Monday, January 24, 2011

Shelter Awareness Day



See this picture of me? That's a shelter face!

Vinny was in the shelter, too. Julie volunteered there years ago until it became impossible to go without bringing home a cat.

Any dogs or cats we've had were rescued and that's the theme of this very important day. If a pet is not in your future, then give to the local shelter. It'll do your heart good! They have need for the simplest of things; just give them a call and find out what you can do.

Taking care of animals is all part of responsible citizenship. Spaying and neutering is so important. Education is even more so, as children grow up to either respect the animals that share the Earth with us or they don't. It's up to us.

No matter what our circumstances, most of us are living a pretty good life. Let's share it!

--Tom

11 comments:

The Paw Relations said...

What a great post Tom!

Hannah and Lucy said...

A lovely post Tom - we are both rescue kitties and are so happy to have a furever home.

Cheri said...

Great post Tom - we are all ferals and shelter cats so we know how important it is to help out.

Cats of Wildcat Woods

sagechronicles said...

Toby and I both came from a shelter, so we know first hand how important it is for hu-mans to help in any way possible.

Random Felines said...

We couldn't agree more. We are all shelter (or almost shelter) cats!

meowmeowmans said...

Great message, Tom! Thanks to you and Julie for helping spread this important message. :)

Brian said...

That was very well said! Thanks for purrticipating in ShelterAware24!!!

Cathy Keisha said...

I was a shelter cat, who went from a kill to a no-kill shelter before adopting my peeps. We give blankets; towels; cat food, toys & beds; even paper plates and towels to our shelter. We also donate items which they can auction off to make $$. In fact, we now have a Chip-in on my blog for them. My 5th Gotcha Day is Jan 29th. Instead of a gift, I'm axing for donatons.

Mariodacat said...

I is a shelter kitty too and my peeps are firm believers in helping the local shelter by taking blankets, towels, my old toys, and even giving those green paper things. They need all the help they can get.

Mr. Pip said...

Great post and so important! I am a proud shelter dog and my three feline siblings are all rescue cats!

Your pal, Pip

Luscious Lucy said...

Hip Hip, Father Tom! You said it better than anyone! Our mom only adopts shelter or homeless -- rescue is the name of the game she says, tg.
Now we know you probably already have a slew of this award, but we awarded you, too! Come on over and pick it up from our page. We just loves youuuu.