As I’ve written here before, I’ve been blogging about pet adoption and rescue for K9 Cuisine this year. It’s worked out to be a great gig and I love writing about rescued pets and the people who make saving them possible.
It not only is a great writing gig for me, but it is a good company as well. Not only is it convenient for me to order our Fabulous Four’s food by having it shipped directly to Our Little House, the company’s CEO actively supports rescues and shelters.
Yesterday, I helped K9 Cuisine launch its’ Fans for Food campaign. If the company reaches its’ goal of 5,000 fans on Facebook by the end of the month, it will donate 2 bulk shipments, or about 5,000 pounds of food to two separate rescues.
The campaign is in honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Month.
One of the rescues, Half-Way Home in Collins, Mo., is the rescue for which I volunteer and they pull homeless pets from the municipal shelter in Springfield, Mo.
I could volunteer with rescues much closer to home (and I do drop money into their piggy banks when I see them at adoption events around town), but I found Half-Way Home one night while researching a story for the blog.
Their network of volunteers was getting the word out about pets that needed to be pulled from the shelter that week in order to save their lives. Our precious Chloe was among the ones on death row.
This truly is an amazing grass roots rescue. You can read more about it on my blog, Rescue Me, as well as Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, which will receive the other shipment of food. I hope you will also go to the K9 Cuisine Facebook page and press the “Like” button to help feed homeless animals, as well as suggest to your friends on Facebook to “Like” the page as well (there is a suggest to friends link to the left of the page).
Each time I look at Chloe, I’m so appreciative of Half-Way Home and the connection they made possible for us with her. Now I would like to try to give a little more back by making sure they receive a helping hand with food this fall.
What is your favorite volunteer activity?