I’m back! I’ve been working on the Mexico post, but that’s going to have to wait another couple of days. Right now, I want to share a little bit about our November Rescue of the Month, The Pet Project! This is a really special organization that helps keep pets and their families together by providing pet food, supplies and access to veterinary care to those who are struggling. I really can’t say enough great things about them and their founder, Kim Carrier. On the website, you can find food shelf locations that distribute pet food and supplies, a list of pet-friendly rental properties for those who need new housing for themselves and their pets, see when they’re hosting vaccination clinics, and ways you can donate or volunteer.
As you may know, today is “Give to the Max Day,” a day for Minnesotans to come together and raise as much money as possible for nonprofits in 24 hours. There are prizes available for the organizations throughout the day, and for those that raise the most money, so every donation helps bring them closer to extra dollars! You have until midnight tonight (November 16th) to make your donation count. To contribute to our Rescue of the Month, click here for The Pet Project’s givemn.org page.
There are other ways to support The Pet Project as well. You can donate unopened bags of food or gently used supplies. Click here for a list of businesses who have graciously offered their locations as drop-off points.You can buy Pet Project gear from Cafe Press, including shirts, mugs and pet food/water bowls. Local dog-gear company, Stunt Puppy, has come out with a special edition Pet Project leash and collar, with $5 from each sale going directly to The Pet Project. Check them out on Facebook to keep up with the latest happenings.
So if someone you know is down on their luck this holiday season, please make sure they know about all the resources that The Pet Project offers. Giving up your family pet to make ends meet is no longer the only option.