Wednesday, April 29, 2009

TODAY ONLY (Wed, Apr 29) - Bella of Cape Cod Sale, Benefits SSP


Don't forget to shop this Wednesday, April 29th!
Great Mother's Day gifts available!

All items purchased on April 29th from the Bella store will benefit Saving Shelter Pets. Bella's fun and funky collection of spring items will add flair to your wardrobe and is easy on your wallet -- all items are under $25!

On April 29
th, SSP will receive 20% of all sales. See their fabulous selection of clothing, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories at www.bellaofcapecod.com and don't forget to shop for SSP during the 1-day sale on April 29th!

All items purchased during the sale will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day.








About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

SSP Spring Auction Event - Donations Wanted!!

Our Spring Auction starts in less than two weeks!! This is a great opportunity for you to help SSP without sending us any of your hard-earned cash.

For this event, we are seeking in-kind donations to add to our online auction catalog - new or gently used household items, artist or artisn creations, articles of sale from your business, gift cards or certificates, etc. Let SSP turn those items into cash to help the animals!!


Last fall our auction raised over $1500, and we'd like this one to be even bigger!! All proceeds from our spring event will benefit our Puppy Promises program. There is still time to donate items, but we need to hear from you SOON to get them listed in time for the event kick-off.

If you would like to donate an item, or if you have any questions about the auction event, please send an e-mail to info@savingshelterpets.com.

Here's the link to our catalog so far: SSP Auction - Spring '09

The bidding begins Monday, May 4, at 8am EDT. Help us make this event our biggest fundraiser ever!!

From all of us here at Saving Shelter Pets -

*****THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!*****






About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SSP - Newsletter, April 2009

For anyone who doesn't already get our newsletter, here's the latest edition (from last week). Enjoy!!

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Greetings from Saving Shelter Pets! Well, the daffodils are blooming, the robins are back, and the sun is starting to feel a little warmer. We’re shaking off the blustery cold of the last few months, and we hope that spring is making its way into your neighborhood too.


Spring Auction Event – Call for Items
SSP is holding an online auction again this spring, and we’re looking for donated items to put up for bidding! Our auction last fall was a lot of fun, and it raised over $1500 for the animals too. We hope this one will be even bigger and better! The event kicks off May 4th and will run through May 18th with all proceeds benefiting our Puppy Promises program.

Do you have something you would like to contribute? If so, we would love to hear from you! We can accept new or “nearly new” household items (jewelry, clothing, knick knacks, etc), artist or artisan creations of all kinds, business gift certificates, event tickets, music or sports memorabilia, etc. Let SSP turn your unused items or artistic creations into cash to help the animals!

E-mail us today for more details, at info@savingshelterpets.com, if you have something to donate.


Bella of Cape Cod - One Day Online Sale
Mark the date on your calendar – April 29th. All items purchased online from Bella of Cape on that day benefit SSP! Their fun and funky collection of spring items adds flair to your wardrobe and is easy on your wallet. On April 29th, SSP will receive 20% of all their sales! See their fabulous selection of clothing, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories at www.bellaofcapecod.com and shop for SSP on April 29! All items purchased during the sale will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day.



Rescue #68 - Mission Accomplished
Thanks to your donations and the hard work of our Transport Committee, SSP's Rescue #68 was successfully completed during the first weekend in April. Four adult dogs and 51 (yes!! 51!!) puppies were delivered to rescues for adoption into forever homes. Hats off to everyone who contributed to this awesome effort! The pictures featured in this newsletter are faces of a few of the lucky passengers who made the journey.




Razoo's March Goodness Contest
Thanks to everyone for lending your support to SSP during the Razoo contest. While we eventually finished well out of the prize money, we truly appreciate the effort you made to keep SSP in the running for most of the contest. Thanks especially for the kind words from those of you who left comments while donating. These compliments, along with your dedication to SSP and the animals we help, are truly a source of inspiration for us.


Help SSP without Breaking Your Budget
Want to donate to SSP, but short on funds? You’re not alone! In this tough economy, it’s more important than ever to make your money work for you and for the animals too. SSP reminds you that we have a number of programs to help our animals while you shop or surf the internet:

Amazon.com – Do you enjoy online shopping? Shop at Amazon through this special link, and SSP will automatically receive up to 6% of your purchase dollars!

iGive – Maybe Amazon doesn’t have what you need. No worries!! You’re sure to find it at iGive, the Internet’s largest virtual shopping mall!! Many of today’s largest and hottest retailer websites are right there (think Barnes & Noble, Hot Topic, the iTunes Store, Best Buy, Home Depot, etc.), and SSP receives a percentage of all your purchases through iGive. So go to the iGive mall every time you shop online, and earn cash for the animals automatically while your shop your favorite stores!!

GoodSearch – Did you know that you can earn cash for SSP every time you search the Internet? It’s true! Visit the GoodSearch website, and sign up to benefit Saving Shelter Pets. Then make GoodSearch your home page and use it every time you surf. One penny from every search goes directly to SSP, at no cost to you whatsoever!


Do you Have an SSP Pet?
Have you adopted an animal that came from Saving Shelter Pets? If so, please drop us a line at info@savingshelterpets with an update! We love happy ending stories about the animals we help, and we would like to feature some of them here in the coming months. And please send pictures too!



On behalf of the animals that need our help, SSP would like to thank all of you who donate and support us to make it possible! Your generosity is especially appreciated in these difficult times. Together we can continue to make a life-saving difference for homeless pets!





About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Cancer Patient's Momma & Puppies are SAFE!! :)

UPDATE, Monday, April 20 - Woo hoo!! We received all funds, so Zoey and her puppies are SAFE!! Thanks to everyone who donated, cross-posted, sent positive energy, etc. Jeanette will be so VERY grateful to know that her little doggie family will be going to a safe rescue instead of an uncertain fate in the local shelter. SSP is truly fortunate to have you all working with us - together we can make great things happen!! Have a fantastic week!! :)

Below is an email that was forwarded to us by a fellow rescuer. The original letter comes from a wonderful woman, Jeanette, in need of help for a momma dog ("Zoey") and her 6 puppies that she had rescued but is unable to find homes for. We have found a no-kill rescue in the Northeast willing to take this family, provided we can raise the sponsorship to cover full vetting for all 7, spay surgery for Zoey, and transport costs to the Northeast.

If you would like to help this momma dog and her 7 pups, please visit our website to make a donation towards their care: http://savingshelterpets.com/index_don.html

Amount needed: $525
Raised so far:
$535
Still needed:
FULLY SPONSORED!!





Jeanette's plea for help:

My name is Jeanette and I would like to give you a short story of a severe situation I have been.

In November of 2008, I found two fine dogs crossing a busy street that I live on and I knew that if I didnt bring them in, they would be killed and I have seen this on my street many times. We tried very hard to locate the owners of theses dogs but without any success.

My next step was to call all animal "no kill" shelters but in Georgia there is no available room for dogs anywhere. Unfortunately, to make matters worse I'm very ill with a terminal lung disease. I opted against a lung transplant and have been very blessed to live beyond the years given by my doctors; but I can tell that I am getting weak and tired and it's impossible for me to take on any other responsibilities with dogs as I have one of my own and two other rescues. Also, I have no room nor the financial means with which to take on this added responsibility of these fine dogs and wonderful dogs.

The female dog is a Rhodesian Richback and the father is a Yellow Lab and Akitu - two extremely beautiful and intelligent dogs. I was very fortunate to find a good home for the Father with a well-to-do family that could meet all his needs in every way.

Unfortunately, the female was pregnant and I could not place her so I kept her until she had the puppies on January 21, 2009. All six of them were born healthy and beautiful.

To this point they have been de-wormed, paper trained and potty paper trained. They are also going to be highly intelligent dogs. It amazes me how quick they learn something new everyday at the early age of two months.

Attatched to this email are pictures of the parents and the puppies. It will be painful enough to say goodbye because I love them with all my heart.

These puppies are wonderful and have known nothing but love, hugs and kisses, since the day they were born. I know they will be nothng but a pure blessing and joy to anyone that is lucky enough to adopt them.

Thank you and GOD bless you for sharing the love of dogs as I do.

Sincerely,
Jeanette




About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cancer patient needs help for rescued puppies

UPDATE, Monday, April 20 - Woo hoo!! We received all funds, so Zoey and her puppies are SAFE!! Thanks to everyone who donated, cross-posted, sent positive energy, etc. Jeanette will be so VERY grateful to know that her little doggie family will be going to a safe rescue instead of an uncertain fate in the local shelter. SSP is truly fortunate to have you all working with us - together we can make great things happen!! Have a fantastic week!! :)

Below is an email that was forwarded to us by a fellow rescuer. The original letter comes from a wonderful woman, Jeanette, in need of help for a momma dog ("Zoey") and her 6 puppies that she had rescued but is unable to find homes for. We have found a no-kill rescue in the Northeast willing to take this family, provided we can raise the sponsorship to cover full vetting for all 7, spay surgery for Zoey, and transport costs to the Northeast.

If you would like to help this momma dog and her 7 pups, please visit our website to make a donation towards their care: http://savingshelterpets.com/index_don.html

Amount needed: $525
Raised so far:
$535
Still needed:
FULLY SPONSORED!!





Jeanette's plea for help:

My name is Jeanette and I would like to give you a short story of a severe situation I have been.

In November of 2008, I found two fine dogs crossing a busy street that I live on and I knew that if I didnt bring them in, they would be killed and I have seen this on my street many times. We tried very hard to locate the owners of theses dogs but without any success.

My next step was to call all animal "no kill" shelters but in Georgia there is no available room for dogs anywhere. Unfortunately, to make matters worse I'm very ill with a terminal lung disease. I opted against a lung transplant and have been very blessed to live beyond the years given by my doctors; but I can tell that I am getting weak and tired and it's impossible for me to take on any other responsibilities with dogs as I have one of my own and two other rescues. Also, I have no room nor the financial means with which to take on this added responsibility of these fine dogs and wonderful dogs.

The female dog is a Rhodesian Richback and the father is a Yellow Lab and Akitu - two extremely beautiful and intelligent dogs. I was very fortunate to find a good home for the Father with a well-to-do family that could meet all his needs in every way.

Unfortunately, the female was pregnant and I could not place her so I kept her until she had the puppies on January 21, 2009. All six of them were born healthy and beautiful.

To this point they have been de-wormed, paper trained and potty paper trained. They are also going to be highly intelligent dogs. It amazes me how quick they learn something new everyday at the early age of two months.

Attatched to this email are pictures of the parents and the puppies. It will be painful enough to say goodbye because I love them with all my heart.

These puppies are wonderful and have known nothing but love, hugs and kisses, since the day they were born. I know they will be nothng but a pure blessing and joy to anyone that is lucky enough to adopt them.

Thank you and GOD bless you for sharing the love of dogs as I do.

Sincerely,
Jeanette




About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.