As 2014 comes to an end and you may be thinking about making contributions to your favorite charities, don’t forget about needy animals!
As I live in LA I like to contribute to an agency that serves the local animal community. That happens to be spcaLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles).
Wherever you live, make sure you are donating to a LOCAL agency. You may see heart-rending ads from an organization (or organizations) that appear to be national but really only serve one area, such as New York. If you live in New York, go for it, but I prefer to see my money spent locally in Southern California.
On the other hand, if you prefer to support a national organization, my recommendation would be for the HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) whose efforts are spread all over the country. But better yet, do your own research!
My feline friends, Pharoah, Freddie and Frankie, all of whom were rescue/shelter cats asked me to write this post… and I must obey!
Below is the email I received from spcaLA recently:
You may not know it, but in the just the past three months, spcaLA has taken in 27% more abandoned and abused animals than at the same time last year. And, they are hungry.
Supplies of puppy, kitten, dog, and cat food are running out. Please, help by donating food or the funds with which to purchase it.
Not only does spcaLA feed our shelter pets, but we also feed Long Beach Animal Care Services animals – something spcaLA has quietly done for more than thirteen years.
After you donate, please take a minute to watch our video about the food shortage (warning: you may be overwhelmed with cuteness), and share it with your friends!
Please, donate as generously as you can.
P.S. If you would like to make your donation a last-minute holiday gift – consider sending an e-Card!
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