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Saturday, January 15, 2011
There is a grass-roots organization in Kansas City, MO called Chain of Hope. It was started by Kate Quigley in 2010 as a way to reach dogs in the inner city that are chained; without shelter, food or water; neglected; or homeless. She and her volunteers will drive around until they find a dog who needs their help. They will provide a lighter tie-out for the dogs on heavy tow chains. They will give dog-houses with fresh hay to dogs living in mud with no protection from the elements. They will feed and water dogs whose owner's aren't able to care for them.
They don't just care for the dogs though. They also provide education. They knock on doors and talk to the dog owners. If the owner will agree, they will take the dog to be spayed or neutered. Sometimes, the owner will give up the dog altogether and Chain of Hope will foster it until it finds its forever home.
Situations are not always that easy to deal with though. If a dog is completely neglected and the owner can't be reached, they will call Animal Control and report the situation. Other times, it is too late for the dogs that Chain of Hope encounters. They might find them near death and the only way to help is to get the dog to a vet so it can be humanely euthanized, rather than suffer any longer.
Chain of Hope regularly holds fund-raising efforts to help sustain the organization. Mom went to one not long ago at a local bar. Many people came and brought food, treats and most importantly, cash. She met Ms. Quigley there and was amazed at what this one woman has been able to accomplish. She sees her as a hero, somebody to strive to be like. Ms. Quigley is an inspiration and a model for what all humans can do to help animals. Like her quote on the front page of their web-site says, "...if we can change the life of even one dog, it matters."
You can learn more about them and "Like" their Facebook page. You can also read their blog. My favorite story was a recent one about Jackson, who they helped to reunite with his owner. If you are in the KC area, I hope you will support Chain of Hope. Get to know them, spread the word, donate and maybe even volunteer.
And for my kitty friends-don't worry. Ms. Quigley feeds the felines she comes across too!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
1. When did you begin your blog?
I began my blog in April of last year.
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
I just wanted a place to share my thoughts and ideas with other anipals and their humans.
3. Is your current purpose the same?
Yes, mostly. I love to share what's going on in my life, but I've expanded my purpose a bit. I also enjoy sharing thoughts on pet adoption and how we can improve the lives of homeless pets in shelters.
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
Pretty much just as the spirit moves me. I have tried to set a schedule for myself, but it's hard when I have to rely on Mom to type for me.
5. Are you generating income from your blog?
No, I'm not really interested on generating income from it. I like the connections I have from it and sharing ideas. That's all I need from my blog!
6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular?
In general, I like having an outlet for my stories and ideas. What I like most about my blog is how laid back it is. I try to share happy thoughts and neat ideas for helping your local shelter. I think that my blog is good for bringing a smile to my readers' faces.
7. What do you like least?
Sometimes I feel like it's hard for me to keep up. Mom and I don't always have time to write, even though I've got lots of things I'd like to write about. Also, I worry that I'm not making the most of my blog because we're not very computer smart. That's why I'm sending Mom to BlogPaws again! Lastly, I get frustrated by not knowing how to gain more readers.
8. How do you see your blog changing or growing in 2011?
I'm thinking of changing my layout a little bit. I wonder a lot if the color scheme is too dark and if the columns are too narrow. I've already made one change-Mom got me a custom domain! I think I'll be easier to reach now at http://www.seabasscat.com/. Now I just need to get new cards made!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
3 Step Cat Tree is made with a faux fleece covering material, pressed wood, and is colored ivory. Let your cat lounge on any of the 3 platforms of this Armarkat cat tree. Comes with easy to assemble with step by step instruction and tools. Faux fleece is different from carpet as that it is softer,...
Sebastian Loves His Cat Tree
Pros: Comfy, Just The Right Size, Fun, Attractive Design
Best Uses: House Cats, Small Rooms
Describe Yourself: Long-time Pet Owner
Sebastian loves to sit on his cat tree and look outside. He can see much better now that he is off the floor. He also plays on it, running up and down. It's great for him to nap on as well.