Lately, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to get involved.
Involvement doesn’t just mean you attend meetings, carry picket signs, or write to politicians. Involved can mean something as simple as wearing a T-shirt.
I am passionately concerned about the fate of animals in the world, especially those who have been unfortunate enough to suffer cruelty at the hands of mankind. Cruelty, neglect, abuse…anything that harms innocent animals. They don’t deserve it – nobody does, but I choose to focus my energies on the animals of the world.
Being an introvert, I don’t see my efforts best utilized out on the forefront – like picketing, petition writing, or making phone calls to legislators – but there are ways I can help.
I’m a writer. I write. So I am using my skills as a writer to raise funds by writing and selling books. Two of those books are:
“Mayhem and Mystery at the Kitty Kastle” I wrote specifically to raise funds going toward the Cat House in Lincoln, Nebraska. I was lucky enough to have Cover Designer, Rebecca Sterling, donate her services to design the fabulous cover! This book is only available through me (to buy in person) or buy directly from the Cat House. That way the valuable funds are not shared with anyone else (ex: Amazon) but the Cat House.
This one I already had available but have decided to donate the profits to Hooves and Paws of the Heartland. The book was loosely based on their organization (very loosely) anyway so this just made me feel good to do it. Granted, it’s not much that I will raise but it’s something. If I start selling a ton of books…great, but at least I am doing something!
Another way I am supporting these and other causes – like the fabulous Gentle Barn – I am wearing their T-shirts. These T-shirts not only give them money from the initial purchase, but it also gives me an opportunity to talk about them when I wear the shirt in public. Call me a walking billboard…hey! I’ve been called worse, I’m sure! Who would have guessed that a T-shirt could raise awareness of a cause that is providing a HUGE lifesaving service to many many many desperate animals in the country?
So, that’s what I am doing. It’s not much, as I said, but now I can live with myself and think about this: you are reading this post right now so I have just informed you of 3 of my favorite animal rescues and the work that they do.
To learn more, check out their websites: