Shine on Award

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As a relatively ‘new comer’ to the blogging world, it was a feather in my cap to have been nominated by http://sparkyleegeek.wordpress.com for the Shine On Award. I started this blog with the purpose of voicing my concerns and opinions of animal welfare in South Africa. It is wonderful to know that my blog is reaching people and I am able to be the voice for those that cannot speak. Reading through the various blogs it is encouraging to know that there are others speaking for our four legged friends. So to http://sparkyleegeek.wordpress.com thank you for your nomination!

The Rules for the Shine On Award are listed below:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

 7 Things About Jess

  1. If you haven’t already noticed, I am an avid animal lover. I have been volunteering for various animal charities from the age of 12yrs.
  2. The 16th May 2013 marked my 2yr anniversary in my dream job – Communications & Events Coordinator at the Animal Rescue Organisation in Cape Town.
  3. I have a cross breed ‘pavement special’ rescue dog – Thumbelina – who is my pride and joy!
  4. I love to dance. Although i’m not a professional, I still know how to have a good time!
  5. I grew up on a smallholding. I had an array of animals, from guinea pigs and rabbits to donkeys and sheep.
  6. I am an adrenaline junky. Anything that the average person would think of as mad, I am game for!
  7. I love to bake. It is a great stress relief for me, nothing like the smell of biscuits in the oven! or baking the cake AND eating it.

 My Nominees are:

Rumpy Dog  http://rumpydog.com

Dog with the blog!   http://calvy.wordpress.com/

Animals Deserve to Live   http://animalsdeservetolive.com/

First Steps   http://jolliffe01.wordpress.com/

Pause For Tails http://helenwoodwardanimalcenter.wordpress.com/

Cool To Be Kind To Animalshttp://cooltobekindtoanimals.wordpress.com/

Purrs Full of Love http://www.purrsfulloflove.com/

The Best Friends Blog http://blogs.bestfriends.org/

Pets News and Views http://petnewsandviews.com/

Save the Pit Bull, Save the World http://www.underdogged.net/

Savannah’s Paw Tracks http://savannahspawtracks.com/tag/blog-for-animal-welfare/

Animal Welfare Guardian http://animalwelfareguardian.com/

The Canine Companion http://thecaninecompanion.wordpress.com/

DOGthusiast http://dogthusiast.com/blog/

Horse Welfare Blog http://www.animalfriendsequine.co.uk/community/news/horse-rider-blog/horse-welfare/welfare-of-horse-paramount/

Rescue Dog Blog http://getarescuedog.blogspot.com/

In ending, thank you once again to The Canine Companion and Sparkyleegeek for the nomination. Continue to be the voice for those that cannot speak and together we can be the change we want to see.

Lots of tail wags and purrs

Jess

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Blanket Appeal

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Blankets given in goodie bags during our Sterilisation Campaign in Honour of Mandela Day 2012

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Blankets given in goodie bags during our Sterilisation Campaign in Honour of Mandela Day 2012

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Blankets are used extensively during our MASU sterilisation trips. They are needed to ensure the animals are kept warm when coming round from anesthetic.

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Each animal that receives treatment in our hospital is provided with a blanket in their kennel.

A chill in the air and rainy afternoons, winter is on its way. The ARO can house up to 65 animals per day. Each animal that comes into our care needs to be fed, have proper shelter, attention and love. With the winter months ahead of us we require additional food to ensure the animals keep warm, because their bodies are burning additional energy to keep warm; all animals require at least a half a cup of food extra per day.

Our need for cat and dog food remains a priority. To date we use about half a ton of pet food per month; this rate is continuously increasing. Therefore we rely greatly on the generosity of the public and the donations we receive.

With the recent spate of cold and wet weather; the need for blankets remains critical at the Animal Rescue Organisation (ARO). We are appealing to the public to please donate blankets to ARO. Preferably fleece blankets as they dry quickly in this weather.

We encourage the public as well as corporates to challenge thier staff and contribute toward this worthy dirve. Donations can be dropped at our Charity Shops – 51 Main Road, Bergvliet 021-7157525;  Belmont Rd, Kalk Bay 021-7881195 and 16 Voortrekker Rd, Bellville  021-9480773 or alternatively contact Julia Green at our offices on 021 396 5511 to arrange for a collection.

Please share this post with all your animal loving friends, and together we can make winter a little brighter!

Until next time,

Jess