Thursday, June 28, 2012

Let’s Celebrate This July as Never Before

Call to Action

We're only a week away from July and the all the festivities that follow. 

With the 4th of July holiday, I'm always reminded of the days that follow and the love that our friends and family show us through their well wishes and gifts.  Last year was an especially big effort by all and I thank them for it.  Our friends and family made that celebration quite memorable and beautiful, one I will never forget.

You may have read a few posts back that I, along with my wife and a family member, started CanvasPet.com mid last year with the public launch this past January.  As a quick recap, our mission at CanvasPet is to save as many pets as we can through donating 100% of our profits.  We do this by researching and selling high quality pet products that are sourced and manufactured in the U.S.  These products are not just good, they're good for your cats and dogs.  We're completely dedicated to delivering on our mission and have opted to take no salaries for the first two years to insure we can donate as much as we possibly can to our cause.

So, why am I writing about this now?

This year I'm asking each family member, friend, coworker and acquaintance to celebrate our great nation’s Independence Day differently.  I’m asking you to visit our site and make a purchase of $25 or more.  Choose products for your pets or a friend's pets from the variety of snacks, food and soon toys that we carry.  With your purchase, you're helping us help the organizations below through our donations of all of our profits:

  • ASPCA (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) rescues animals from dog fighting breeders, puppy or kitten mills, pet hoarders as well as other cruel situations and people.  Here's one example of the type of work they do nationally and locally:  ASPCA Rescues 50 Dogs in Bronx Dog Fighting Case

    Puppy Rescued By Humane Law Enforcement

  • BAD RAP in San Francisco helps rescue, socialize and place bully breeds, similar to our Lola and Jiggy, into loving family homes, working toward eliminating the bad rap that Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, American Bulldogs and similar breeds have unfairly received. This is the same organization that helped socialize and place many of the Michael Vick's Dogs, with the majority of them earning the Canine Good Citizen certification. Read the update on Vick's Dogs here:  Vick dogs: Five years post-seizure. Has the cruelty ended?
  • Irvine Animal Care Center is one of the few no-kill shelters that's generously funded by the city of Irvine's forward thinking city government to keep animals alive for at least 21 days.  This may seem like a very short time, but most shelters can't afford to keep an animal alive for any more than three days!!!  2011.09.10_Perplexed2012-05-30 18.18.33
    Irvine Animal Care Center is where we adopted both Jiggy and Lola, and where we plan to sponsor one or more kennels each year to help some of the animals that don't get adopted within 21 days have a better chance at finding a home.  This is part of the shelter's Third Chance program to help support such animals for 90 days or more.

So, what am I really asking from you? 

I'm asking you to purchase products that your dogs and cats, or your friends' dogs and cats, will absolutely love.  Products that you, as their guardians, will love giving them and that are good for them.

And by doing so, I'm essentially asking you to help us rescue those that can't help themselves, who love us unconditionally, but are abused by those that see them as nothing more than a means to a profit or an avenue to satisfy their cruel personal wants. 

It'll be through your generous help that we can begin to exemplify Gandhi's notion of a great nation: "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

I thank you in advance for making a difference through your actions.  Here's the link to CanvasPet.com's products page.

What Do You Think

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Photo Credits

ASPCA, BAD RAP, Yours Truly