February has arrived finally. January seemed so long for some reason and I am very happy that the new month has arrived and that I can share our results for our January Comments for a Cause.
Our cause in January was the Dementia Society of America. As many of you know my own mother suffers from dementia so this has definitely become a cause that is near and dear to my heart.
To enhance the quality of life for those living with Dementia, caregivers, and the community!
I am happy to be able to donate a little bit to help this organization with their efforts and with your comments this past month Chris and I will be making a donation of $200 to Dementia Society of America.
Thank you to each and every one of you for taking the time to read and comment. Without you this would not happen and I am truly grateful to each of you.
I decided to go local this month and find an organization that helps animals locally. Pisgah Paws (Pisgah Animal Welfare Society, Inc.) is a fairly new organization that is making an impact in the area.
PAWS has several programs that it supports and works closely with other pet care agencies in the area. One of the programs that I love is their Barn Cat Program. PAWS saves feral cats and places them in outdoor homes instead of having them be euthanized. Feral cats are usually not cats that can be socialized but they are wonderful if allowed to live out their lives someplace where they are not a nuisance and where they can actually live the life that works for them.
PAWS also has adoptable pets that can be viewed here. There are a lot of great pets available for a very minimal adoption fee. Cats and dogs are both available. The organization also supports and helps with spay, neuter and trap release neuter programs.
I have see PAWS volunteers at our local festivals and they always have a smile on their face and are working for the best for all of these animals. Other ways that people can help besides adoptions and donations is by simply volunteering in a variety of ways. They always need foster families and help with transportation.
It seemed only right this month, a week after we lost our own Buddy, to support a local animal agency that truly has a heart for helping our furry friends. For every comment on the blog during February Chris and I will make a 50 cent donation ($500 cap) to PAWS to help them in their efforts to help the animals in our area. I think Buddy would approve, don’t you?