EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: April 2013

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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thank You WildLife Welfare... our April COTM

Thank You
WildLife Welfare

nominated by Veronica of ScrappyRat

All month long our Charity of the Month has been WildLife Welfare- we've seen on a week to week basis through our features what a challenge it is and how much dedication it takes to be a wildlife rehabber. 

Here is a testimonial from the EFA Member who nominated WW... Veronica of Scrappy Rat has this to say about her first hand experience with this organization:

"I used to be a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and worked with Wildlife Welfare. They were so nice and helpful, they do so much to help injured and orphaned wildlife. They need support because most of the rescues that used to help wildlife have switched to only helping birds, so without WW, most of the the squirrels, opossums, and other mammals wouldn't have anywhere to go for help. I rehabbed the sweetest little newborn deer mice with their help. So small, yet they got strong and grew and grew. It was an incredible amount of work, but they're such beautiful tiny animals.

original note cards
by ScrappyRat

I also have rehabbed squirrels, too. They're soooo cute, but as they get older they grow biiiiiiig claws. You can easily see who's got adolescent squirrels they're caring for, just by looking at their hands and arms !

I'm so grateful to the people who rehab. I don't have the health to do it really, because of my spine disease, but I know how much work it is. It's rewarding, but its also heartbreaking at times. Plus it's an endurance test, in a way, with sleep deprivation being the order of the day. Feedings every 3 hours means you're really only sleeping about 2 hours on, 1 hour off, and if you're feeding a lot of animals, it can mean even less sleep. When they grow up and you release them, it's the best feeling though... 

Wildlife Welfare is a group of really good people working super hard to help these little creatures. I'm so impressed with the people I've met from their group."

Thank you, WildLife Welfare for all that you do to help the woodland critters that need rescue ! 

A note to those peeps and/or EFA members who need or want to send in a donation to WW- the links are below... WildLife Welfare now accepts PayPal for our convenience. 

Be a COTM sponsor... with a minimum donation of $10- you'll get a complimentary etsy mini on our website. Also dont forget to report your donations to Team EFA so that we can include your hard earned dollars into our team's donation odometer.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

ANiMAL PETiTiONS CORNER by Alicia of WoodsEdge

Presented by Alicia of WoodsEdge

1. Help Save Endangered Blue Whales

There are currently less than 10,000 blue whales left on earth who are being needlessly killed in collisions with ships off the coast of California when they migrate through the Santa Barbara coast. The Unfortunately, the Navy has opposed opening up the Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station waters for additional shipping lanes, which would allow ships to avoid waters where these gentle giants swim and feed. 

Please send a letter to the Obama administration asking that the Navy be required to open additional shipping lanes during the months blue whales migrate through heavily used areas. 

2. Get Protection for Wolverines

There are only a few hundred wolverines left in the wild thanks to trapping, poisoning and hunting, which have all pushed them to the brink of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering listing them as threatened, but with so few left conservationists are calling for endangered status under the Endangered Species Act. 

Please send a letter to the FWS asking that wolverines get full protection as endangered species. 

3. Give a Voice to the 10,000 Lab Animals Who Drowned During Hurricane Sandy

10,000 rats and mice were trapped in cages and left to die at New York University Medical Center in NYC during hurricane Sandy, even though there was enough time to protect them from this gruesome death. In Defense of Animals estimates that 52,000 animals have drowned in facilities that house animals in basements during storms. 

Please send a letter to NYU officials asking the university to switch to humane alternatives and at the very least move animal facilities higher elevations away from the East River. 

1-2-3 ACTiONS 

Friday, April 26, 2013

COTM Treasury: 'Black and Blue' by KneeDeepOriginals

'Black and Blue' by KneeDeepOriginals

But beautiful !! These Etsy for Animals sellers each donate a portion of the sale of these items to our charity of the month, which for April is Wildlife Welfare, out of North Carolina.

Black Ikat Sash Belt vintage...

Button Modern Owl Bird Blue...

Zebra Love - Print of Pen an...

Blue Bunny Figurine with Pas...

Make a Wish 5x5

Breakaway Adjustable Cat Col...

Cat lounging oil painting re...

HERBIVORE Rectangular Word P...

Bunny and Leaves Black Viny...

Mirror Image, 8x10 Fine Art ...

Swarovski crystal and sterli...

Original Cat ACEO - Bad Disg...

Watercolor flower painting, ...

All Spots Dalmatian Dog Art ...

Large 36" x 42" &...

Cow watercolor print 8x10 fr...

Team Treasury: "Mind What You Love" by Brizel4theAnimals

'Mind What You Love... fund raising for animals with Team EFA' by brizel4TheAnimals

These wonderful animal charity benefiting items were promoted by our members in our Etsy for Animals Teams forum. 

Check out our latest items: https://www.etsy.com/teams/6354/efa-etsy-for-animals/discuss/12047950/page/12

Typography original art 8x10...

CarSeat Blanket Barking Dog...

Watercolor bird painting, bi...

Upcycled Hummingbird Feeder ...

Peacock, Walking on Flowers,...

Structural Hoop and Blue Cze...

Yorkie Rockstar, Dreamy York...

Boho, Gypsy, Goddess-Mother ...

1970s rhinestone snake cuff ...

Poison Arrow Frog Cat Toy

Silky Red Chemise - Renaissa...

Ruby chandelier earrings wit...

Vintage 70s Kitchen Kitsch A...

Vegan Chocolate Cherry Fudge

iPad Case iPad Sleeve iPad c...

Open Edition Print of Gray T...

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