Saturday, February 7, 2009

Best Friends Animal Society

Every year I donate 10% of my profits from The Magic Sleigh to an animal rescue group.
This past year with my customers support we earned enough to "adopt " two different birds from the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary.
I thank you, my customers and friends for supporting this needed organization.

After looking long and hard at many groups in need, I have chosen the following.

My Charity for this year will be- The Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us.

In the late 1980s, when Best Friends was in its early days, roughly 17 million dogs and cats
were being killed in shelters every year. Despite the commitment of shelter workers to the animals in their care, the conventional belief was that little could be done to lower that terrible number.
Best Friends' No More Homeless Pets campaign created a new vision: A grassroots effort to place dogs and cats who were considered "unadoptable" into good homes, and to reduce the number of unwanted pets through effective spay and neuter programs. Since then, the number of dogs and cats being destroyed in shelters has fallen to approximately 5 million a year. There has been much progress,but there is still much more to do.

At the sanctuary
The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at Angel Canyon, at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah, is home on any given day to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care they can only receive at Best Friends.

Most of the animals who find their way to Best Friends have special physical or behavioral needs, and our expert staff of veterinarians, trainers and caregivers offer them all the help they require. Most of them are ready to go to good new homes after just a few weeks of special care. A few, who are too old or too sick, or who have suffered extra trauma, find a home and haven at the sanctuary, and are given loving care for the rest of their lives.

Remember, even if you do not purchase from me, support an organization of your choice, at these worst of times financially, it is the charities who hurt the most and are in need of the most support we can give them.

1 comment:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Kira and Scampi's mom ROKHKS!!!

Khyra The Pawsylvania Siberian