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Help Dogs Get a Better Life for Valentine's
It's cold and lonely outside.
For those of you who have lost a pet, Valentine's Day thoughts of love can be bittersweet. For those of you who still have their loved ones by their side, Valentine's Day is filled with joy and appreciation for the love that is with you.
There is one group that does't fit into either category. The forgotten ones. The ones that are chained up in backyards in the freezing temperatures, in the cold dark nights. Alone. No love. No treats. No warm blankets. No family.
Let's give them Valentine's Day hope. Dogs Deserve Better is running a wonderful Chained/Penned dog awareness week campaign. They are asking for addresses of homes or businesses that have their dogs chained or penned unmercifully. You will be anonymous.
DDB works with schoolchildren to create Valentine's Day cards which will be sent to the owners of these dogs. It is done in a very non confrontational way. The dogs will get a treat and coupon as well. Hopefully this will inspire the owners to reassess the treatment of their suffering dogs. (Remember, cruelty doesn't always come from bad intent, it often comes from lack of education)
I fully support this wonderful program and recommend that you do as well. If you are lucky enough to live in an area where all the pets are blessed with owners as wonderful as you, well, then, you can always donate money so they have the ability to reach more dogs.
Dogs Deserve Better's goal this year is getting Valentine's to 10,000 chained, cold, neglected dogs.
Dogs Deserve Better Valentine's Program (they do this every year, btw)
They need you.
Please pass this on.
I thank you.
Delilah thanks you.
Dogs and Cancer, what you can do.
There is one word that I am terrified of. In all ways, shapes and forms. That word is cancer. I have lost so very much to that word. My mother, my father, my aunt, my uncle, a great friend, and the handsomest dog ever. My "I am passionately in love with you dog". I have lost others as well, but I don't want to turn this into a list of heartbreak.
Not today. It is cloudy outside. That is enough.
But there is a bright light in the middle of all this. A sun shining because people care. Because people dedicate their lives for a cause. And I thank these people. Profusely. So someday I will no longer live in fear of a word.
The National Canine Cancer Foundation is one of those bright lights.
Working to take cancer out of the equation, the NCCF is committed to doing the real work. Raising funds to provide grants for researchers working in all aspects of canine cancer: treatments, diagnostics, ease of suffering, and, ultimately the cure.
What impressed me the most is that this organization combines the heart and love we share with our pets along with the actual scientific work that needs to be done.
We are really getting closer than ever. Please think of supporting this wonderful organization. Click here to donate: NCCF
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