Donate to WPHS With Every PurchasePosted: November 29, 2011 Filed under: animal artists and illustrators, animal artwork, cats, christmas | Tags: animal-themed merchandise, black cat, cats, christmas cards, holiday cards 4 Comments
For every purchase of one dozen “Star of Wonder” or “Can We Get That Thing?” holiday cards for $20, I will donate $10 to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society so that the dogs, cats, bunnies, ferrets, birds and any other animal can have a brighter holiday season with your help!
For details, visit my Friendraising page for WPHS.
And read about the inspiration for the cards here.
I used to be hard on people who “dumped” pets at shelters, but you can’t generalize reasons why pets end up there nor the people who surrender them, so now instead of getting angry I put my energy into creating things that help people love animals all the more, helping shelters find good and loving permanent homes for the animals in their care.
About the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
The WPHS is an “open-door” shelter helping animals in need in Pittsburgh and Allegheny county since 1874.
I prefer the term “open door” for a shelter which will take in any animal in need at any time because I know the alternative to a shelter is a drop off in a park or isolated woods or some lonely back road for a cat or dog or rabbit—I’ve rescued plenty of them. I have also seen WPHS through the years find every new and ingenious way of getting their animals out in front of the public and into a permanent home, and I know the costs of running a shelter that serves over 13,000 animals per year is huge, only accomplished with the help of donations large and small. And they are apparently wise with their money; Charity Navigator has designated the Western PA Humane Society as a Four-Star charity, its highest ranking for efficient use of donations, five years in a row!
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I agree with Anita, a huge thank to the WPHS for all they do!
Dianda, I’ll let them know!
wow. huge thanks to WPHS for all they do, and for the creative energy you offer in supporting them. So encouraging to hear about organizations with mindful purpose and are conscientious about their mission.
Anita, I think they have one of the most difficult jobs in the world, but you’d never know it to visit there.