Shelter Pets at Holiday Time: Girl Scouts Really Care

Posted by Raja on December 17th, 2012 — Posted in Celebrations, friends, Pet Adoption

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There was a rustle outside and then a chorus of “Jingle Bells”!  Raja and I scampered to the front door to see what was up.  These faux furry animals, featured here, were lined up outside singing at the top of their hoarse little voices and collecting donations for the Animal Shelter.  Pretty wonderful, huh?

Here’s what all shelters need all the time:

  • Food: any, but no recalls
  • Treats: any, but no recalls
  • Nonprescription Multi Vitamins: but check the dates
  • Blankets and Towels: clean, but old are OK
  • Toys: somewhat pre-owned, but still sturdy are OK
  • Sweaters and Coats: clean second hand are fine
  • Money: any amount

And remember, you don’t need to be sung at to give to the shelter.  Just take your surplus to the shelter any day of the week.

You know, we pet writers always say that the Holidays are not a good time to get a pet because the excitement and random mess of celebrations  could be dangerous.  New pet might nibble unsupervised or run out of a door left ajar or even get stepped on in the shuffle.  And all that is true.  But right now, Raja and I are thinking that, if the spirit really moves you, an opportunity for a pet to be a Holiday present could work out OK.  Just
be responsible and take the new family member most seriously.  We think that in shelters near you, each pet is longing for a home of his own.  But,
of course, no pet wants to ever return to the shelter.  So if you get a Holiday Pet, plan to keep the Holiday going for many, many years.

Raja and I are spending Christmas on the East Coast.  We wish all our readers Peace and Happiness in 2013 and Happy Travels Always!

(Raja says faux fur looks great on clothes and real fur look great on animals.)




Comment by Sheryll & Critters.

Merry Christmas Raja, Helen & Family!

I am not able to give much this year again… because I am trying to find who is missing this baby….. no details made public.

Anyone in the Rolling Hills Subdivision on the Westside of Jacksonville, FLA…. I have a small, FOUND dog….. he wants his people desperately! I will not give this dog up without details….. so you all know the procedure.

Thank you so much Raja, Helen & Family for alowing me to post this…. kisses.

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:15 am

Comment by rhea hartley

Wish we could adopt every animal at the shelter so they could have Christmas with a family!! Thanks for the good blog!! You all have a very “Pawfect” Christmas!!
Puppy Love,

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 4:47 am

Comment by Colette Berriault

Must have been wonderful to have the carollers at your door. And what a wonderful way to get donations for such a worthy cause.

We give a donation here at the Winnipeg humane society every year, instead of sending out gifts. Why, when we don’t need anything, do we spend so much on each other, and then you see these helpless babies in shelters, who need care.

The true meaning of Christmas… is giving… giving where it counts.

Merry Christmas Helen and Raja and to your extended family.
Love you

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

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