Saturday, October 15, 2016

Helping Cats from My Couch #BtC4A


I think it's normal for animals lovers who are active on social media to feel helpless at times. So many innocent little faces need our help.

I'm fortunate to live in a part of the country where the need isn't as great. We have amazing shelters that aren't forced to euthanize due to lack of space. We're even able to regularly pull animals from southern kill shelters and have been told it's incredible how quickly animals are adopted here.

Thanks to being a cat blogger I receive more food, treats and toys than Mudpie can ever use so I'm able to make regular donations to my local shelters. I send money when I can and spotlight adoptable cats on our blog and social media, but still have been looking for a way to do more.

While I'd love to volunteer to clean cages and socialize cats or open my doors to a foster, that's just not in the cards for me right now, so when this showed up in my Facebook news feed I knew I'd found what I was looking for:



I was already familiar with Anjellicle Cats Rescue because of the amazing work they do pulling cats from the NYC ACC. They quite often pull cats who need extra TLC and medical attention before being ready to find their forever homes; cats that would otherwise never have a chance of making it out of the ACC alive.

Two days later myself and 3 other volunteers started contacting donors to collect the pledges, and within the first 24 hours we had cleared up the backlog raising thousands of dollars for Anjellicle. These are much-needed funds that allow ACR to continue to save the lives of these unfortunate cats who find themselves on death row, and moving forward we'll be able to collect the pledges on a more timely basis for each kitty's piggy bank.

Nothing feels better than helping cats in need and I'm enjoying this volunteer position so much, but what I didn't expect is that by contacting these wonderful donors I'm making new cat loving friends too! I've already had several great conversations, even one with a sweet lady in Germany. It's heartening to know that so many people around the world are working to make life better for cats. My small part just happens to take place from the comfort of my couch!

Want to help Anjellicle Cats Rescue? Click on their website's donation button and visit them on Facebook to follow their life-saving work!



15 comments:

  1. Wow, that is SO awesome you were able to help out Anjellicle! They were one of the rescues benefitting from Rescued profits.

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  2. We love that people care. We love they can help us. We love that there are places that matter to out unhomed friends.

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  3. That's so amazing! I love helping animals in need through my blogging and social networking as I'm not in a position right now to volunteer at a local shelter. I am also raising funds with Athena's rescue story and some of my Zazzle designs.

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  4. What a great reminder that there's ALWAYS some way to help - despite one's unique limitations :)

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  5. Thank U furr what u're doin'. We try to help our local shelters with photography, there are so many ways to help...heartwarming to see you finding yers...and those are such sweet sweet pictures u posted!

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  6. What a great thing you're doing! And it's great that you found a way to help even though you can't volunteer at a shelter in person. If everyone does some little bit of good in this world, it'll be a whole lot better world. Purrs...

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  7. This post makes me so happy, Melissa. And I know you must feel so happy, too, because you are indeed doing wonderful work! Even Mudpie can help, since this amazing work can be done from home. There's nothing better than that! Purrs to you!

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  8. What a pawsome idea! What I like about BtC4A is I find out about all these programs that I may have missed.

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  9. That is so awesome and a volunteer opportunity that people may not think of!

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  10. What a great way to help this rescue. There are so many ways to volunteer...some we wouldn't even think of.

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  11. Excellent post. I am so glad they are saving cats from the kill list. And how kind of you to do your part to help.

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  12. That's AWESOME! Thank you for helping Anjellicle, Melissa and Mudpie. What a wonderful way to do so much good!

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  13. Pawsome ! That's a wonderful way for helping a shelter ! Purrs

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  14. And what important work it is! What you're doing is incredibly important, and no doubt means the difference between whether or not some cats can be saved or treated for serious ailments.

    Isn't it amazing, how many different ways we can help animals in need? Have you found that it's hard to say who's gaining more from your work - the cats, or you? I've always felt it was such a gift to myself to get involved!

    Thank you so much for blogging - and being - the change for animals,
    Kim Thomas
    Be the Change for Animals

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