can anyone suggest a good animal non-profit org. in the gulf?

so far it seems that the best organization to send money to for my fundraising campaign is the Humane Society of the US.

one can send money whilst specifying that it is to go towards helping people impoverished by katrina and our lovely british petroleum (i will never capitalize their name!), feed their pets.

if anyone knows of another org. that is helping to distribute food and low cost/free veterinary, PLEASE let me know asap so that i can investigate.

having had our own non-profit in san diego, i can only imagine how much it would mean to a small grass roots organization, toughing it out in the south right now and saving the lives of pets, otherwise bound for the (high kill) shelters.

thanks everyone, your response is great and i am so excited at the prospect of helping out, if only a wee bit!
xo
heather

money to help people keep their pets…

i can’t stand this anymore.

here i sit at my computer with my four legged children sleeping at my feet (figo is on my lap and simon is next to the computer) and in the midst of all these petitions i am signing, i am reading about people in the south eastern usa, so devasted by katrina and now by this grotesque spewing of oil into the gulf, the source of their livelihood demolished along with their homes. they can barely provide for themselves and their families, so what happens to their four legged babies?!?

they are being taken to the local shelters to be euthanized.

if ever in my life i have thought i had it hard, i have never ever had to consider relinquishing my animals. the thought makes it hard to even write.

sooo, why share all this with you?

because i want to do something. something more than just sign these petitions…

and as i was weeping to john, wallowing in my feelings of helplessness, he reminded me that i can do something. i can make jewellery and jewellery makes money. so find an organization that can help and then raise money to send to this org.

he is so brilliant and i love him so :)

as soon as he says this, i read a blog post from the humane society of the us. they have just collaborated with another group to send tons of pet food to some of the areas hardest hit by katrina and the gulf spill.

i am going to do some more research and then make a proposal to all of you.

if you are thinking about a piece of jewelry, be it a little peace sign or a large custom creation, i will send a portion of the sale to such a rescue group in the month of july.

still have to do some research, but thought here was the best place to get the ball rolling.

i will keep you posted.

be so well

(and say a prayer for the international whaling commission, meeting today in morocco to decide the fate of the barbaric practice of whaling).