You know those posts you see on facebook of the sick, dying or critically injured animals? The ones that make you want to crawl into a hole and cry or just punch someone in the face?
I hate those posts.
They make me feel so helpless and upset that I usually scroll past them as fast as possible thinking maybe that if I don’t see them then it’s not really happening… at least that’s what I keep telling myself, but yesterday I came across a particular post featuring an extremely emaciated puppy named Elsa, you can find the post here, and I just couldn’t scroll past. This poor dog had been chained up in a backyard somewhere in south side Chicago and looked like she was knocking on death’s door.
It was so painful to look at because this pup was so incredibly skinny, to the point where you could see every bone in her body! I was so disgusted and annoyed when I saw this and just couldn’t wrap my head around why anyone would do something like this to a puppy? At that moment I wished more than anything else that I could help not only Elsa but all the animals who have had to endure such cruelty at the hands of people. But there are so many of them and how could I, this one person, help them all? I felt defeated like I do so many times when I think about all the dogs and cats that show up on my newsfeed that are abused or neglected.
And then it dawned on me: I can do something to help.
I may be just one person but I can make a difference.
I’ve done things to help my local animal shelters and I can do it again.
I decided that this year for my birthday instead of receiving traditional gifts I would accept money and donate it to my favorite rescue. My husband had done this same thing last year and when I told him of what I was doing he decided that he would join in too!
What better way to celebrate our Birthdays!
This year for our birthdays (which are two days apart, Sept 30th and Oct 2nd) we’re going to be raising funds for Good Karma Pet Rescue! This rescue is located in South Florida more specifically Ft. Lauderdale and is a relatively small rescue that only takes in a few animals at a time in order to provide them quality care as opposed to foster large volumes of animals. We absolutely love this rescue and the work they do and frequently find ourselves donating, attending events, and helping out any way that we can. Our goal is to raise $1,500 (OR MORE!) so they can purchase food, supplies medical care and anything else they may need.
We hope that you’ll join us in our efforts and donate any amount that you can so you can make our Birthday’s that much more special! Thank you 🙂