Until March 4th: Read on to learn how you can get a FREE crocheted cock-eyed potholder, or be included in a drawing to win one (free shipping to US and Canada)
I just entered my boy in The Humane Society's Spay Day 2010 Online Pet Photo Contest. I just learned about it and thought I would ask you, my dear friends, to help vote for my boy. It's not so much about him winning, but more importantly and foremost, about raising money to get our pets spayed and neutered. I still can't believe how many people I talk to that still do not want to spay/neuter their pets so that they can breed them.
Did you guys know that four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year? If you stop a moment to ponder on those numbers - it's a mass murder of animals that we, the human race, could prevent. I don't think that this is what God had in mind when he gave us dominion over the animals, do you? To me this boils down to two wide-spread human traits: selfishness and greed!
Believe me, if this were about Tupperware or Avon, I would not be approaching you here, but this is a subject near and dear to my heart, and in my opinion, very important. It's all about saving lives. Our pets need to be spayed and neutered to prevent overpopulation and euthanization...not to mention countless other cruel and horrific ways a stray animal can succumb. I often wonder if it were mandatory for potential pet owners who believed in breeding, to work in an animal shelter for a couple of weeks and were forced to personally euthanize animals, if they would still be as readily eager to breed their pets. I feel sorry for the people who have to do that. I know someone who does, and he hates it. I would not want to do it. I'd never stop crying.
Voting continues until 10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, March 4, 2010.
For every $1 you donate, my Gizzy gets another vote. For those of you that can dontate (and I totally understand if you can't) I will sweeten the deal for you by giving the first five (5) people that donated (and voted for Gizzy) at least $5 (or more) one of my crocheted rooster potholders. I sell them for $12 each, so you'd be getting one for less than half price. Plus, your donation is tax deductible too. So, please, send me a message as soon as you have voted for Gizzy and donated (we're using the honor system here) and I will send you one of my roosters (with postage paid to the US or Canada) first come, first served. After the first five people have donated, I will enter subsequent names in a drawing to win another one of my rooster potholders. I will also enter the names of people who post about this on their blogs and/or put a link to this article on their blog's side bar. Remember to notify me after you have done this, so that I can include your name. I will draw a name after the contest is over, on March 4, 2010.
I really had a difficult time deciding which photo of my Gizzy to enter, but I finally opted for the one that shows him off the best.
We were visiting Bank's Lake that day. He looked so handsome and proud sitting on that fallen tree trunk.
(NOTE: this photo was entered as a memorial to a pet who is no longer with us - namely my beloved Bootsie boy!)
Like I said, Gizzy won't win, because I entered him too late, but it's not about him winning, it's about raising money to spay and neuter our pets. Please, vote for my boy and donate at least $5 (if you can) and I will either mail you or enter you in a drawing for one of my handsome, crocheted rooster potholders.
This is the link that takes you to the voting section of the website, so you can find Gizzy quickly. If you go to "Pet Search" be sure and search for Gizzy by his last name (Sturm) because there are many Gizoms and Gizzys entered (all of them very cute.) Select "Last Name" in the drop down menu and type in Sturm, or just click here:
Thank you in behalf of the animals!