EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: October's COTM: Baldwin County Humane Society: BARC!

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Monday, October 03, 2011

October's COTM: Baldwin County Humane Society: BARC!

October's Charity of the Month:
Baldwin County Humane Society - BARC!
nominated by YarnMiracle

Founded in 1979, The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) was Baldwin County, Alabama's first animal advocacy group. There were no other shelters or rescue groups in the county at that time. Since then, multiple animal welfare groups have been formed in many of Baldwin's towns and cities, but BARC! remains the only county-wide animal rescue resource.

This 501(c)3 not-for-profit is run as an adoption agency rather than a shelter. BARC! relies on volunteers to foster animals in their homes until they are placed with their adoptive family. The goal of the organization is to "eliminate the number of abused and abandoned pets through spay/neuter, education, rescue and adoption."

Michael walking big dogs at one of the Kennels that
sometimes hosts BARC! dogs while a foster home is found.

We've been residents of Alabama for eight years now and supporting the Baldwin County Humane Society nearly that long. With the help of foster parents like us and kennels around the county, BARC! rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes hundreds of abused, abandoned and neglected pets annually.

If you live in the area, take a look at the on-line photo galleries of adoptable cats and dogs to see if your new best friend is among them!

Betty and one of our Foster Dogs, Ted.

BARC! does not receive government funding and are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States. The organization relies soley on the generosity of individuals, foundations, grants and annual events to help homeless and abused animals.

This makes BARC! an ideal candidate for the attention of Etsy for Animals!

When our personal economy tanked, I was anxious to continue our financial support of BARC! As soon as I realized that I was going to start selling toy animals on Etsy, it all came together: I made a commitment to donate funds from the purchase of each stuffed animal to helping real animals find homes.

Please help me help BARC! make a difference in the lives of cats and dogs by making a commitment to the EFA Charity of the Month program this month! If you choose not to offer a percentage of sales, you can always share a fixed amount. All donations can be made online through the BaldwinHumane.org.

Every bit will help this remarkable, dedicated, hard working organization.

Kitten looking for a home at a BARC! adoption event.

To find out more about the Baldwin County Humane Society's initiatives, goals, and work with law enforcement on behalf of abused animals or to read adoption stories, please visit their website here: BaldwinHumane.org.



by Team EFA's COTM Leader

Team EFA promotes our Charity of the Month program during the course of each month...

* on our COTM website page
* on our main blog
* through our social media channels (Facebook & Twitter)
* through EFA's Teams & Yahoo Groups
* with weekly COTM specific Treasuries
* by encouraging COTM members to use our COTM logo in their Etsy listings

Additionally... please note:

* ANY EFA member who donates $10
or more to our charity of the month
becomes a "COTM Sponsor" &
will receive a free Etsy mini 1x1
the following month.


ANYONE can support Team EFA's COTM program by purchasing a product which will benefit our Charity of the Month... click here to see the selection of goodies:

Thanks so much for your consideration
Let's make a difference !


  1. Looking forward to sales to support this wonderful cotm !

  2. Sounds like a wonderful cause and organisation!! :) Hope to make some sales and support them!

  3. This is grassroots action at its finest! WTG, Baldwin County!

    (Here's hoping I start to get some sales, so I can donate!)


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