ANAHEIM, Australia — Aussie duo Alex and Sarah Larkin have become animal advocates in a bid to help rescue cats from a pet food factory in China.
The pair founded the Feeding Cats charity in January, raising over $300,0000 for cats rescued from factory farms in China and Thailand.
“This is an incredibly important cause,” Alex Larkin told ABC News.
“We are doing this because cats are dying in factories.”
The couple was inspired by an Australian charity that aims to save animals from pet food factories and have raised more than $1.5 million in donations for animals since its launch in 2016.
“We believe the world needs to do something about this,” Alex said.
“The world is sick of the cruelty and the killing of animals, and the suffering of animals and we feel we can do something to change the system.”
The pair started the Feeders of Cats charity with Alex and a group of friends in October 2017.
The organisation is now run by Sarah and her husband Matthew.
“It’s been a long journey,” Sarah Larkins said.
“[The founders] came to Australia, they came to the US, they went to Thailand and then they all ended up in China where we are now.”
There’s been so many people who have been affected by the factory farming in China, so we are trying to do everything we can to make sure that the cats we rescue in China are happy.
“The duo, who have five cats, have a range of rescued animals ranging from kittens to dogs.”
They have to go to a slaughterhouse where they’re put down and they’re slaughtered for food, they’re shot for food,” Sarah said.”
When we look at cats we can see they are living in horrible conditions.
“A cat in a cage at the feeders of cats cat farm in Changsha, China.
They rescued a kitten from a factory farm in China in December 2017.
(ABC News) Sarah said that the pair would like to help others.”
The Larkin family are passionate about saving cats and have donated more than 100 cats to animal shelters.””
That’s why I love cats, and I’ve seen a lot of cruelty and abuse from them.”
The Larkin family are passionate about saving cats and have donated more than 100 cats to animal shelters.
“That’s one of the reasons we started this,” Sarah told ABC news.
The Larkin’s have been involved in several rescues in China over the years. “
If we could have a chance at helping cats, we want to give them hope and a chance of a better life.”
The Larkin’s have been involved in several rescues in China over the years.
The couple has a four-year-old cat named Jack, who has a rare form of cancer and has a heart condition.
Sarah and Alex are currently raising money for Jack to receive the first-ever surgery in Australia to remove his tumor.
“One of the things we want for Jack is a heart transplant, and we’re doing everything we possibly can to do that,” Sarah explained.
“They can’t get one here in Australia, so the first surgery will be in Australia and we’ll get a heart from him.”
The family are also raising funds to help other cats in China be adopted.
“There are so many cats out there that have been turned into products for people, and some of them have been killed for food and have died,” Sarah continued.
“It’s just awful, it’s not good for them, and they need help.”
Feeding cats is part of the Feeder of Cats campaign, which aims to educate people about the problems with factory farming and the potential of saving animals.
The charity’s mission is to raise awareness about the suffering and cruelty of factory farming.