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, April 8, 2011

Vote For Pets Alive Westchester


ASPCA has a $100K contest currently going on, and the very deserving
Pets Alive Westchester is in the running. (I think all shelters are deserving but might as well marshall the forces so one you know can win!)

How it works is you vote for a shelter DAILY and the one with the most votes wins!

In order to make the next round, Pets Alive Westchester (which is currently in spot 55) needs to be in
spot 50. So your daily vote will really make a difference!

This is the shelter that adopted out one-third of its senior pets in one year (is it a no-kill and as such had been essentially warehousing animals), and whose amazing year-end newsletter prompted me to add them to my monthly contribution list. They took over the antiquainted (but lovingly-run) Elmsford Animal Shelter, where I got three of my last four dogs, and have really energized the place. This is exactly the type of place you want to see receive a large grant like this because they will maximize that money for the benefit of many animals.

Here's what you do:
Cast one vote each day to help decide which fifty animal shelters will get to compete in the ASPCA $100K Challenge. Even one vote can make a big difference to your favorite challenge contestant.

You can vote once each day between April 04, 2011 at 9:00AM, Eastern Time and April 15, 2011 at midnight, Eastern Time. We’ll announce the fifty contestants on April 18, 2011.