The Red . . . no, Blue . . . Purple? People who like animals, anyway

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  1. Siusane al'Cuyler

    Siusane al'Cuyler Aes Sedai

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    Because fire-breathing dragons melt even my cold Red heart . . .

    More seriously, the Red and the Blue are indeed joining forces in support of animals, domestic and wild, along with their environment. This relates to personal interests for some of us, while also being a broad topic with many different ways to contribute. Animals are too often overlooked, neglected, outright mistreated, and may also be affected by loss of habitat, pollution, and so on.

    So, how might we help? Possible organizations to support or actions to take include:
    -Local humane societies and animal rescue groups
    -Fostering domestic animals until they can be adopted
    -Trap/neuter/release for feral cats
    -Organizations that provide veterinary care and rehabilitation to injured wild animals
    -Helping owners with economic hardship maintain their animals
    -Groups conserving open space and habitat
    -Creating backyard wildlife habitat
    -Wildlife sanctuaries
    -Animal welfare groups

    Of course some groups are quite local with a specific focus, while some organizations are national or international in scope.

    Here are a few organizations with a broader scope:

    Animals & Environmental
    • World Wildlife Fund - Our mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.
    • ANCCOB Saves Seabirds - to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – especially endangered species like the African penguin.
    • APOPO and their HeroRats - addresses global issues through research, development and deployment of scent detection technology at its training and research center in Tanzania and seven other countries.
    • Animal Welfare Institute - Find Your Legislator, view their animal welfare-related legislative decisions, and see how much compassion they show on important animal protection measures currently before Congress. The Compassion Index also allows you to contact your legislators on these issues.
    It will be interesting to see all the ways that contributions are made throughout the year!
     
  2. Mieriana Souvra

    Mieriana Souvra Keeper of the Chronicles Keeper of the Chronicles Aes Sedai

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    I've been donating $5 per month to the Animal Welfare Institute.

    Is there anything we can do together, like everyone collect up as many old towels as you can from friends and family and donate them to your local animal shelter, or even practice your knitting/crochet and make little blankets that can be donated?
     
  3. Erin al'Denael

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    If you decide to do something like this as a joint activity, and want help finding out where to donate blankets, the Servant of All Team can help find shelters if any members need assistance with that. :) Just reach out and ask!
     
  4. Lilli O' Neeus

    Lilli O' Neeus Sparkly Brown Goddess Aes Sedai Servant of All Coordinator

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    For this, the shelters always looking for blankets for lining cages. Many of them go home with the animal at adoption.

    Cat cages need something around the size of 11"x24" for cats, and a 2'x3' for small dogs.

    These are easily crocheted. I do them in my spare time. A simple double crochet in what ever yarn you have laying around is perfect. Size H.
     
  5. Linkelivar Miou'Mai

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    A few months back I found a fledgling Blue Jay shivering in the middle of one of the parking lots I was cleaning. My partner and I put him into a towel lined box and kept him warm until we could get him to a local rehab center here in Virginia.
    I'm happy to say that baby Blue is now flying free and happy in the sky
     
  6. Aleita Taviah

    Aleita Taviah Aes Sedai Director of Marketing Headmistress

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    That's such a heart warming story Linkelivar ^^
     
  7. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Moderator

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    I just started volunteering at the SPCA again :)