(Closed) Animal Lovers Unite!

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mrs. Bee, I’m also an avid animal lover.  I CANNOT turn a stray away.  my dream is to someday own a ranch that I can also use as a no kill animal sanctuary, (with adoptions of course).   My Fiance gets made at me sometimes because when I come home I always run to hug the cat first and not my Fiance.  And those Sarah Mclachlan commercials….man.  They get me everytime.  I’ve started changing the channel when they come on because I just can’t take it, I get so emotional.  I donate to the ASPCA and a few local shelters.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ANIMAL LOVER HERE!  I grew up around animals.  We’ve had them all and I consider all my babies a member of my family.  My dad and I always talk about buying farming property and doing dog rescue!  I support the ASPCA and my local humane society, but I would also recommend looking into rescue associations.  They have one for almost every breed.  I support the Bulldog Rescue Club of America (in honor of my baby, Georgia) and I know they are pretty reliant on donations.  I think it’s something great to become involved with because the majority of their efforts are aimed at rescuing dogs and finding permanent homes.  

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Our backyard!

I’m an absolute animal lover. We rescued our dog, Betty White from the PSPCA. She was obviously abused and is attached to my hip and incredibly neurotic, but I love her to death. We also rescued a rabbit from the local SPCA which we were told was a male but ended up popping out five babies a month after we got him/her. I was told by the vet to not expect any of them to make it because she was incredibly aggressive with them and I had to separate them from her and hand feed them myself. Four out of five made it and we ended up keeping the runt of the group and naming him Applesauce. We found the other three happy, healthy homes. We have another rabbit and two chinchillas, but those were bought locally at breeders. We’ll definitely be rescuing all of our pets in the future and would love to foster dogs when we get a house (I’m allergic to cats unfortunately).

I recently partnered up with the PSPCA and now whenever anyone buys any animal-related prints from my illustration shop at http://www.youwannatalkjive.etsy.com they receive a 10% discount. I also donate 10% of my proceeds to a charity of the month every month since I’m a member of Etsy for Animals and they always have great monthly charity choices

Right now I’m working on a childrens book called "Gimme Shelter," which will focus on dogs that have been rescued (mostly locally, here in Pennsylvania) or dogs that are currently still in shelters. The book will educate children and their families about the benefits of adopting the family dog through a shelter, emphasizing humane concepts such as compassion and responsible pet care.

Ideally, my goal is to help raise funds and awareness for pet adoption, so once the book is available for sale, portions of the proceeds will be donated to the PSPCA (Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Those ASPCA commercials make me cry my eyes out but I’m happy I can give back, even if it’s just a little for the time being. It would be fun to do some sort of bee-related animal charity since I think a lot of us are animal lovers and the dog generation of bees just joined us 🙂

Oh mah gah I babble!! Ok, going to cuddle my pooch now!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I’m a big animal lover, too. I will absolutely start crying if I see more than two seconds of that Sarah McLaughlin commercial.  One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made is seeing the movie "Marley and Me".  I came out of there looking like a huge mess because I was bawling my eyes out.

I support our local Humane Society, because that’s where we found our two adorable, amazing kitties. @CandyCorn–your children’s book sounds awesome.  I think that would help so many kids and families find companion animals AND learn to care for them.  

After Hurricane Katrina, I donated to Noah’s Wish, an animal charity that helps animals survive natural disasters: 

http://www.noahswish.org/

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Did you ladies watch the "Puppy Cam" with the Shiba Inus?  OMG!  I became borderline obsessed with them!  I would keep them in the corner of my screen at work!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m a huge animal lover & a monthly donor to the ASPCA & North Shore Animal League.  You should definitely look into North Shore – they’re local and do wonderful work.  http://www.nsalamerica.org/

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yep, another animal lover here! I’ve rescued two cats and two dogs. I can’t imagine life without my furry friends. I have this dream of someday having a small organic farm and raising goats!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Big animal lover here! My fiance and I are tossing around the idea of having a farm someday. Then I can have all the barn cats I want. And 4 or 5 dogs. And sheep, horses, chickens, cows, etc.

Anyway, I usually support the ASPCA and my local Human Society.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

We love animals here 🙂 We can’t have any pets though because our apartment doesn’t allow it (don’t tell anyone about my two bettas!) Mr. Joe works for a private nonprofit animal shelter in SoHo though. It doesn’t pay well, but he’s definitely passionate. Just this weekend we past someone out in Union Square with their cats up for adoption and he made a small donation! If you want to donate to local shelters, ASPCA is AMAZING, and I also like Animal Haven (ok, I’m biased lol) and Sean Casey Animal Rescue (they take in and adopt out ANYTHING hampsters, snakes, dogs, lizards, etc).

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Yay!  We adopted our dog from Animal Haven in Soho!  And our cat was a stray too!  Love love love!!!!  Our wedding registry was a charity registry to donate to ASPCA or WWF.  But I too love Animal Haven if you want to support a local animal rescue (since that’s where I got my pup (and hope to get another soon)! 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Oooo, when did you adopt LM? Mr. Joe might know your dog :p Or I may for that matter lol

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ah Mrs. Bee, you are a woman after my own heart. I operate a private feline sanctuary – the Shawnee OM Shanti Cat Sanctuary – SOS Cats for short. The sanctuary is a living memorial to my daughter, Shawnee, who died unexpectedly several years ago.

All of my feline family were rescued from the state forest lands in back of my house. Most are ferals, others are dump-offs. It took me five long years of trapping and a whole lot of money to get them all neutered and vaccinated. I am proud to say we have not had a kitten born here since 2005!

I am feeding over 40, and we have Amish-built mini-barns and shelters for them, as well as feeding and water stations. Some have become domesticated, others never will be. The nearest dirt road or neighbor is over 1/2 mile away, so no worries about that. However, there are predators like coyotes and foxes. I pray a lot.

 The cats are very well fed, and in general, quite healthy. I feed them high-quality kibble and homemade wet food.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

((((Bluespurrs)))))

What a loving and generous heart you have.

 

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