats and giving them a second chance in life. They are a not-for-profit, no-kill cat rescue run by volunteers, whose primary function is rescuing and caring for homeless, abandoned feral cats. They spay and neuter all of their rescues and provide veterinary care for them, prior to finding them forever homes.
Secondary goal of the rescue is to provide education for feral cat owners regarding how to best care for their pets, nutrition ( including diet free of animal products) and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They encourage new cat owners to learn about the importance of spaying/neutering their pets for their health and longevity and to also to eliminate unwanted behaviors that in many cases may result in their future abandonment.
As part of the Ministry, Freya’s Cat Rescue also provides customized Pet Remembrance ceremonies.
Since this rescue group does not receive any government funding and strictly relies on private donations to pay for food, housing, veterinary care and other expenses, they are always looking to raise additional funds. We partnered up with Freya Cat Rescue and designed a cat pendant, exclusively made for them with their logo as a part of the design to help them in their fundraising efforts. 100% of the proceeds from each pendant sold goes to the organization. You can purchase the jewelry directly from them or on our website, www.ForeverInMyHeartJewelry.com under Freya Cat Pendant.