There are 10 days left to get in your homemade post cards to have them count toward either Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary or Cat House on the Kings! They will each get 5000 meals of Halo Spot's Stew for Cats from Freekibble.com, and the shelter who brings in the most cards receives an additional 5000 meals! Please send in your cards soon! Deadline: August 15th, 2011! Thank you to Jackson Galaxy, cat behaviorist, for spearheading this campaign! Meow!
Jackson Galaxy Cat Behaviorist is BANANAS for The Pet Postcard Project!
Pets are such a wonderful part of our lives. Information about online classes is available for busy people who are interested in looking up info about veterinary courses (in between checking out cute pet photos and videos, of course!).
For this campaign, Freekibble.com has generously pledged 15,000 meals of Halo Spot's Stew for cats to two animal shelters in conjunction with Halo Purely for Pets through The Pet Postcard Project! That's over $8,000 worth of Halo food!
The Fayette County Humane Society is a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to prevent cruelty to all domestic animals in Fayette County, Ohio, and to provide humane care and treatment to all domestic animals in need of protection. They strive to eliminate euthanasia as a means of pet population control through education, sterilization programs and adoptions.
CARC's mission is to reduce the number of abused, neglected and displaced companion animals through compassionate rehabilitation, rehoming and reuniting through community education, outreach and exposure.
The Spokesdogs for the CARC are Molly and Rupert. From Molly: “I wanted to be a Mommy, but didn’t have any puppies of my own, so I went to CARC where I have lots of friends and that is where I found Rupert. Rupert has become my pride and joy, and he is so smart, we spend the days learning new games like tug of war and chew the toy and of course great skills like gardening, and chasing the cats. I just love my Rupert and I love CARC for saving him for me.”
From Rupert: “When I needed a new home, I decided to use CARC because I had heard that they didn’t just send us to a family that would not pay attention to us, but that they find people that are going to LOVE me and that will make sure that they teach me and take care of me, and Molly, well she was just a bonus. I couldn’t ask for a better mommy. I remember my first night, every time I opened my eyes, there she was, just watching me and making sure that I was OK. I would never use another center besides CARC. They made sure that my mommy and my bipeds both loved me before they brought me home and you should see all the cats I get to chase”
Please send in your postcards and help feed all of the homeless doggies!
Here's an update on where the pet food has gone from The Pet Postcard Project in recent months . . .
February 2011: 500 lbs of Rachael Ray Nutrish went to East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue to feed their adorable homeless pitties! The Spokesdog was Joshua, a one year old pit bull terrier, who brought in many hundreds of great pet postcards.
March 2011: 500 lbs of Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food went to Beagles and Buddies in California. Animal Friends Club of Walnut Intermediate School brought in hundreds of heartfelt pet postcards to earn their food. Their spokesdog was Tinkerbell. "Tinkerbell was given to B&B by her "family." She was disabled due to a back injury and only had half of her hair due to excessive amounts of fleas and mange. The $20 check donated by her family for caring for her for the rest of her life even bounced! B&B fitted her with a doggie cart and she was adopted. Since that rescue 6 years ago, she has become somewhat of a celebrity. She is certified through Therapy Dog International and visits classrooms, retirement homes, the local Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald houses, bringing a message of hope and love. She has been in newspapers, in a book (Rescued Tails, Vol.1) and her first feature length film comes out this summer, "The Man In The Chair," with Christopher Plummer and Robert Wagner (she's a pound puppy extra!). Keep an eye out for her childrens' book coming out soon, "Weiner With A Heart."
500 lbs of Rachael Ray Nutrish also went to Jamie's Rescue in Miami, Florida, in February for her tireless work with rescue dogs and help spreading the word about The Pet Postcard Project. Jamie's Rescue was also a recipient in November of 500 lbs of Nutrish.
April 2011: 500 lbs of Rachael Ray Nutrish went to Community's Child and 500 lbs of Nutrish went to Animals Rule Placement Foundation an all breed rescue in San Pedro, CA. There were two spokesdogs who brought in hundreds of pet postcards in April. "Gigi the Rat Terrier is a familiar face to The Pet Postcard Project. She lives in Harbor City, CA and due to her pound puppy past, does everything she can to get hungry dogs lots of yummy food. She and her agility pal, Stormie, the Poodle (a purebred rescue dog too) who lives in Torrance, CA decided to team up as this months spokesdoggies. Stormie suggested Community's Child as his charity because they donate food to aprox. 30 seniors citizens and their dogs each month from their food bank and Gigi suggested Animals Rule Placement Foundation because they have lots of doggies there needing new homes. Both of them l love meeting new new friends, going to dog agility classes, sharing snacks and taking naps."
Thank you so much to Rachael Ray Nutrish for your continued generous dog food donations!
Please keep sending in your handmade pet postcards featuring your own pets to earn more food for shelter animals! Remember, postcards = pet food!
The Pet Postcard Project is made possible by the kindness and generosity of its pet food sponsors, who donate literally tons of kibble to animal shelters and rescues in exchange for your creative postcards.
Nikki Moustaki, MA, MFA, is a nationally known dog trainer, TV and radio personality, and animal expert who splits her time between New York City and Miami Beach. She is the author of 9 books on dogs and 25 books on birds and has been featured on national television and radio shows including CNN, NBC, ABC, BBC, and Howard Stern. More . . .
The Pet Postcard Project is a grassroots arts-and-crafts project aimed at raising food for shelter pets and awareness about the plight of homeless animals. "Pet Postcards" for this project are homemade and handmade postcards featuring your own pets that you make and then snail mail into The Pet Postcard Project. Each card you send earns food for shelter dogs and cats. So far, this project has received many thousands of funny, weird, sad, cute, and profound cards, all filled with love for a beloved pet.
This site does NOT make money on this project. It's all to raise food and awareness for shelter animals.
The Pet Postcard Project, 676A Ninth Ave., #321, New York, NY 10036
Pet food (and other stuff) raised for shelter animals though The Pet Postcard Project since February 14th, 2007 (approx):
Toys and Merch: $13,500
Monetary Donations: $19,200
Card Count: 36,000+
Feeding homeless pets, one postcard at a time!
All we are is one girl, one laptop, 2 dogs, great food/stuff sponsors, and a few invaluable "postcard posting" volunteers. The Pet Postcard Project started with nothing but a desire to help homeless animals, and YOUR postcards have made that happen.
To count toward any campaign, the words on the cards shouldn't be just captions - they are ADVICE, CONFESSIONS, OR WISHES from or to the pet.
PLEASE MAIL MULTIPLE CARDS IN AN ENVELOPE OR BOX TO SAVE PAPER AND STAMPS.
THE PET POSTCARD PROJECT LEGAL NOTICE: Please note: if you submit your materials to THE PET POSTCARD PROJECT, you are hereby granting THE PET POSTCARD PROJECT an exclusive license to post your materials on the THE PET POSTCARD PROJECT website(s) (and any other website or websites affiliated with THE PET POSTCARD PROJECT); to use your materials in any way THE PET POSTCARD PROJECT wishes to utilize them (including publishing, reproducing, and modifying them) in any format and/or media now known or hereinafter developed throughout the universe from now until the end of time. Anyone not wishing to grant such a license should not submit his or her materials. You may not use any materials on this website (or in any other subsidiary products, such as books, which are derived from or make use of materials found on this website) for any purpose whatsoever without THE PET POSTCARD PROJECT'S written agreement, although THE PET POSTCARD PROJECT does authorize you the one-time right to post an image on another website to link to the THE PET POSTCARD PROJECT site(s). End of legal mumbo jumbo. Thanks!
Pet Postcard Project
676A Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10036