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Pets Lifeline Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement.
Pledging to Raise Funds for the Exclusive Use of Caring for Abandoned Cats & Dogs
Pets Lifeline protects and improves the lives of cats and dogs in Sonoma Valley through sheltering and adoption, humane education, and community programs. And this year, we are once again participating in the #GivingTuesday movement: a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Three Easy Ways to Give
#GivingTuesday is about giving back to your community in any way you can whether that be a monetary donation, volunteering your time or just share how an organization has helped you or your community.
1) Donate: Sheltering animals in need is no easy task! It costs Pets Lifeline $23 per cat and $32 per dog a day to shelter these animals but were able to do so thanks to the generosity of Sonoma Valley.
Last year, residents showed their support of the Pets Lifeline's #GivingTuesday effort to the tune of $6500. This year, we are hoping to raise at least $15,000.
2) Share: "Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity" so let's use ours to bring change to our community.
Here are some ideas to share on your social media:
#MyGivingStory: Share a story on how you have given money, time, skills, or goods to a cause or give thanks to someone who has given to you.
The #UNselfie, or the selfless selfie, is a powerful way to show how and why you are giving. Here are three quick steps to becoming an #UNselfie master:
Take a “selfie” with a caption to explain how or why you and/or your friends are giving
Add the hashtags #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday.
Post it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat - share far and wide and get your friends to join you!
Download our #GivingTuesday banner by right-clicking the image and saving to your computer, post it on your Facebook for everyone to see.
Share our cause,
an interaction you've had with us (#MyGivingStory)
or a quick thanks to everyone you know.
3) Volunteer: Pets Lifeline would be able to continue without the support of our dedicated and loving volunteers, who last year donated 6,479 hours of their time.
Volunteering can just be an hour or two of your time. We have a task for everyone from cleaning doggy bowls to socializing our kitties.
A #GivingTuesday Success Story
Loretta the day she arrived at the shelter
Eyes healing, wound on face.
Little Loretta was found in a busy street. A kind man stopped his car when he saw her and he first thought he would be removing a dead animal from the road. But Loretta was not only alive, she had a strong will to stay alive. Her eyes were crusted over with an infection and she had a large wound on her face. He brought her to Pets Lifeline for help.
With excellent vet care and a kind and loving foster mom, Loretta not only got better, she thrived. Her injuries healed and her spunky personality came out. This tiny kitten dominated her foster home and the very large dog who lives there. She captured the hearts of all who met her. And just this past week, Loretta found her forever home!
With your #GivingTuesday donation, Pets Lifeline continues to help kittens like Loretta to survive and thrive.
Loretta on adoption day
Regan the day she arrived at the shelter
Regan post surgery--and doing great!
Regan is a sweet hound/mix who came to us as an owner surrender. Her owner found that she had no time for Regan and wanted to give her a chance to find a good home with people who could make her a part of their lives. It was clear from the start that Regan was favoring one of her back legs.
After consulting first a vet and then an orthopedic surgeon it was determined that Regan had a double luxating patella. This is uncommon in a larger dog. She had surgery and at first she seemed to be getting better, but then the doctor said she needed a second surgery.
She is now in foster care while she recovers. She is doing great and is getting stronger everyday! She will soon be ready for her forever home! Your Giving Tuesday donation will help Pets Lifeline provide Critical care to the animals who need extra help.