Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Save Todd Baran's Job!

Apparently this man has made a big impact in his community, by turning (de facto) his shelter into a no kill shelter for the past three years. The town where he works, Bolingbrook, IL, wants to eliminate his position as part of a cost saving measure. Now I know we need to keep budgets trim, but considering Mr. Baran has helped successfully adopt out all the dogs that might have been euthanized in his town, I think he's the type of worker a place would want to keep around.

Meet Todd Baran:

There is a petition being signed to help Mr. Baran keep his job. That can be found here:

Another way to help is to write to:

Mayor Roger C. Claar

or by sending "regular mail" to:

Mayor Roger C. Claar
The Town Center
375 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 226-8412

Please be respectful; it does not help the cause to do otherwise, and this is democracy at work. The Mayor has a job to do, and just needs to know how much Mr. Baran's work is appreciated.