I just found out about this over at Blue Poppy and donated right away, and I wanted to spread the word. To make a long story short, there is this absolutely fabulous woman in Tennessee who rescues dogs and cats from high-kill shelters, gets them healthy and clean, and passes them along to no-kill Humane Societies in other parts of the country. Her nonprofit is called A Place to Bark (and Meow), and you can check out her blog with lots of lovely photos and videos of the sweet doggies she helps, or click on the video heading on the icon above. Well, she does this work with donations and out of her own pocket, and right now, as part of America's Giving Challenge, she has a chance to win $50,000 to support her work. The charity with the most individual donations (not the largest total sum donated), wins. It's easy to donate, just go to the icon above. There are prizes you can read about on her blog, but honestly, just seeing those smiling canine (and feline) faces, is reward enough. Does it not amaze you that there are people like this, who devote their life to helping others -- be they human or animal -- to have decent lives?
The contest is only on until January 31st, so hurry up and help flood some much needed support into the lives of these dogs and cats!