Sunday, March 18, 2012

Be Kind to Animals Week

Did you know that May 6-12 marks the 97th annual "Be Kind to Animals Week?" First established by The American Humane Association in 1915 to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals.

Did you also know that we got our new dog, Holly, from Paws & Claws (our local humane society)?
To celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week and also Paws & Claws, we will be participating in the 18th Annual Paws & Claws Pet Walk fundraiser on May 5th. Our goal is to raise $250 (and maybe more!)

If you would like to donate to Team Johnson's efforts for this fundraiser, please click on this link. Anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more will receive a handmade gift from Holly's mom.......that would be me ;-) You can also read more of Holly's story and see some cute pics of her at this link.

This will be Holly's first official fundraising walk in a group situation. I think she'll be pretty excited to see all her old friends -- the volunteers and staff of Paws & Claws!

I'm sure you're always aware, but when looking for a new furry friend, please keep your local shelter in mind. There are lots of beautiful animals in need of a new forever home. We are really happy Holly has adjusted so well to ours!

P.S. If you'd like to donate to Holly's pet walk, but aren't comfortable with the on-line option, you can send me your pledge using a personal check. Click on my name under the "About Me" link on my sidebar and I'll send you my mailing address. Thanks again!


Mollie said...

Hi Ruth,
This is a great thing you are doing for your local humane society! I went to the donate page and saw those photos of beautiful Holly! The one where there is a pink heart added to her photo--stunning shot. Hugs to you, pets to Holly. Take care and good luck!


Lisa said...

Hi Ruthie! Holly looks so happy in this shot! Not only her great 'smile', but it shows in her eyes. We've gotten almost all our dogs at our local humane society, and they are always the best tempered with only-want-to-please personalities. Good luck on your walk!