I've been doing this every year and it has evolved every year. Last year I decided you have to do something for animals and Felicia of the Geeky Blogger decided to join in (YES!). I think I'll do it this year as well. Last year I said you had to do it in the month of December. This time, I'm extending it to the whole of 2012. Since there was so much going on (especially with the big storm recently) that I think that those acts of kindness are worth talking about. Plus, if you are having a bad time of things during this season, I think it lifts you up to see people thinking of others. For examples check out last year's post HERE.
To make this easy here are the rules:
- You must do something for animals. It can be giving money, volunteering, or supporting them in some major way this year.
- You must tell me what you did or where you donated (do not tell me the amount if it is money) in the comments. That way people can also find out what to do or where to donate.
- Fill out the Rafflecopter form which also has prompts to remind you to do this.
You could also donate to organizations like the ASPCA who are still helping out Sandy victims. The Humane Society or any local organization. It doesn't have to be about money. It could be time. You could have helped prevent BSL by writing to your congressman (see my left side for those links). Walking a neighbor's dog who cannot do so themselves. Donating needed items to a local shelter. Finding a dog and bringing it back to it's home. Blogging about your favorite charity or cause. There is a lot out there you can do.
*And as it was last year... it's on the honor system. Please do not lie. Sarah McLachlan will find you and make you cry if you lie. She can do it. I've seen those commercials. Yes, same threat, but I think it was a good one.
Oh and if you will help promote this, the animal gods will smile down on you... just sayin'... ;)
Here is the button:
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So, in honor of my boy... I'm giving away $10 prize. Felicia, in honor of her girl is giving away a $10 prize as well. Yep, 2 winners! It will be either a Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift certificate or that same amount in book depository books. Yep, it's international. :) I'll end it on the 29th.
To enter tell me what you did and fill out the rafflecopter form below:
One thing we did is adopted a stray dog and he's my little love. Another thing is we are babysitting a friend's dog from this past September through next May while she's doing her Air Force training stuff.ReplyDelete
We rescued a dog who had been badly abused. She had been being used as a football by 2 teenage boys who owned her. When we got her she was a mess. Today her name is Bella and she is a warm and loving little chihuahua/yorkie mix. Bella has become the love of our lives! I love animals and I just don't understand why people abuse them.ReplyDelete
Thank you in advance to everyone who gives back to the furrball community! I know my life was forever changed by my very first rescue and Tonks (my current furrball) is the picture perfect pinup girl for rescues. Though she is a princess LOLReplyDelete
HAHAH! Sarah McLachlan will make you cry!ReplyDelete
Well, I haven't done anything yet, but my son is getting a puppy (miniature poodle)for Christmas to help with his Autism. Were hoping this will help him be more social as well as communicate more.
He is set to get the dog on Christmas Day! I'm excited to see how he reacts to the new addition.
Oh! And we are naming the little guy Yo-Yo. Which is something easy that Ben can pronounce. (since he doesn't speak much,er, at all, really.)
I do plan on taking pictures and doing a small post about it.
Hard to believe its that time of year again. As well as my annual donation to the British Hedgehog Preservation society and advertising the dangers they face, I've been involved in a drive to get householders to donate old towels and bedding to the local shelter for unwanted pets which is just around the corner from us.ReplyDelete
i helped to find a new home for a little abandonned puppy ( and i give some food to dogs whose owners are homeless) it's not something birds but it's important for meReplyDelete
thank you for reminding us to think about tjhem too!!
I found and dog and returned him to his owner. The owner was very grateful. The dog was lucky to have made the journey to my side of town without getting hurt and I live on a very busy street. He is back at home and happy. If I couldn't fine his owner I would have kept him.ReplyDelete
I can't stand watching those commercials they make me sob. I donate to pet smart charities every time I am in the store buying pet food. I have such a soft heart when it comes to animals and I won't watch or read books or movies when animals die. This is a fabulous idea!ReplyDelete
We just had our Workplace Giving campaign at work, and one of the three charities I donated to was our local Central Florida Humane Society. I always try to remember the critters as well as people when I donate. I will also be doing my annual ASPCA donation this month, along with the others I usually do every year.ReplyDelete
I adopted three dogs.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to the little man. ;)ReplyDelete
uh oh...can you delete my entry??? i didn't fully read everything before i hit enter!! SORRY :))ReplyDelete
No problem :)Delete
Went to Walt Disney World. Tore923@aol.comReplyDelete
Sorry, but it has to relate to something you've done for animals.Delete
I love this idea!!!! I will need to come back as the rafflecopter doesn't load on the kindle. But this year we adopted a leopard gecko and she's so cute! Yeah, she's no dog but we aren't able to have a dog right now. We do have a cat, but we've had him a few years. :) I have been thinking of adopting another cat though.ReplyDelete
Great idea! We love our dog and wish all the homeless ones had as good a life as he does. This year we donated to a local private shelter called Red and Terri's Puppy Rescue. They are a great couple and I know every dime goes to the dogs. Thanks for the reminder, we'll make another donation soon.ReplyDelete
I haven't done anything yet, but I promise I will and I think this is an awesome idea. We give money for teacher presents and local charities, but no one remembers the area shelters for animals (except Sara Mclachlan who will and does make me cry. I change the channel. I know wimp.)But I have two rescues and I will do something in their honor and in honor of my puppies that have gone before them.ReplyDelete
I'll let you know what I do, grabbed your button.
Made a donation in memory of my dogs Baylee and Raider that have passed on. They even rang the bell at Petco. Kind of made me cry.Delete
I was buying my current puppies their Christmas treats.
Awww... that is so sweet. I love that they did that for you!Delete
I still support the dogs they train to help blind people here in Holland. You can adopt a puppy each year, and get monthly updates on how he/she is doing in puppyschool, until they are ready to go to their new owner. The small fee you pay each month, help with the costs of training and supplies and everything.I really don't know how people can do that, have a puppy for one year, and than give it up to go to real dog training for the next year. I would never give him back! So adoption from afar works for me. (And my allergies).ReplyDelete
And I've bought some (secondhand) zebrafinches, whom I love very much, but drive my boyfriend insane with their chatter.
I support my local animal shelter by saving my daily newspaper and bringing them by when I fill a copy paper box or two. This year, I donated 5 or 6 new fleece blankets and one clean, but used. I also gave about $150 dollars in supplies using my Staples Rewards. I would donate time, but I'd want to take all the animals home with me and I already have 3 cats (2 from that shelter).ReplyDelete
I lost my cat, he was very sick and had multiple operations - but it didn't work. I gave the vet (whose office also takes care of "strays") the food, litter, toys, and a donation.ReplyDelete
I am hoping this year to adopt another, I just don't know if I am ready yet.
I helped my grandmother take care of her yorkshire terrier. I walked her and took her to the veterinary.ReplyDelete
My family found an injured bird in our driveaway. We took her in, nursed her and fed her until we felt she was ready and then released her. We always leave food out for the birds and sometimes we think we see her because there's one bird who keeps coming back and she has a limp.ReplyDelete
I hope to one day adopt a dog or puppy.
I own seven cats that were all strays. They hung out in our yard because we fed the strays. I give our cats attention and some of them like to be hugged and are just big babies.ReplyDelete
I've been sporadically volunteering at the cat shelter so that ex-strays get used to human contact. Some of them are so terrified of people :(ReplyDelete
And it gives me a chance to be around cats- I'm not allowed to own them in the dorms.
A friend of mine asked for my help to collect blankets etc for the dogs at the shelter. It was an eye opener that's for sure.ReplyDelete
I went to ACRES recently, which is an animal protection program, and this coming March (and it's definite, because I'm going with the school) I'm going to China to help with the Pandas :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!ReplyDelete
I helped spread the word about our local PAWS needing volunteers. I also found a home for one puppy and one older dog. Happy! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for this giveaway! We adopted three parakeets and a cockatiel from someone who was unable to support them, and we rescued a bird from a cat outside our house.ReplyDelete
We adopted our newest member of the family from the OSPCA - he was the largest cat we had ever seen - he was always fede human food. he couldn't even fit in the cat carrier we brought - we had to borrow a dog carrier from teh shelter - everyone thinks he's a little dog at first - he walks like a bulldog. He's starting to slim up now, and he's looking healthier and more preportioned.
There are stray cats living near my house, so me and a few other neighbors have been feeding them. One of them had a kitten, so we have also found a home for it.ReplyDelete
I donate money to ASPCA and my local animal shelter every year...can't forget our furry friends!ReplyDelete
I`ve taken three cats from the street, one is still living with me but the two other were given away to two families :) I always try to save them, because in Latvia the winters are really rough.ReplyDelete
I became more aware of cruelty-free products. I have shared informative pins on Pinterest, shared animal shelters and foundations on Facebook. I do what I can without spending money I didn't have this year. We hope to adopt a dog from our local shelter next year to go along with our two cats, it's exciting! If you are interested in shopping cruelty-free mybeautybunny.com has lists of products and links to other helpful sites!ReplyDelete
I babysat my neighbors' dogs, I walked mine everyday, three times a day, I saved a ran over bird... and just gave lots and lots of love to the doggies in my neighborhood. :)ReplyDelete
I made sure to be kind to the animals I saw. It sucks that allergies keep me from having any pets of my own, but I've become more aware of the cruelties and injustices done to animals.ReplyDelete
I have a sick fish right now and I change his water everyday so that it's clean and stable. Also, I feed him patiently. Waiting while he eats one pellet before dropping another. He's getting better so it's all good!ReplyDelete
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