Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog the Change

Thanks to Be The Change For Animals for again hosting this Blog the Change Blog Hop! 

We posted in July about a tiny shelter in New Mexico that is in desperate need of help to get their new shelter building up.  This is especially important to them with the winter months and cold weather and snow approaching.  Here is a link to that previous post.  Blankets and bedding are always needed, too.  If you can do anything to help Mountainair Animal Shelter, we know they would be forever grateful. 
Since that July post, we have come across a number of things that can be done to help shelters without requiring a monetary donation.  Many of you probably already know about these, but for newer bloggers that might not know, we thought we would post a few of these ideas -


We just read an idea earlier this week over at This One Wild Life by Kim Clune, who is also one of the founders of Be The Change For Animals.  We loved it so much that we wanted to repeat it here.  We thought it was an excellent idea for bloggers who love creative writing.  Here's what Kim said -

"Have you noticed how pet descriptions often read the same across various rescue sites? Let’s change that! I spent an hour with four rescue dogs last week, took notes on why each of these beautiful beings is unique, and donated the descriptions (and photos) to my local organization. You can too! "

She goes on to give excellent ideas for writing irresistable descriptions that give potential adopters more than just age, rank and serial number.  Go here to read Kim's post.  Your words could Be The Change for a dog or cat looking for their furever home.



A couple of our favorite Click-to-Donate sites are Free Kibble and  The Animal Rescue Site.  By simply clicking on a button, you can donate food to shelters in need.  How easy is that?  The Animal Rescue Site in connection with PetFinders is sponsoring another Shelter Challenge which also allows viewers to vote for their favorite shelter to win up to $10,000!  If you don't have a favorite shelter, we would love it if you would vote for the TOWN OF MOUNTAINAIR SHELTER in MOUNTAINAIR, NM!


Our last Be The Change idea is a local one here in South Carolina, but we thinks it deserves a mention. 

From Charleston Animal Society's website:

"Owners of bully breed dogs in the Charleston area are invited to take advantage of a new program offering $20 spay/neuter surgeries for Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bulldogs, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and bully breed mixes. Humane Net and the ASPCA, in conjunction with the Charleston Animal Society and Pet Helpers, are offering specially priced spay/neuter surgeries for these particularly at-risk canines.This limited-time offer allows bully breed owners to have their pets spayed or neutered for just $20 in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted puppies that end up at shelters or in the hands of dog fighters. Humane Net is a coalition of local animal welfare agencies that promotes spay and neuter to the community as a means of controlling pet overpopulation. For more information, please Make your appointment today - call our high quality low cost clinic at 556-SPAY (7729) Spay/Neuter Special $20 surgeries available for the first 100 dogs. Cost includes necessary vaccines."

This offer started in July, but we have confirmed that they still have vouchers available.  This is an amazing deal!  We're extra pleased to see that the Lowcountry is doing something supportive of bully breeds!

Now we're off to join the Hop!

The Road Dogs


Unknown said...

Wow! Great post!

Sarah said...

These are all excellent programs - thanks for spreading the word!

Pup Fan said...

Wonderful post!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Holy Gwalk A Moley... these are just fantastic suggestions!!! I can't thank you enough for putting this post up. Every little bit helps. You are the best!!!

Oskar said...

This post is full of so much information! Great job.

Nubbin wiggles,

Brian said...

Thanks so much for helping be the change!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Pawesome post!

We'll need to get on board fur this next year!


Sharon said...

Great ideas!

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Angel Hiro and Momma Tea said...

Pawesome post and I have been and voted for the mountainair shelter
Mollys Momma Tea
x xx x xx x

Anonymous said...

Gosh, this post is just FULL of the most wonderful ideas! We just luv the idea of helping to write stuff about dogs and kittehs needing homes. We're gonna have to check out what Miss Kim has to say about it!

Wiggles & Wags,

Levi said...

What a great post! I am gonna click everyday!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Dis post is full of grreat informations!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Daily Pip said...

Great post and great ideas! I am going to click click click away!!! I love the idea about writing creative descriptions for animals looking for homes!

Your pal, Pip

Terra said...

Love your post, I am such a believer to help rescue innocent babies! Your program that is offered in Charleston to Spay and Neuter is fantastic!

BtC4animals said...

Fabulous post, once again, Road Dogs! Thank you for blogging the change! And thanks too for including the donation of pet descriptions idea from my personal blog. :) Zia, one of the dogs from that post is meeting a new family today!

All the best,
Kim (and Amy by proxy)

Doxie Rod said...

great post, road dogs! so important, and some great programs! thanks for spreading this important message.

Unknown said...

Awesome post! Thank you for sharing - we are going to look into some of theose ideas!

Chester said...

Hi Road Dogs! Thanks for stopping by, it's nice to meet you too! I look forward to hearing about your adventures... --Chester