Thursday, August 16, 2012
CHARITY OF THE MONTH
Usually each month, TEAM EFA designates one animal charity as our Charity of the Month (aka COTM).
During the month of August, Team EFA's Charity of the Month is ANYTHING GOES… which means that efa cotm members who participate in our COTM program will be able to select from any of our last 11 charities when making their donations.
As is becoming tradition during the quieter summer month of August... patrons, sponsors & members have a renewed opportunity to look back on EFA's 2011/12 COTM charities and assist one or several of these fabulous organizations.
Each week we will look at 3 COTMS... ENJOY & please donate if you can !
THE FERAL CAT RESCUE PROJECT
Nominated by Patty of CatCalls,
Heather of TheBlueWindmill,
Nicole of Brizel4TheAnimals
"Chriss Pagani has spent close to 10 years feeding and caring for the feral cats that come to her home in the rural farmland of Oregon which is owned by her sister.
As a cat lover with a childhood that mimics much the same as a feral cat's life, she feels a kind of kinship with these felines that are looking for a safe place to live out their existence in the wild. She accepts the fact that they are wild cats. She tries to find homes for the kittens who have been socialized, but she also tries to provide a kind of protected atmosphere around her home where those who will always be wild can abide without being caught and killed by humans who deem them a useless nuisance.
The Feral Cat Rescue Project's blog is an attempt to document the lives of these feral cats and their plight. She decided that poor kitties deserved to be seen by the world, to give their lives meaning to a broader audience, so she started photographing and documenting them, giving faces to their stories and putting their lives into words."
READ PATTY'S FULL EFA BLOG ARTICLE HERE.
ViSiT their blog
CHICAGO ENGLISH BULLDOG RESCUE
Nominated by Esse of EkNeverFeltBetter
"Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR for short) has been helping pure-bred bullies and their families for 3 years. We are a licensed Illinois shelter and a 501c3 charitable organization. The care we provide our English Bully rescues exceeds any you will find from a breed rescue…heck, any rescue! This love includes a high quality diet, the best veterinary care around from a bulldog specialist, and behavioral evaluations of the highest quality.
"Don’t be fooled by our name, we cover a very large Midwest territory. We serve Chicago-proper and the surrounding suburbs, the state of Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin including Milwaukee. Made up of 100 volunteers, CEBR has rehomed almost 300 bullies and counseled hundreds of families to provide support, encouragement and training consults to help keep bullies in their homes."
READ THE FULL EFA BLOG ARTICLE HERE.
VISIT their website
CHECK OUT their bullies
NORTH STAR RESCUE
Nominated by Veronica of ScrappyRat
"North Star Rescue is a unique organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, a rescue group that is solely dedicated to rescue and welfare of companion rodents.
Companion rodents, a term that doesn't often come up at the dinner table, is a broad label used to encompass the various species that North Star Rescue works to protect including rats, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs and chinchillas.
North Star Rescue operates like many rescues with no central location, instead relying on an all-volunteer team of unpaid helpers who give space in their homes and their hearts to help care for the Bay Area's abandoned pet rodents until they can be found loving, permanent homes."
READ THE FULL EFA BLOG ARTICLE HERE.
ViSiT their website
FOLLOW them on Fb