iGive.com celebrates our Cause’s Good Works
Kathy B. dropped us a note about her iGive Cause. Paws Crossed Dog Rescue serves the Eastern Panhandle of WV and surrounding counties. This non-profit dog rescue consists of a group of men and women who rescue abused, neglected, unwanted and abandoned animals. These people provide temporary foster homes to these animals until they are adopted. Paws Crossed provides these animals with food and medical needs including spay and neutering.
The foster homes play an essential part, for they do not have kennels for the dogs they rescue. Paws Crossed depends on the fosters, donations of food, supplies and money to be able to continue helping these dogs find their forever homes. All potential fosters and adopters are screened in order to assure the proper fitting home for each dog.
Check out Paws Crossed success stories for some of the cutest furry-friends with their new, loving families.
Shanta Wanagi (Sacred Heart Angel) came to the WMS on April 29, 2002. She was 14 days old.
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and proper management of wolves in the wild and in captivity. Our purpose and ultimate goal is to save these great noble animals from extinction. Wolf Mountain is home to 18 wolves that were rescued and will live their lives out at the Sanctuary. We receive no funding and rely completely on donations and adoptions. Visitors can interact with our wolves (very few sanctuaries allow this). Our belief is that since our wolves will live with us for the rest of their lives they will receive love and attention from the many humans that cross their paths.
Balto came to WMS from East Texas in late 2013.
iGive member Ellen dropped us this little love note about the Cause:
“Tonya Littlewolf is the director of the Wolf Mountain Sanctuary. This person loves and cares for the wolves, so much she brings them home with her at times… so they won’t be alone. Tonya is a great humanitarian… She makes sure they are fed, healthy and is always working on a better environment for them. I love her for what she does in caring and helping the wolves. When they are sick, she tries to get a vet and ask the people to help donate to pay for their treatment…..Tonya is the best…..”
February is the month to celebrate love – and we’re pretty sure that North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary LOVES Joanie D. Since joining iGive in 2005, Joanie’s online shopping has benefited NTRS to the tune of just over $1,000! That’s a lot of treats for a lot of floppy-eared friends!
All the rabbits that come into NTRS’s care, are given a chance to live and look forward to being adopted into warm, loving homes with caring people.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Kittyland Cat and Kitten Rescue came into being when the shelter that had operated on the property for 30 years had to move, due to zoning changes. The dogs moved out to another shelter but the cats had no where to go.
“It was time to start our own Sanctuary,” Ann Woods, Executive Director of Kittyland told us. “We were deeded the land and are in the process of refurbishing some very old buildings to make a comfortable home for Cats and Kittens in danger. We are the only Cat and Kitten rescue in our valley that has a facility to accommodate just Cats and Kittens. We offer Sanctuary to older felines and to cats who need medical help, we are a no kill shelter. We find homes for healthy cats and kittens,we rely totally on donations which is why iGive is so important to us and made so easy for supporters to participate.”
Thanks to all who support this worthy cause, they’ve earned over $450 through their iGive partnership.
American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue rehabilitates abused and abandoned Black & Tan Coonhounds and places them in “Forever” homes. Since joining iGive.com in 1999, American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue has raised over $5700 towards their mission of keeping animals from being euthanized.
You can check out their website for News to Howl about and a variety of Happy Endings – stories of rescued animals, complete with the cutest pics you can imagine! Leon and Shelby even get featured in the family holiday cards, now!
Auggie and Hank are a couple of iGive Staff pics!
Kim C. is the first iGive.com Super Shopper of 2017 – our 20th Anniversary! Kim has chosen to support Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado, and in just one month earned over $180 for this worthy cause.
Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado joined iGive in 2011 and has already earned over $3,000 towards their mission:
We rescue, rehabilitate and find forever homes for animals at risk, regardless of age or breed, issue or amount of time needed that is within our means, in conjunction with providing educational services and spay/neuter programs to the community.
Are you in the market for a new furry friend in 2017? Check out pets that are currently available for adoption here.
As a thank you for all Kim has done on behalf of her cause, iGive has teamed up with Adagio Teas to send her a $100 Gift Card.
Brenda V. is the Super Shopper for November! Brenda has raised over $130 for her cause, Yorkie Haven Rescue.
“Yorkie Haven Rescue Group was founded in 2006. Our caring volunteers share their many talents to ensure that all yorkies we rescue from “throwaway land” are safe and can live their lives in a loving, healthy and safe environment – a haven where they will be forever loved.”
In recognition for her support of Yorkie Haven Rescue Group, Brenda will be receiving a Powered Water Filtration System from our Super Shopper Sponsor: Aquasana.
You can join Brenda in her efforts when you join www.iGive.com/YHR and Change Shopping For Good.
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been active with iGive for 10 years now, and what a story they have! Over 600 iGive members support this worthy Cause, and they have earned over $7,000 in Donations. Maria D., iGive member and Executive Director of the rescue, dropped us a note about their mission.
“German Shepherd Rescue of OC is dedicated to rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating German Shepherd dogs that have no where else to turn. We are operated by volunteers and we receive no government funding. Currently, we have more than 90 homeless shepherds depending on us for their care and comfort needs. Funds are desperately needed to pay for boarding costs, veterinary care, spaying and neutering, vaccines, microchips and basic supplies. In addition to funds, we always need donations of pet food, dog toys, quality treats, bleach and cleaning supplies. Dogs come to us from desperate situations, such as death of an owner, abandonment by loved ones, severe illness or injury that owners are not prepared to manage, as well as from public shelters throughout So California. Each year, we successfully rehome more than 400 German Shepherds in permanent, loving homes.”
If you live in the area, check out upcoming events to see how you can make a difference in the lives of these dogs, too!
Thanks Maria, for ALL you do on behalf of your Cause!
Power of the Paw
Power of the Paw, based in Post Falls, ID, will rescue and rehome those animals most at need — at risk of euthanasia at local kill shelters — and does not discriminate because of age, breed or health issues.
iGive member Melody, sent this inspiring note: “I became involved with Power of the Paw (a 501(c)3 foster based rescue) last year. I have donated, volunteered and fostered. We adopted 3 of our fosters …2 who are elderly who need extra care and one silly little Yorkie. We are now fostering a cat that Power of the Paw rescued from the Indian Reservation just 2 days before she gave birth to 7 babies in our home.
“Power of the Paw is partial to those animals who need the most help, and has rescued so many older dogs that have been owner surrendered abandoned. And every single one of them has found a loving home to spend the rest of their life! Being involved with rescue has given purpose and meaning to my life, and I am a much better person because of it.”
You can see available animals here and join Melody in supporting this great Cause with your iGive shopping!