Sunday, May 13, 2007

I Want Your Money (Please)

For a few years now, I've done The Blogathon, an online event where you blog for 24 hrs straight to raise money for a designated charity. I always choose a Shih Tzu rescue group. This year, it will be Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Rescue of Texas. The Blogathon won't be until July 28th (mark your calendars!) but like every other rescue I know, Lone Star needs desperately needs money now. Since May 1, they've been asked to take in 39 dogs -- that's THIRTY NINE -- dogs from animal shelters, from owners who can no longer keep them, and strays found on the street. If you have a few dollars to spare and would like to help Lone Star rescue a dog or two, please please please make a donation to them, even if it's only a small amount -- hey, every little bit helps! Donations can be made through Pay Pal or by mailing a check. You can find links to do that in this entry from their blog. Thank you!!!

(In the photo is one of the shelter dogs that Lone Star would like to pull. She's 11 yrs old and blind, and it doesn't take a genius to know that the general public will not be lining up to adopt her anytime soon.)

And, if you're in a position to provide a foster home for Lone Star, please fill out an application. Like every other rescue group out there, they are always in dire need of fosters. If you can't foster a dog, please consider helping in other ways. Not sure how else to help? Check out this list of 100 ways to help a rescue without adopting or fostering.

If you'd like to help a rescue group or animal shelter but not sure which one to call, you can find listings of local organizations by going to Petfinder and putting in your zip code.

I'm not sure why but out of all of Lone Star's dogs, if I could adopt one, it would be Bok Choy. Probably because her name is food-related. :)
UPDATE: As of May 13, Lone Star is able to take nine of these dogs, woo hoo! And, happily, a few others have been either adopted or spoken for by other rescues. They still want to get the four seniors from Galveston though so please send a few bucks their way if you can. Thank you!
UPDATE #2: As of May 22, a foster home has been found for the doggy in the picture but Lone Star still needs fosters for three other seniors (hint hint).

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