This holiday season many lucky pets will be getting presents and treats right alongside their human siblings and parents. But many animals stuck in shelters won’t be so lucky. Most shelters are funded mainly by donations. Through careful budgeting and fundraisers they manage to provide basic care for these lost and abandoned animals. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wishbones for Pets Month (actually 6 weeks!) is an international pet sitter charity drive. From October 15 through November 30 professional pet sitters raise money and collect supplies for their favorite local pet-related charity. The drive was created by Janet Depathy in 2004. That first year was just her, but the enthusiasm from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Did you know? Millions of Koalas lived happily in Australia when Europeans first arrived. Today fewer than 100,000 remain in the wild. The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) estimates the number to be between 43,000 and 80,000. That’s why we need Save the Koala Month. It’s AKF’s main fundraiser, held every September to help it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we celebrate porridge, that rather mushy dish made by boiling grains or other starchy plant materials in water or milk. No, that’s actually not quite right. We’re not celebrating porridge. Rather World Porridge Day raises awareness of how porridge can help provide nutrition to desperately poor children. Specifically, the important role of porridge in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The second week in every August is Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week. Yes, homeless people have pets. And they need to eat too. Are you surprised that people who may barely be able to feed themselves would willingly care for an animal that also needs food? And often feed that animal before themselves? Don’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On May 21 we have fun for a serious cause, fighting childhood poverty. It’s Red Nose Day in the United States, and everyone is encouraged to wear a red nose and either donate or fund raise (or both!). Red Nose Day actually began 30 years ago, with a fundraiser in Sudan. It was Christmas Day […]Continue Reading... No Comments.