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Blog the ChangeToday is Blog the Change for Animals Day, a chance for all of us animal bloggers (and bloggers who are animals) to help our furry, feathered and finned friends in need. Here are some things you can do to Be The Change:

  • Help our friends at PurrEver Ranch, a “pawspice for senior cats and wayward kittizens” find a Furever Home. Spread the word, make a donation, or even send good thoughts and prayers. Find out more here, visit PurrEver’s website, or fan them on Facebook. If you want to tweet it, use this text: PurrEver Ranch needs a “furever home!” Every dollar & every signal boost helps! FMI: http://bit.ly/QUQ5Y #BTC4Pets
  • We’re still raising money for our friends at Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, the only rescue in the US dedicated solely to blind cats. We need your help to reach our ridiculously ambitious goal of $5,000–which will provide food, housing and vet care for all the cats at BCR for six months! Either use the widget in the right column of our website or donate through our FirstGiving page.
  • Participate in the Be The Change Dog Days of Summer Challenge: Buy cat and dog food, print a poster (available at the site), and donate it to local shelters.
  • Go to FreeKibble and FreeKibbleKat and answer a daily trivia question to donate kibble to shelters in need. Whether you’re right or wrong, the kibble gets donated. You can sign up to get daily reminders by e-mail.
  • Go to The Animal Rescue Site and click the big purple button. Every click means a donation of food and money for the care of shelter animals.
  • Donate to or help raise awareness about American Humane’s PAWS (Pets And Women’s Shelters) program. Many victims of family violence stay with their abusers because they’re (rightly) afraid of what might happen to their pets if they leave. PAWS is a national program to guide domestic and family violence emergency housing shelters toward permitting residents to bring their pets with them.
  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter. You don’t have to work directly with animals if that’s too heart-wrenching for you. Serve on the Board; volunteer your web design, marketing, or other skills; offer to transport animals for vet care; repost, Facebook or Tweet about shelter fund-raisers — or come up with some other cool creative ideas!
  • Support the Shelter Pet Project through your blog or website.

There are lots of other wonderful ways you can Be The Change for pets and non-domestic animals. Check out the Be The Change BlogHop by visiting one or more of the sites below and find out what kind of creative things our friends are doing: