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Give outdoor cats a helping paw this winter. Help us reach our goal of $20,000 by Dec. 18. Donate today!
 

Jon,

Cats are resourceful and resilient animals — but they still need help sometimes, especially during this time of year. We need to raise $20,000 by December 18 to help more cats and kittens this winter — can they count on your urgent support right now?

Cats can survive in the colder months, but sometimes well-meaning people bring them to shelters. And as you know, the vast majority of cats who enter shelters do not make it out alive.

Jon, you can save the lives of cats and kittens with an urgent winter gift to Alley Cat Allies. Please give the most generous gift you can right now — and together we can protect these animals during the winter season.

For the cats,

Becky Robinson   
Becky Robinson

Becky Robinson
President & Founder
Alley Cat Allies

P.S. Please make a gift by December 18 to Alley Cat Allies and save more cats this season.

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WOODROW WEAR MAKES DONATION AFTER CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

West Coast Company Provides Healing Tools To Pets In Need

SAN JOSE, Calif. After the devastation of the Paradise Camp Fire and the other destructive wildfires this season, California-based pet accessory brand Woodrow Wear donated over 500 sets of paw protecting Power Paws to dogs and cats in need of comfort and healing. The brand also implemented a GoFundMe page to help fund further donations to pets statewide.

“Woodrow Wear was started to help people and pets. We’re deeply grateful to be able to keep injured paws safe, to provide comfort, and to help with healing,” says Lorraine Walston, CEO and Founder of Woodrow Wear. “The many organizations that we’ve sent Power Paws to are doing incredible work for the pets and animals who need them now more than ever.”

Power Paws non-slip pet socks help keep wounds clean, while also providing warmth and traction to senior pets and those with mobility issues. Further, Power Paws protect from adverse weather – both extreme cold and hot – and allergens.

The GoFundMe page’s goal is to raise $2,500 to send more Power Paws to pets injured in the Woolsey Fire, Hill Fire and Camp Fire. Veterinarians and shelter workers plan to use the soft, warm socks to help heal burns and wounds, as well as to provide traction on slippery surfaces for older dogs or those who have paw bandages limiting traction. Once the fundraising goal is met, Woodrow Wear will have donated and shipped over 1,000 pairs of Power Paws to California cats and dogs.

ABOUT WOODROW WEAR

Inspired by a senior dog named Woodrow, Walston’s mission was to provide a higher quality of life for pets who need a little extra help. Power Paws pet socks come in 13 sizes, numerous fashionable designs and two foot shapes including a line specifically for greyhounds. For the full story, visit www.woodrowwear.com.

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Dear Jon,

Are you beginning to look forward to 2019 yet? Our good friends at the Discovering Doris fan website are ready. They have once again produced a very special calendar to benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation. The calendar is printed in Great Britain on a strictly limited print run. They always sell out fast, so be sure to order now, exclusively from Discovering Doris!

Stephen, founder of Discovering Doris explains, "This is our 12th edition, featuring some rare photos and other adorable images of Doris with her four-legged friends from the Peter C. Borsari Photo Archive. Thanks to your support, our little fund-raising project has raised over $40,000 in donations for the Doris Day Animal Foundation."

Click here to order the 2019 calendar.

The calendar's images were professionally scanned from original photographic prints, transparencies or negatives. Printing was done by the family-run printing firm, White Hart Press of Bedford, England. For more information about the calendar project please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Best wishes for a happy year ahead,

The DDAF Team

 
 
 
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Dear Friends,
Over the holiday weekend, Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation stepped in and saved 9 dogs that were in danger of losing their lives. These dogs were rescued from a Northern, CA. shelter. Due to the fires in Northern California and the overpopulation crisis of pets going on, these 9 dogs became an emergency rescue. California is still in emergency mode and rescues are still needed. We have been rescuing and doing what we can. Everyday, I am receiving sad emails of dogs in jeopardy. It takes hours every night to go through the emails and it is heart wrenching to see all these innocent animals facing euthanasia if they are not adopted or rescued. Please, please make a much needed donation today. These are difficult times and we need donations to help save more lives.
Our 9 Emergency Rescues
 
Emergency Preparedness
We are worried about everyone around the country dealing with storms.A new fire has started again in California and those facing the threat of tropical storms. We always want you to be prepared. Below, please find our Emergency Preparedness Brochure that you can download, print and keep on hand.
To download, please click on each picture below. 
Happy Tails!
Our Recent Adoptions
Congratulations to Buford, Diamond, Josette, Paris, Zeuss & Spanky on finding your forever lover homes!
 
 
We Need Your Help!
 
We have rescued so many dogs between Memorial Day and Fourth of July. We have placed some of them into wonderful homes and they have already gone to the beach and camping. Sadly, many of the shelters did not spay or neuter some of the dogs and/or didn’t provide certain medical care that was necessary so that now becomes our responsibility. We only feed grain free dog food that we purchase from Costco and there are a few other brands of food besides the Costco brand that we use to give the dogs a chance to live a cancer free life, long and happy with their new families. It’s very affordable but we need funds to feed and provide medical care, water, and electricity. The high heat of the desert is very difficult and we have been dealing with very high temperatures. The dogs all have baby pools and shade trees as the property is 11 1/2 years into its founding after Hurricane Katrina. Please help us to help them. There is no donation too small or too large. We count on you lovers of animals and our support team to help us through our hard times.
Below you will see a few of the dogs that have been rescued recently, along with our recent adoptions. The dogs are so grateful and you will see it in the photos below. We are so thankful for your support and joining the LBWF family in saving lives every day. Emergency funds are needed now more than ever. Please help us save and heal them from their sad abandonment. 
 
 Many of the original LBWF rescues were rescued during the height of the pitbull scare that started years ago and they never found their forever homes because people don’t want a 7 to 10-year-old dog. These dogs make up our senior club and they have been given a sanctuary for life 
Again, pictured below are some of our seniors, Benji & Ellie are a bonded pair who were returned after giving years of love and companionship, because of a divorce. Ben, Beckett, Johnny, the list goes on and on and people still call surrendering dogs. It breaks our heart.
 We try to educate and talk about the importance of spaying and neutering, stopping the pet overpopulation. The breeders are turning in dogs when they’re done with them. It’s all so sad. It’s a horrible marketing business but it’s what America has become for the pets. 
 So many of us have dedicated our lives to help them and we count on you to help support us with so many animals being mistreated and abandoned in the shelters, buildings and sad situations. 
 
 We talk about grain free food, so your pet may live a long and healthy life with you. They bring us the most joy as they are angels on earth and a gift to all of us in our daily lives to keep us going through these difficult times. We can’t give up on them. They need us more than ever!
Love,
Linda & the rescued dogs
 
Saving one dog will not change the world,
but for that one dog,
the world will change forever....
 
A few members of the LBWF Senior Club
 
Happy Tails
These lucky pups have found their
Forever Loving Homes!
 
Please make a much needed donation today!
 
Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
 
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Stay Safe & Support Rescue Pets this 4th of July!
I am thinking of you, your family and your pets during this Fourth of July holiday! 
Since the world is a bit crazier than years past, I just want to give a brief reminder to keep your eyes open, stay safe, and never put you, your family or your pets in compromising situations during this holiday season.. 
In California and many places around the country, there is an enormous amount of illegal fireworks being set of, as you already know. Your pets’ simply cannot stand this horrible time and they become stressed to the point they can break out of anywhere!
There are many herbal remedies available for animals that can be purchased on Amazon. Please remember to use Amazon Smile and choose Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation as your charity of choice. The herbal remedies are also available in many pet stores, which we highly recommend! From now through the Fourth of July, at any time, day or night, reckless people will be shooting off fireworks and trying to scare and hurt animals.
Keep your pets inside and monitor them when they are outside! Please, keep your cat safe as well! I don’t want to go into details about bad teenagers and people that can hurt your pets! If you see an animal being hurt, please call 911!
 I realize people want to go to parties and have fun but your pets have to be number one! Play gentle music loud enough to drown out as many noises as possible. TV programming that won’t upset your pets like a good movie or old-fashioned television shows that air constantly on different channels will also work to drown out the noise of fire crackers and M80s that unruly neighbors might be shooting off. Animals are able to hear the vibration way before you can! Put them away in a room… Just keep them safe! Don’t leave them in hot cars! 
We have been saving people’s pets that have been abandoned at shelters for the last three weeks, and now we are down to the wire as the holiday approaches! The shelters are clearing out as many abandoned pets, as they can to make room for people’s pets that run away from the fireworks!
 They are literally euthanizing really nice dogs and cats that just don’t deserve to be born to die because it’s the Fourth of July week! 
 Make sure your pets’ microchips are up-to-date! If you don’t have your dog or cat microchipped, maybe it is the time to make a veterinarian appointment and get one done! It’s a matter of finding your pet if they run away! Otherwise you’ll never see them again, that’s just the truth nowadays… I don’t want that for you. Below you will see some pictures of a few of the many dogs both small and large that we’ve been rescuing over the last few weeks. We still have many more coming in from a variety of shelters as we are trying to help out as much as we can all over Southern California. 
 Please donate! It is an emergency fund raiser to help as many as we can. We still need food to feed them, portable water that has to be trucked in since we are in the high desert, more housing for the dogs, emergency crates, baby pools for them to cool off in, in the high heat and we keep our window unit air conditioners working to cool down from the high heat so our electrical bills are pretty high!
No donation is too small or large! We are trying to raise $3000 for this Fourth of July holiday to provide the spay and neuters that many shelters are not doing for the rescuers. Right now they are just begging for us to get the pets out to make room! We service our community. I volunteer all of my time in hours, crisscrossing the country, trying to educate on animal welfare, spay and neuter and stamp out animal abuse!
I am forever grateful for your love and support, and as usual we need it now more than ever during the summer! I’m counting on you.
 From the bottom my heart,
 Thank You & Stay Safe,
Linda Blair
 
Meet Our Newest Rescues!
Amazon Smile Donates To LBWF
When shopping on Amazon, please remember to use Amazon Smile and choose Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to LBWF! Click the picture to sign up!
Support LBWF in the Bissell Pet Foundation's
Support The Shelters Sweepstakes!
Now until August 1, 2018, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/sweepstakes to vote Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation! One vote per valid email address. Answer a couple questions and then choose California as the state in the drop down box & then choose Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation. Click the picture to vote today!
Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
NEWS ALERT:
Preparing for Florida'sHurricaneIrma.
OBOL DONATED to Hurricane Harvey and the Burbank Fire:TONS OF FOOD,
100's of BLANKETS, PET BEDS, 100 CRATES, LEASHES, COLLARS, FOOD BOWLS & MORE.
 
Our resources are really being strained now. 
 
OBOL puts together emergency supplies for Hurricane Harvey 2017
 
EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND FOR HURRICANE IRMA
 
THE NEED NEVER STOPS...
NEITHER DO WE.
 
OPERATION BLANKETS OF LOVE (OBOL) continues to collaborate with many transport efforts for urgent pet supplies needed for the displaced pets.
 
 
Unloading donated items for the Burbank displaced pets
 
During the Burbank Fires OBOL donated tons of food, blankets and pet beds to make the pups comfy.
 
Just think how many more will have to be saved in Florida!!
NOW YOU CAN HELP!
 
We need your support now more than ever for this
monumental rescue effort.
If you gave already our heartfelt thanks to every one of you.
 
Please take less then one minute and ask yourself:
Do I just sit back or am I part of the solution? Do I want to help these poor dogs and cats who are displaced in strange shelters wondering where their families are? And just think of all the animals who will need help in Florida!
 
NOW YOU CAN HELP!
 
BRAD SMULSON LOADING THE CRA
 
OBOL's donating 50 crates going to Texas
 
Donating tons of pet food for the displaced animals.
 
More and more dogs and cats will not be able to stay with their family members in Florida.OBOL:
  • Promisesto continue donating what they need for these family pets until they are all back together safe and sound.
  • Will keep sendingthe critical pet supplies until these disasters are over.
 
 
 
Click on the paypal button:
 
Or send a check, payable to Operation Blankets of Love, to
16911 San Fernando Mission, PMB 18
Granada Hills, CA 91344
 
Or call us with your credit card at:
(818) 402-6586
Example of the many dogs we comforted with soft blankets and pet beds
 
Yours for the animals,
 
Eileen and Brad Smulson
Co-Founders
(818) 402-6585

Making a Bigger Impact—Together

Changing the conversation from
people OR animals to people AND animals


When most of us think of making charitable donations, we think first and foremost of making a positive impact on people in need. This is a natural and beautiful inclination! Sadly however, animal welfare doesn’t make many people’s donation list. Of $373 billion in charitable donations made in the U.S. in 2015, less than 1% went to animal-related causes.

What if we told you human welfare and animal welfare go hand in hand?


Mutual Rescueis a national initiative created by Humane Society Silicon Valley to change the conversation around animal welfare. You’re not only saving animal lives when you donate to a local animal shelter, you are helping to transform the lives of people in your community for the better through life-changing human-animal relationships.

Helping Animals Helps People


To illustrate this truth, Mutual Rescue has launched a series of films aimed at revealing the impact people and animals have on one another. The first film, “Eric & Peety,” was instantly a viral Internet sensation and has been viewed more than 88 million times in the past year. Last year, "Eric & Peety" was honored with the Relationships First Award, presented by the My Hero Project, whose mission is to use media, art and technology to celebrate the best of humanity. This year, “Eric & Peety” was an honoree of the Webby Awards.

During 2017, Mutual Rescue is releasing four more films in the series, the first of which was “Kylie & Liza,” the story of a young girl battling cancer and the kitten she and her family adopted. In “Tracy & Jack,” we met a woman who suffered a debilitating fall while horseback riding, who learned to love life again with the help of a three-legged, one-eyed shelter dog. Mutual Rescue’s latest film is “Josh & Scout,” which tells the tale of a soldier suffering from PTSD and severe depression and the kitten who saved his life at just the right moment.

Mutual Rescue emphasizes bringing local communities together to support both animals and humans. People everywhere have stories to tell about how shelter animals have changed their lives for the better, and Mutual Rescue is bringing these stories to light. The 2017 film series highlights this impact, from Pittsburgh to Seattle, from Georgia to the Rockies.

Those who have a Mutual Rescue story of their own to tell are invited to submit it for consideration for future films and publications.

Local Giving Matters


A recent survey revealed that 71% of Americans believe their local humane society is a branch of The Humane Society of the United States. This is not the case, and one of Mutual Rescue’s goals is to help people understand the importance of giving directly to their local shelters to create the biggest impact in their local communities.

Together, we are changing lives!




To learn more, visit www.MutualRescue.org and subscribe to the Mutual Rescue YouTube channel.

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Donations to support injured and orphaned wildlife

Washington, D.C., March 2, 2017 -- Today, Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, announced the completion of its third annual Born Free USA Fur for the Animals campaign. The four-month donation drive collected 1,615 fur items from around the world to distribute to U.S. wildlife rehabilitation centers and sanctuaries, where they will be used to bring familiar warmth, comfort, and enrichment to orphaned, injured, and rescued wildlife.

The number of fur donations quadrupled from last year’s total. This year’s donations are valued at an estimated $3.7 million and represent approximately 53,000 animals who died for these products. While donations included the more common mink, rabbit, and fox coats and accessories, Born Free USA also received several vintage items made from imperiled and threatened species. Such items include a coat, hat, and muff made from Geoffroy’s cat (a small wild cat species found in South America), two Canada lynx pelts tagged by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and one CITES-tagged gray wolf pelt. Other noteworthy items include coats made from bobcat, otter, seal, and beaver.

According to Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, “We are proud of the success of the Fur for the Animals initiative. Hundreds of items arrived at our office each week, and it is clear that this campaign is fulfilling an important need as the public becomes increasingly aware that any fur items are the result of misery and cruel death for millions of animals. Fur for the Animals allows people to give up their fur in a profound and satisfying way, repurposing these garments with positive effect: for animals.”

“All of the items are going to wildlife rehabilitation centers or sanctuaries, but Born Free USA—in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—will keep the vintage imperiled species items in order to raise awareness about the destructive and despicable international wildlife trade. Some of these species partially owe their vulnerable status to the demand for their parts and commercial products made from them,” Roberts explains.   

Born Free USA is sending fur to wildlife rehabilitation centers across the country, including the following campaign partners:

  1. Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, Locust Grove, Georgia
  2. Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Kendalia, Texas
  3. The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, Ramona, California
  4. Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc., Lake Cormorant, Mississippi
  5. Wet Mountain Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc., Westcliffe, Colorado
  6. Thunder Eagle Wildlife, McKenney, Virginia

For a complete list, click here. Additional wildlife rehabilitation centers are encouraged to participate. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Born Free USA commends the growing number of fashion retailers vowing to go fur free. In March 2016, the luxury brand Giorgio Armani announced it will remove real animal fur from its collections beginning with its Fall/Winter 2016 line. Armani is joining such brands as Hugo Boss, American Apparel, Esprit, H&M, Steve Madden, Marks & Spencer, and Topshop, among others that have pledged to produce only fur free merchandise.

Born Free USA is a member of the Fur Free Alliance: an international coalition of animal protection organizations working to bring an end to the exploitation and killing of animals for their fur. The Fur Free Alliance represents more than 40 animal protection organizations in 28 countries and millions of supporters worldwide. 

Born Free USA is a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation, and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. Born Free USA brings to North America the message of “compassionate conservation”—the vision of the United Kingdom-based Born Free Foundation, established in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free, along with their son, Will Travers. Born Free USA’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. More at www.bornfreeusa.org, www.twitter.com/bornfreeusa, and www.facebook.com/bornfreeusa.

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