Looking for a way to help dogs rescued from the California wildfires? Look no further! The video lists needed supplies, but if you’re not in the area, I’m sure they’d appreciate cold, hard cash, as well!
Will you be anywhere near The Windy City this summer? The Chicago Tribune reports The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is backing a public art initiative called K-9s for Cops to bring 200 German shepherd statues to the Magnificent Mile and other locations from July 23rd to Labor Day.
The 54-inch statues will be made of fiberglass, designed and painted by local artists in collaboration with sponsors. After Labor Day, the statues will be auctioned off to benefit both the memorial foundation and PAWS Chicago, where the money will be used for a spay / neuter initiative. A similar project featuring Horses of Honor several years ago netted $480,000.
Looking for a last minute way to create a charitable deduction for your taxes? This may be the last year ever that you will be able to use donations as a way to lower your tax bill. Check out our top ten list of the items most needed by shelters and rescue organizations. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill→
In support of the people and pets affected by the recent natural disasters around the country, the AKC Humane Fund has donated $40,000, through its “Sandy Fund,” to four separate animal organizations. The donations of $10,000 each were made to The Sato Project, The Houston SPCA, Napa Humane, Sonoma Humane Society.
The AKC Humane Fund’s “Sandy Fund” allows AKC clubs and affiliated organizations to provide assistance for pets and their owners in their own communities during a time of disaster and in the aftermath.
“The recent natural disasters have left several animal organizations with significant needs to keep pets housed and safe,” said Doug Ljungren, President of the AKC Humane Fund. “These four organizations have been working diligently to protect the welfare of pets during these disasters. We at the AKC Humane Fund, will continue to do everything we can to support relief efforts in the aftermath of these events.” Continue reading AKC Humane funds donated to help animal organizations with disaster relief efforts→
Looking at my 10-year old Beagle, Penny, I have old dogs on my heart today. Since it’s Giving Tuesday, I would encourage you to donate your time and / or money to a shelter near you that serves old souls.
Do you spend much time on social media? Post what you’re thankful for about your dog, using #DogThanking and @Purina to help support dogs impacted by this year’s hurricane season.
From now until 11:59 p.m. CT on November 26, 2017, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (“Purina”) will donate $1.00 to GreaterGood.org for each original post shared on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram that uses #DogThanking and tags @Purina, up to a maximum total donation of $50,000.
If you work for or have a soft spot for spay / neuter programs, you need to know that PetSmart Charities is accepting applications for spay/neuter program grants during the month of August.
Acceptable uses for the grant money include:
Clinic improvement/equipment (under $50,000)
Mobile spay/neuter clinics (under $50,000)
Subsidized spay/neuter programs
University spay/neuter programs
Municipal shelter pet spay/neuter
Sorry for the short notice, but I just received this from our friends at Pets for Patriots.
They are asking that we vote for Jameson as an Emerging Hero in the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Voting ends today at 3pm Eastern!
Despite the cruelty inflicted upon him as a young pup Jameson has triumphed. Adopted by one of the responding police officers the night he was brutalized, he now teaches children to be kind to animals and collects donated items for various animal welfare organizations.