Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo links and blogs and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. So I had to share this lovely picture taken by photographer Sherry Aldritch Sineath posted in my Flickr Kitty Publishing group. There’s also a Puppy Publishing group on Flicker, and the picture (below) is courtesy of Summer Whyte. A number of these great pictures will also get posted over at the Puppies site but of course you can post ‘em directly there with details about your baby dog’s gotcha day and more. Please don’t be shy about sending me your own links or suggestions for others to highlight. Today’s blog is a major shout-out and SNOOPY-DANCE-‘O-JOY! to a whole passel of pet-savvy writers and animal advocates doing the work of the angels.
ADOPTASHELTER.COM Chris Ruben and his team have just launched an awesome website AdoptAShelter.com that fund-raises for animal shelters. What’s neat about it is you get to choose the shelter–you can add your own shelter, too–and then simply shop for whatever you want from the store-partners (amazon, petmeds, Kmart, Office Depot and 400 more!). Every time a purchase is made through AdoptAShelter.com, 100% of the amount displayed is donated to the animal organization or shelter chosen by the shopper. The shelter gets a donation, the site gets a small percentage and the pets win because their volunteers can concentrate on helping cats and dogs instead of beating the bushes for donations. It’s free for you to use the service, there’s no login or password required, they DON’T collect your information–it’s all for the animals. They’re already getting some media attention.
VETSTREET.COM is a new site with some awesome content and contributors–you’ll recognize Dr. Marty Becker and there are a host of savvy veterinarian and animal-expert journalist contributing to the site. They’ve also got an online pet products store which I discovered also links to my own vet’s “pet portal” so Magic and Seren health records are available for ordering authorized prescriptions. Kewl beans!
DR. RAYYA’S ONLINE VETERINARY JOURNAL offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what goes into caring for our pets. I just discovered her blog and it’s well worth the follow.
CHARLIE, THE THERAPY DOG lives with Patricia Tirrell. She writes a kewl blog called A Dog’s Life and you don’t want to miss this amazing and touching story about Charlie–a blind beagle who provides furry inspiration and love to friends and strangers alike.
MORRIS ANIMAL FOUNDATION does so much for animals–pets as well as wildlife–I’m always excited to read their news. Some of their funded studies look for ways to develop DNA tests for diagnosing kitty cancer, as well as using genetic markers in dogs to breed-and-avoid genetic diseases to improve doggy health. Morris Animal Foundation also funds research to help sea otters and sea lions.
CAT HOUSE RENTAL? ME-OWY NICE! My colleague Jane Denny, creator of THE PRIDE Cartoon starring Crazy Johnny (the cat) inherited 18+ cats when her mother passed away. She couldn’t sell the NYC house and evict the cats, so she did the next best thing–she turned the house in Queens into a DESTINATION for vacationers who love cats.
Finally, huge CONGRATULATIONS to all the nominees and winners of the PETTIES, awards presented from Dog Time Media to some of the best pet bloggers around. They were presented at BlogPaws Conference this past week and I’m proud to say many of my colleagues and friends are among those honored.
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