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I took my son to the library this morning, and made the mistake of taking Kayla and Cooper along for the ride. I forgot today was the day the park district (which shares the building with the library) was hosting the Caring Tails on Stark Trails charity dog walk and doggie dress-up contest. You guessed it, my dogs went nuts the entire time we were waiting outside for Billy. Continue reading Dog Charity Events→
Katherine Heigl (star of Grey’s Anatomy and the upcoming movie One for the Money) has just announced that the foundation she established in her brother’s memory is donating $30,000 to assist our country’s veterans in adopting shelter animals.
I posted yesterday about the great work being done by the PetFinder.com Foundation, and it struck me that people might like to have some options that are more local or that are focused on an area other homelessness when they decide where they may donate.
It’s often tough to decide which charity to support because you want to make sure your money is being used for the purpose you intended. I consulted Charity Navigator to choose the following twelve charities. All of these organizations earned four stars from Charity Navigator, the highest score available.
Charities are judged based on their organizational efficiency and their organizational capacity. The site also provides a list of the accountability policies the charity has, such as whistleblower protection and audited financial data available via their website. Finally, there is a place for news reports regarding the organization and a spot for those familiar with the charity to offer reviews.
As I was finishing up my Christmas shopping today, I found a new little bell-ringer standing next to the Salvation Army kettle. This is Daisy, and she’s doing a great job raising funds with her family.
I think it was Gandhi who said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” So, all of us who attended the BlogPaws conference are being asked to join together to help raise $500 for Pets Without Parents in Columbus, OH. In the spirit of a Paw Pawty, I invite you to participate in helping this shelter.
Congratulations to the Pedigree Animal Foundation. Due to their campaign during the Westminster Kennel Club show, they collected over $205,000 from viewers to be donated in support of dog adoption. As of today, that total is up over $300,000
The Pedigree Corporation will match at least the donations made during the show (I’m not sure about other donations), so selected adoption organizations will receive a total of over $410,000!
If you want to help out, go to DogsRule.com, where you can learn about several ways to contribute. Even if you just click on the link to become a Facebook fan, you will trigger a donation of 1 bowl of dog food to a shelter. No cost to you, and a world of help for dogs!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
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