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!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hope in Austin Texas

via Cindy Marabito for

There's a new Shelter Sheriff in town! And she's being officially charged with a 90% "live outcome" goal. That's no small potatoes.

Meet Abigail Smith, Austin's new shelter director ...

(Photo courtesy of City of Austin Communications Office )

How will she do it? She'll help Austin become a no-kill shelter. And she has the experience to do it.

Read all about it.

Congrats, best wishes, and way to go Austin!! I particularly like how the local community set a goal, then searched nationally for the best person for the job. It indicates a level of seriousness not seen in most shelter situations.