I admit it: I have a sweet tooth--actually, several of them--and, if it's not chocolate goodies, I've been known to share with my herd of doggies. So how could I resist becoming one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Reviews CUPCAKES & BOOKS Scavenger Hunt to help promote the release of my latest book, MORE THAN JUST A COLLIE?
Over thirty authors; over 100 prizes with the grand prize being a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
Yes, I'm still celebrating the release of the first book in The Collie Chronicles, MORE THAN JUST A DOG. I volunteered, fostered and worked at my local humane society. In addition, many of my own doggie herd came from a shelter or just needed a home. So organizations that help animals hold a very special place in my heart.
What better way to say thank you than giving a gift to an animal-related organization that does the sometimes heart-breaking, sometimes rewarding-to-the-point-of-tears-and-cheers work of forging a better life for animals one adoption at a time?
However, it's tough to choose just one deserving organization. So I had my doggie herd choose!
Along with a couple of my favorite animal shelters (Willamette Humane Society <https://whs4pets.org> in Salem, Oregon and Greenhill Humane Society <http://www.green-hill.org> in Eugene, Oregon) the following animal-related organizations were entered in the drawing for a $100 donation from Quantum Canines:
--BEST FRIENDS SANCTUARY OF UTAH <https://bestfriends.org> for their "Save them all" campaign and the work they do to make this a reality
--BRIGHTHAVEN <http://www.brighthaven.org> in Santa Rosa, California for their use of Reiki energy healing and other natural methods in their work focusing on senior and disabled animals, as well as the many programs they offer.
---HOMESTEAD VETERINARY CLINIC/LAST CHANCE CLUB <https://www.facebook.com/HVC-The-Last-Chance-Club> and the amazing Dr. Arlene Brooks, who performed miracle surgery for Batman, my second foster dog, who became one of my beloved furbabies. Dr. B has since performed hundreds of surgeries at cost for animal rescues and shelters.
Today is the final day to nominate your favorite animal shelter/ rescue/ organization for a chance to win a $100 donation from Quantum Canines.
My herd of doggies will be drawing the winning entry tonight before they cuddle up in our wall-to-wall bed and go to sleep (11ish PDT). Then I'll post the winner and get a check in the mail to the animal organization that is selected!
Like many others, I see the irony in my home state of Oregon ablaze with wild fires and Texas areas around the Gulf Coast inundated with rain from Hurricane Harvey. A number of Oregon animal-related organizations are in the drawing for a chance to win $100 donation for the invaluable work they do to help animals.
I am touched by the photos and video coming out of the Houston, Texas area and pleased to see the efforts to make sure pets are safe seems much more organized than in previous disasters. Here's what the web site of the SPCA of Texas <https://www.spca.org/news_hurricane-harvey> said. "The SPCA of Texas is prepared to intake up to 300 animals affected by Hurricane Harvey if needed, and will evaluate capacity on a daily basis after that. This transfer frees up space in animal shelter facilities to make more room for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey."
In sympathy and support of this area, I am adding the SPCA of Texas <https://www.spca.org/news_hurricane-harvey> to my list of organizations in the running for a $100 donation.