Blog the Change for Animals is something new to me, but I’ve recently learned that it is a quarterly opportunity for bloggers to post about an animal-related cause that is near and dear to that blogger’s heart. I think this is just fantastic!
I immediately started researching more about this campaign and found out that your post can support a favorite cause or shelter, mention a foster or friend doing good, or talk about a cause-related topic in general.
Coincidentally, I had been planning to do a Rescue Roundup of all of the animal rescues that I’ve featured thus far on my blog, intending to Continue reading “Blog the Change for Animals – Rescue Roundup #BtC4A”
Today we meet Karen Hill, who has been volunteering with Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue for nine years, fostering cats for them and occasionally dogs as well. The rescue, located in Naples, Florida, is foster-based and has no physical shelter.
I had a few quick questions for Karen and then she so graciously shared a special fostering story with us.
What surprised you the most about fostering?
I can’t say I was surprised but certainly have learned Continue reading “A Fostering Story with Karen Hill”
Many of you may have heard about Wings of Rescue, which is a 501(c)3 group of volunteer pilots who perform life-saving airlifts, transporting high-risk shelter pets from one region to another.
To date, Wings of Rescue has saved 19,882 pets!
Starting tomorrow, Friday, July 8th, Wings of Rescue will be flying over 400 cats and dogs to new locations to save their lives.
Known as “Independence Flights,” Wings of Rescue is transporting the cats and dogs over Continue reading “Wings of Rescue: Providing Freedom for 400 Cats and Dogs”
Jackie and Paul founded Change One Life in December 2012, a cat rescue that is a non-profit, volunteer-based grassroots group on the Canary Islands of Spain. They provide a sanctuary for abandoned cats, all of which have been rescued in the Southern area of Tenerife Island.
The rescue does not re-home any of the cats. 99% of the cats were once in homes, but then they were left behind and Continue reading “Change One Life”
Today we talk with Leslie Birrenkott, who is with Meow Village, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 rescue that is based in Aurora, Oregon. Leslie has been with the rescue for five years and is the group’s Development Director, a Board Member, and also does trapping and transporting activities.
Meow Village is a feral cat rescue, however they do take in stray, abandoned and abused cats. They have no physical shelter, but rather they use Continue reading “Meow Village”
On Tuesday afternoon a very exciting and unexpected email arrived. I learned that Three Chatty Cats had been nominated for two BlogPaws 2016 Nose-to-Nose Awards – Best Cause Blog and Best New Pet Blog.
I started Three Chatty Cats in January simply because I love cats and enjoy writing, and I thought it would be fun to marry two of my passions. I didn’t have a firm direction or plan in mind with my first few posts. But I quickly discovered that Continue reading “The Three Chatty Cats Say Thank You”
Based in Charleston, West Virginia, Itty Bitty Kitty Committee just may be one of the cutest names for a cat rescue. The 501(c)3 group is composed of a network of fosters who are spread throughout many counties around the Charleston area. Founded in 2010, it is their dream to one day have a facility.
Dorella, one of the founders of the rescue (not to mention volunteer, foster, admin, social media person and more!), says the group has a wonderful board of directors, a reliable network of fosters, and amazing and dedicated volunteers.
Continue reading “Itty Bitty Kitty Committee”
Missy Zane is the founder and president of Howard County Cat Club, based in Columbia, Maryland. But she is more than just that, Missy is also “head cat mom,” admin, and the PR and social media person for the 501(c)3 rescue. Missy says, “I also do a lot of behavior counseling and provide other advice to try to keep cats out of rescue, decide which cats to take in our shelter – not all are a good match for us – and interview and approve adopters.”
Missy started Howard County Cat Club in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her cat sitting services. Continue reading “Howard County Cat Club”
I first learned of the company Urban Feline, Inc. while watching the morning news one Saturday. They were covering a local pet expo and Andrés Zepeda, the president of the company, was being interviewed about his products and furniture for cats.
But what really caught my attention was the work that Andrés has done with shelters by donating furniture and offering free repair services if they ever need something fixed. He also volunteers by offering feline therapy at various shelters and a local cat café to overcome adoption challenges. Andrés says, “Providing distressed animals with a healing touch is by far the most rewarding part of what I do.”
Urban Feline is based in Chula Vista, California and incorporated in 2010. Their ultimate goal is to Continue reading “Urban Feline with Andrés Zepeda”
Fellow blogger, Luca, lives in the countryside near Rome, Italy and has rescued many cats. Luca shares with us how his cat Bones came to live with him in April 2006.
Where did you find Bones?
On the terrace of my in-laws.
How did you come up with the name Bones?
I gave him this name because when I found him, he was sick, malnourished and dehydrated. He was very thin. He had severe rhinotracheitis and an intestinal hernia. He was in serious danger of losing his life. Continue reading “Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Bones”