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50 for 50 Day Nine: ASPCA

May 26, 2011

Goldie taking a break.
My favorite shelter mutt, happy at home.

Thanks for stopping by my 50th Birthday Celebration, Day Nine. Nine is fine! And hey! You can leave comments even if you don’t donate to the cause of the day. I miss comments. I love comments. Don’t make me beg. Tell me about your pet, your animal shelter story, your new shoes…(pleeeeeeeese baby pleeeeeese just leave a comment!)

Here’s the deal (in case you are new to this): because I have been so blessed by life and have everything I could ever want, I am asking people to get involved with charities, if they are so inspired, in honor of my birthday. And in honor of caring humanity and all that good stuff. Because I know otherwise I’d just end up with a pile of Hermes Birkin bags and I just don’t have anywhere to put all of them.

I will feature a different charity each day for 50 days to give you plenty of chances to get involved. Today: animals! Yay!

You don’t have to donate or act every day, of course, or at all. But I wanted to give a voice to different good works around the globe. If you ARE inspired to take action, please leave me a comment and let me know that you did. This is all I want for my birthday – to spread some love and kindness. Thank you, my dear friends.

You know I love animals! I got Goldie at an animal shelter and I get all choked up even thinking about not having her. So when my hilarious Creative Alliance 10 friend Jessica Bern suggested ASPCA for a post, I said “Of course!”

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

ASPCA operates in three core areas: Community Outreach, Animal Health Services and Anti-Cruelty Initiatives. It’s too much to list here, but you can see all of their programs on their website.

Here’s a nice video. Not as sob-worthy as some others I could have posted.

Thanks for any and all help for the dogs and kitties. You can donate here. Or here’s a list of ways you can help your local animal shelter out. I was a shelter volunteer for several years (that’s how I met Goldie) and it was hard, satisfying, spit-covered work. Remember, pets save lives. And make them worth living.

  1. May 27, 2011 21:08

    those videos make my heart hurt

    • May 29, 2011 07:52

      I tried to put up one that wasn’t so heart-wrenching. But those little faces…

  2. Carolyn permalink
    May 28, 2011 11:44

    As parents to two rescue dogs this charity is dear to my family too. My husabnd turned 50 this month and asked that instead of gifts people donate to the ASPCA. He said it made his birthday nicer.

    • May 29, 2011 07:51

      Aw. I think pets make our lives so much sweeter.

  3. May 31, 2011 21:02

    Love our shelter dog so much. We donate to the ASPCA and not just for the calendars either.

    • June 1, 2011 08:36

      Bless you. There are so many good animals who need homes.

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