Friday, June 22, 2012

Let's Help L.A. Love & Leashes Stay Open

On Thursday June 28, L.A. Love & Leashes is hosting a special benefit to keep its doors open. The event will include food, live music, an open bar, and, I’m sure, very good company.

Since its opening on January 21, L.A. Love & Leashes has placed nearly 220 dog and cats into loving homes. These animals come exclusively from the six Los Angeles City shelters, so these are lives saved.

If you are in the area and you are able, please consider attending this event. If you can't attend, please consider a donation. It is vitally important that L.A. Love & Leashes stays open, not only to continue to save the lives it can save, but to show that this is type of "store" is viable, and to enable many more to open throughout the area.

Click here to buy tickets.

About L.A. Love & Leashes (from their website):

L.A. Love & Leashes is the first “pet store” that is 100% dedicated to animals at Los Angeles’ six city animal shelters. Dogs and cats are transported daily from the shelter to our store where they are available for adoption.

At our high traffic location in the Westside Pavilion, we are able to reach large numbers of people who may not otherwise visit our city shelters. Through interactions with the amazing dogs and cats we’re privileged to have daily at L.A. Love & Leashes, and through conversations with our staff and volunteers, we are able to help overcome many of the stereotypes people have about the animals waiting for homes at our city shelters.
Beyond adoptions, the store offers a range of animal-related retail items, including pet supplies and toys, with the dual aim of creating a true alternative, humane “pet store” model and offsetting the costs of the store. Feel good knowing that every dollar you spend helps our efforts to increase city shelter adoptions!

L.A. Love & Leashes is a program of Friends of LA Animal Shelters, a volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to helping Los Angeles Animal Services increase adoptions and raise the live save rate for the 50,000+ animals taken in by our city shelters each year.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Horse Rescue and One of a Kind Jewelry

The California Coastal Horse Rescue is holding its"No Place Like Hope" picnic this Sunday, June 10, in Santa Rosa Valley (near Thousand Oaks, California) to raise critically needed funds for the care of their horses. I will be there selling my beadwork jewelry, so come by and say hi, if you are in the area and you feel so inclined. It is a great cause, and I would love to see you there!

From their website:

"California Coastal Horse Rescue, founded in 2000, cares for those horses that no one else will care for. We provide food, shelter, rehabilitation, medical care, and adoption services for horses that have been abused, abandoned or neglected."

Sunday, June 10
Bridlewood Arena Park
13165 Santa Rosa Rd.
Santa Rosa Valley

Click here for event flyer