The problem of homeless cats in major cities is becoming worse and worse. It is a wonderful thing when a person steps up to help solve this issue. It is even a more wonderful thing when an entire company steps up to help stray cats.
Cosmetic company Lime Crime and its founder Doe Deere are doing just that. Lime Crime recently introduced a brand new line of make up packages called the Kitty Bundles. Kitty Bundles maintain Lime Crime’s bright and funky color patterns, but for each one sold 20% of the profits will go directly to Kitty Bungalow. Kitty Bungalow is a 501(c)3 charity in Los Angeles that helps stray cats to find homes in the most fun way.
Kitty Bungalow is more than a cat adoption facility, the company prides itself on being a type of “charm” school for cats. When a cat is rescued and send to the Kitty Bungalow they are taught an entire curriculum of cat “manners.” This could vary from learning how to use the litter box so they don’t have accidents, or learning how to interact with children. Kitty Bungalow even teaches basic manners like how to interact with humans. There are no cages at Kitty Bungalow and cats enjoy full open play to help them socialize with other cats. This socialization fuels their re-entry into society and will eventually help them find a loving home.
Doe Deere is very passionate about cats finding their permanent homes. She encourages her team to adopt pets and the company itself makes a big hurrah each time a new pet is adopted by a staff member.
Doe Deere founded Lime Crime in the mid 2000s after she moved to new York from Russia. She is incredibly passionate about bright, bold colors. She is known for her ever changing hair color and her incredible porcelein skin that she uses as a palatte to craft wonderful vibrant looks using her Lime Crime colors. However, she also is passionate about encouraging others to use Lime Crime colors to express themselves.
When she founded Lime Crime she wanted women to see it as a way to express their inner beauty. She did not want women to feel like they had to fit in by wearing the same makeup and sporting the same look that everyone did. Over a decade later, Lime Crime has one of the most loyal fan bases of any beauty company on the market and it continues to expand.