Everyone who voted for me — and voted for the rescues in my right hand sidebar — are pawsome! As you can see, the two that got the most votes are Animal Advocates and Forever Home Feline Ranch. If I win the Pettie for Best Blog Post, I will be able to split the $1000 donation money between these two groups. We will find out the winners in all the categories on August 26 at 5 PM Eastern Time. It will be a virtual ceremony on YouTube, which I kind of like better than an in-person ceremony, since that means I don’t have to send my human off to accept the award in my place!
But just as important is the rescue that came in third place! A Call 4 Paws was suggested by Cathy Keisha, and she helped them out by giving them (and me) a plug in a contest she was running. That was very smart and creative of her! A Call 4 Paws is located in Jersey City, and they take in the animal victims of the area — those living on the streets, or who were abused or abandoned — and give them new hope for a better life. They spay and neuter them all and put the friendlier ones up for adoption right away. Those animals who are more feral or who are sick go to the group’s four-acre sanctuary in Jonestown, PA where they are socialized and brought back to health. When they are ready, they are put up for adoption. You can see their adoptable pets on Petfinder — if you live in the area, or know someone who does, take a look. There are a lot of great animals searching for homes!
Because A Call 4 Paws landed in third place, they get a ChipIn widget in my sidebar for the month of August. You can donate to them right now! Like everywhere else in the U.S., Jersey City has way too many homeless pets, and A Call 4 Paws is working really hard to help as many as they can. If everyone who reads my blog this month donates the price of a mocha latte or frozen dinner (that seems to be my human’s diet these days), they would actually have more than the $1000 prize money that the Petties is giving to their winners! Pretty amazing, isn’t it? The money you give via the ChipIn Widget goes directly to the rescue through their PayPal account, so please drop a little something in there while you are here!
Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of the shelters, and your decision to donate the petties money to them. You and your Mum are wonderful Sparkle. Thank you. I hope to donate to the chip in this month.
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Really hope u win Sparkle! 🙂
Oh Sparkle I hope you win!! I made the Human go chip in a few green paypurs at Call 4 Paws. It’s the beginning of the month so she has not spent all her green paypus yet, MOL!
Devoted to Willow says
A virtual pettie award ceremony is sure to be much better since you can watch your potential crowning together in the comfort of your home.
What a wonderful organization! They sound great. I have my paws crossed for you with the Petties!
Pawsome! We are thankful for all you’re doing to help shelters, Sparkle. We hope you win the petties, and have our paws crossed that A Call 4 Paws gets lots of green papers!
Cathy Keisha says
I’m so excited that A Call 4 Paws gets the widget! Linda and Stevie work so hard to rescue feral cats and nurse them back to health so they can get furever homes.. If you would like to see pictures of the Sanctuary, you can go to my blog at http://www.stunningkeisha.com/2011/02/report-from-front-lines.html. I really REALLY hope you win the Pettie Award. My paws are crossed.
We hope you win Sparkle! All the shelters are very worthy but it’s wonderful what you are doing to help A Call 4 Paws!
We’ve got our paws crossed for all the shelters and for you to win, we voted lots! I am headed to the ChipIn.
Toby & Leia says
We voted for you multiple times! We really hope you win.
Oh we can’t wait to see your win at the petties again!
Amy & The House of Cats says
Hi Sparkle! Wow that is a lot going on – we hope you win at the Petties! And those are all some great shelters – and that is great about having the chipin there too.
I am so happy that A Call For Paws won. They sound like an excellent animal rescue place. I first became aware of them thru Kathy Keisha in her lbog and then again when it was used by Nipclub as a fund raiser. It’s one of the best that I’ve ever seen.
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
We all hope you win. We voted as hard as we could
Tillie and Georgia says
This is all wonderful as it benefits deserving shelters!!!
Purrs to you Sparkle!!!!!!!!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia
Milo and Alfie says
Congratulations! A very worthy cause!
Still really hoping you win, Sparkle. A Call 4 Paws sounds very deserving.
The Monkeys says
It sounds like they`re the perfect recipient for the $1000! We hope you win!
I have also added your chip in widget to my blog, anyone who has WordPress and would also like to add this but isn’t sure how just shoot me a message at my gmail address (same user name as you see above) and I’ll give you instructions! Best of luck Sparkle!
Sounds like that is a very deserving Shelter. Hope they get a lot of money. Take care.
The Island Cats says
Congrats to A Call 4 Paws!