Saturday, August 21, 2010

International Homeless Animal Day

Before taking off for the wedding of the century, I made sure to leave a  post about International Homeless Animal Day.  I confess that I didn't know about it. It was Bocci who made us here at Chez Lola aware of this important day. All of us four leggers, except Simone, here at my house were once without a permanent address, so this occasion resonates with us as it does with so many of our furiends.  Probably most of the people who stop by here are already doing what they can to help.

 Some are doing huge things, like fostering doggies or transporting them or volunteering at shelters or with rescue organizations. Even if you can't do those things, there are lots of little ways to help every day. When we buy things for our pets, we can check and see if what we need can be had from a place that supports rescue, for instance. There are quite a few of them. Franklin just got his back to school collar and leash from Rescue Pet Supply, for instance. They donate 10% of the purchase price of items that you purchase to one of their affiliate rescue organizations, which they list on their site Or you could do lots of different kinds of shopping at The Animal Rescue Site. I bet humans could get a LOT of holiday shopping done there, as well as other types of things.

Miss Brooklyn 2009 and in front of my Alma Mater

Of course, if you happen to be in or near Brooklyn, you can't do better than to buy your stuff from the Fort Hamilton Dog House, which is physically connected to and supports the Sean Casey Animal Rescue which is my alma mater, as I've mentioned many times before. I believe they're offering free local delivery on their site, too, but you really should stop by. It's a wonderful fun place to visit if you like animals at all and if you don't, what are you doing here?


  1. Lola, that be some good ideas for helping the homeless dawgs and kittehs!

    and Wowser!! a piktur with Miss Brooklyn! That be cool


  2. Lola,

    Homeless pups and kittehs needs all of our helps! You ROCK!! See you at da wedding!!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  3. Mom took my food and toys in, they were very happy to get the donation.
    See You At The Wedding George xxx

  4. Lola,

    I didn't knows that Franklin came from "that" kinda shelter! Now I am TRIPLE happy that he came to live at your house! Thank goodness


  5. Yes Lola, I use to foster cats in my home when I was younger and I worked for the local shelter. When I was younger!! Now I help in other ways!!
    Thanks for your wonderful post!!
    XXOO, Bambi & Fern

  6. We're glad you're spreading the word! Our plan is to take some stuff up to our Greyhound group in a couple of weeks when we go for our reunion.

    We'll see you at the wedding!


  7. Lola not only are you a lovely lady Pei you are a Pei with a great big heart full of love for every one. Hugs Madi and Mom

  8. You're wonderful, Lola, taking time out to remind everyone about the homeless dogs even though you're heading off to the big wedding!

    We're looking around in our part of the world for a way to help dogs.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  9. OH Lola, them some real good ideas. Mum likes to buy from places dat gives back too.
    We ain't rescue dogs, though I was suppose to be (dat a long story)and Whitney, well dat a story too...hehehe!
    You gots real good pawrents theres Lola. I'm proud to calls you my furiend

    Preacher Puddles
    PEES: uh, would be so kind to ask Franklin if he would likes to dance?

  10. Great post, Lola!! So many dogs and cats need our help! I read somewhere that only 1 in 12 dogs and 1 in 14 cats ever make it out of shelters and find homes. We need to lower those numbers!!

    Your pal, Pip

  11. miss lola,
    this international homeless animal day is a grrreat thingie! me and asa are both formerly homeless doggies, too. you are so right that there are so many awesome places to buy food and toys and leashes and stuff that donate to rescues! thanks for spreadin' the word!
    the booker man

  12. Good job Lola.Wonder if we could take all the homeless kids home?
    Benny & Lily
    Pee S. Momma said no

  13. Great post, Lola. We're going to check out those sites. We try to by from animal friendly places and of course the shelters can use a lot of the stuff we don't need anymore. When we do spring cleaning, (yeah right, cleaning?) we put stuff in a box for the shelter and visit with the animals when we drop it off.

    Thanks for listening to Mom rant today. She didn't even mention cheese which is in a special food group all by itself. Have you ever met a cheese you didn't like?
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  14. Thanks for the mention, Lola, and for helping to spread the word!

    We dropped stuff off at our local pound (where I came from) yesterday (we'll post the pictures tomorrow)-it was really fun!

    Your buddy,

  15. Good job, Lola and family!
    Happy Saturday!
    Kisses and hugs

  16. Thanks for telling us about homeless day, Lola!
    Mika was a homeless kid too :)

  17. Don't feel bad we were not aware either. Since Ozzie was adopted he can relate! I will help spread the word!

  18. Great job!

    And the wedding is awesome!

  19. Thanks for reminding us of IHAD... though I'm not a rescue dog, I'm always mindful of their needs and we try to shop where it gives back. You have pawsome parents, Lola.

    Licks, hero

  20. Lola, you are the smartest dog I know! Those are the bestest ideas. We give whenever we can.
    Now, was that the greatest wedding ever? Oh My Dog! I had no idea you could get down like that.

  21. Just a wonderful post - if only everyone noticed - I heard so little about it this year...

  22. If only we have those shops in Singapore.. Mom and dad will be shopping there every week.. at least we will feel that every penny sent is worth spending..


  23. I bet there are a few visitors who need this information. It's always a good thing to spread such important info.


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