Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Calling all Etsy sellers! (August fundraiser announcement)

Saving Shelter Pets, Inc (SSP) is looking for Etsy sellers to participate in an upcoming fundraiser August 16th through August 26th (11 days total).

We would like to find a diverse group of stores/sellers willing to donate 20% (or more if you'd like!) of their sales to Saving Shelter Pets, Inc during our 11-day fundraiser in August.

Last year's fundraiser was a huge success. We raised hundreds of dollars for our spay & neuter program, and participating sellers noted a significant increase in their store sales!

Please respond to THIS THREAD in the Etsy forums if you would like to participate in this fund raiser, or feel free to email us at info @ savingshelterpets.com [remove spaces].

For more information on Saving Shelter Pets, our rescue efforts, and spay/neuter programs, please visit us on the web at http://www.savingshelterpets.com/

Thank you so much for your time. :)



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, July 27, 2009

Pitchfork '09 Wrap-Up

As most of you know, every year Saving Shelter Pets has a nonprofit booth at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. We normally only attend Saturday & Sunday, but this year we braved the cold on Friday night for our first 3-day festival weekend. Despite the not-so-July weather, the weekend was a lot of fun and definitely another success for our rescue group.

Located between the main concert stages and the beer tent, our booth was in a prime location to attract visitors.... and Miss Bojangles, the terrier/chihuahua mix, definitely did her job in reeling in all the animal lovers! We had the opportunity to meet and chat with some wonderful people --and even recruited a few new volunteers in the process. Over the 3-day weekend, we were able to raise $358 in donations towards our rescue efforts! :)

Depending on the number of volunteers who attended the festival for our group, we will also receive anywhere between a $500 and $1,000 donation from the Pitchfork festival. As always, a HUGE thank you to everyone who volunteered this year! We couldn't do this festival year after year without you!! :)

Click the images below to enlarge them:



LEFT: the SSP booth, manned by volunteer Margaret; RIGHT: Jane and Jamie (SSP Board Members) with Miss Bojangles the terrier/chihuahua mix

** CLICK HERE to get your own "8 Reasons" t-shirt & help us spread the message about spay/neuter!




LEFT & RIGHT: Miss Bojangles reeling in the crowd





LEFT: Grizzly Bear performing their soundcheck on Sunday morning; RIGHT: The Flaming Lips rocking Union Park on Sunday night




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.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Transport #71 - Dogs Want THEIR Independence Day Too!!

UPDATE, Fri, July 10, 7am EDT - WE'RE SOOOO CLOSE!!!Just a few more dollars and ALL of these doggies will be ready to head off to their new lives!! PLEASE consider making a donation, of any size - every little bit helps!! We'll let this fundraiser run through Friday morning. With YOUR help - We can DO THIS!!

***DEADLINE FOR FUNDS EXTENDED TO TODAY AT 10AM EDT***


Saving Shelter Pets is currently working on Transport #71. The dogs below need YOUR help so they can have their Independence Day too!! Celebrate the July 4 holiday by helping these homeless dogs start their journey to freedom and a loving home of their very own!! :) Donations of all sizes welcome - thanks SO MUCH for your support!!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!!

Black Jack


Poor Black Jack was supposed to go on a previous transport but tested positive for Heartworm, and had to stay behind for treatment. Can you spare a few dollars to help him pay off his vet bill ($200 for heartworm treatment) and hop on this next transport?

Funds Needed: $200
Raised So Far: $150
STILL NEED: $50



Blondie


Blondie was a Puppy Promises momma, whose her owners decided they wanted to be rid of HER too!! On top of that, Blondie tested positive for Heartworm. She has already been spayed through Puppy Promises, so she needs just $100 for shots & transport, plus $200 for the Heartworm treatment. Can you help SSP turn this adorable girl's luck around?

Funds Needed: $300
Raised So Far: $300
FULLY SPONSORED!!



Baloo


This big fluffy guy was pulled from the DeKalb County shelter earlier in the year and he also tested positive for Heartworm. He needs $200 to pay off his vet bill and get on his way to freedom!! Big dogs from Georgia shelters, especially those with Heartworm, rarely get a chance - won't you please help him?

Funds Needed: $200
Raised So Far: $200
FULLY SPONSORED!!



Ozzy


Ozzy is a cute Aussie mix who gets along wonderfully with everyone!! He is already neutered, so he just needs $100 for his vet exam and his spot on the transport. Let's help this little Murray County stray get on his way to freedom!!

Funds Needed: $100
Raised So Far: $100
FULLY SPONSORED!!



Ellie May


Ellie May is a gorgeous Blue Tick Coonhound dog. She knows that with so many hounds in Georgia, a big girl like her will have trouble finding a home. But she also knows that SSP's rescues will appreciate her super-friendly personality and will find her an awesome forever home. She is already spayed and needs just $100 to cover the rest of her expenses.

Funds Needed: $100
Raised So Far: $100
FULLY SPONSORED!!



Litter of 6 "Really Mixed" Breed Pups


The breed mix of this multi-colored litter is anyone's guess, but one thing is certain - they are absolutely adorable!! :) They are a Puppy Promises litter, and need $50 each for their vetting & transport, plus the spay surgery for their mom.

Funds Needed: $300
Raised So Far: $225
STILL NEED: $75



Litter of 5 Terrier/Chi Pups


These tiny babies, also from our Puppy Promises program, are looking forward to getting out of Georgia and heading to the Northeast to start their new lives in happy homes!! They each need $50 to get on their way - can you help them?

Funds Needed: $250
Raised So Far: $190
STILL NEED: $60



Litter of 7 Hound Mix Pups


It just wouldn't be a SSP Transport without at least ONE litter of Hound Mix puppies - and here they are!! These seven adorable black & tan kids are also from the Puppy Promises program. Hounds are all too common in Georgia, so they want to go somewhere else - like a rescue in the Northeast! Let's help them - $50 apiece gets them on their way.

Funds Needed: $350
Raised So Far: $275
STILL NEED: $75



Litter of 4 Redbone Mix Pups


Speaking of hounds, these four Puppy Promises cuties are high mix Redbones. They want their chance at freedom in the Northeast too, and they asking nicely for just a little help so they can get their vetting and their ride. They also need $50 each.

Funds Needed: $200
Raised So Far: $150
STILL NEED: $50



Yogi


Yogi is an adorable puppy from Murray County. This poor guy is an orphan, and he needs to find a family to love him. For just $50, SSP can get Yogi to a rescue in the Northeast, where he'll get a good start on a great life!!

Funds Needed: $50
Raised So Far: $50
FULLY SPONSORED!!



Litter of 3 Chi Mix Pups


These three tiny kids finally got their picture taken so you all can see how precious they are!! They are part of the Puppy Promises program too, so they will need $50 each for the journey north. Can you help them get on their way?

Funds Needed: $150
Raised So Far: $100
STILL NEED: $50




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.