Archive for the ‘benefits and donations’ Category
They sent a letter. I kept the pictures of kittens and puppies in my craft box, I put the form letter on my bookshelf, and I resolved to give soon. I’d get another letter in the meantime, and then another. Finances opened up, finally, and I sent one of my favorites, the San Francisco SPCA, a donation as thanks for their hard work for the city’s animals.
I got this letter today and it made me so happy, perhaps unreasonably so. Maybe it was Sonia’s post about Wolfe, the kitten cashing in on his nine lives. Or, maybe it was the new, constant struggle at making my Boston terrier comfortable and happy. I didn’t care that the letter was a tax receipt, because:
Thank you for your gift of $25 to the San Francisco SPCA in honor of Gida.
That’s all I needed. Love your animals (and the organizations that love animals) extra much today.
I haven’t thought about getting my ears pierced since high school, but hot damn does this multi stud piercing make me want to update my lobes. This feline friendly piercing was done by Crystal for Art for Animals, a campaign by Marc’s Tattooing and Body Piercing in Pennsylvania.
During the month of August if you go to the parlor to get a pet-related tattoo a portion of the artist’s fee will be donated to one of four animal non-profits (Sweet Bark Pitbull Rescue, Valley Cat Rescue, SPCA of Luzerne County, and Pinups for Pitbulls). Bring in some pet food or animal supplies and you get $10 off your piercing.
I love that this customer not only brought in some supplies, but got a piercing that’s pet-related as well. Must. Hold. Myself. Back.
In February of this year, the ASPCA assisted the Madison County Animal Control and Madison County Sheriff’s Office in a massive rescue mission at Caboodle Ranch in Lee, Florida, a place that called itself a sanctuary for unwanted felines. In reality, the Ranch was very much overwhelmed and nearly 700 cats were living on the ranch in a state of severe neglect. There was no program in place for spay/neuter at the ranch. After a year-long investigation by local authorities, the ASPCA and Animal Control deployed to the ranch to save as many of the cats as they could. Now, many of those cats are finally ready for their forever homes.
How fantastic is this print? I neeeeeeed it!
Jonathan Zawada created Schrödinger’s Cat (whose name origins can be read here) in 2009 for a benefit show to raise money for Youth With Cancer. The illustration is a computer generated image using a stock photo of a tabby cat. Jonathan does have a cat of his own, a black feline who doesn’t show up well in photographs.
I so wish this print was still available. At least we can look at this snapshot of it whenever I want.