Warning: some of the material in this particular entry may be disturbing for younger readers. Parental supervision is advised.
Scully, Dovi and Whiskers are all rescues from animal shelters, aka "the Pound."
I have trouble with the term "animal shelter" because for most, it is a holding place until these frightened animals, many loving pets separated from their families, are killed or turned over to be tested in laboratories under pound seizure laws." Yes, it is legal for shelters to turn over a certain number of cats and dogs..pets and loving companions...to be used in cruel and inhumane lab experiments, usually without anesthesia. It sickens and horrifies me to think of my beloved animal companions alone and frightened in cages, with needles and drugs burning them, hurting them, feverish and uncared for...disposable.
One of the many wonderful organizations out there is Dogs In Danger and I would like to spread the word about them today.
Today they are announcing 30 days of contests, prizes, sweepstakes and of course FUN! You dog lovers young and old, yes even those that could care less about dogs, have some fun! Enter to win awesome prizes like you and your dog's picture on the DogsInDanger home page (how cool is that?), a new iPod Touch, or if you're really lucky, 100 dog poop bags (one for each of your dogs:)!
Every day a new contest, every day one or more winners. But you have to go back each day to see what that day's prize is and what you have to do to win it. Each night by midnight EST they will post the prize and contest for the next day here, or you can go to their home page anytime and follow the links to their promotion page! This program is a partnership with the great people at Crowdrise.com!
Crowdrise is an amazing and innovative social networking site for charities, volunteers and fundraisers to raise lots of money and have the most fun in the world while doing it. The idea is make raising funds FUN, then add some more FUN to it!
Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and may the person having the most fun win.
Maybe you can save a life.