Oh my… It turns out I am not AMAZING at Cat Week… I didn’t get to posting Sunday and Monday, but I doubt you were sitting there hitting refresh, dying for me to do so. (Hello? Is this thing even on??!!)
Today I want to briefly go over the other charities Ephemera is helping out in 2013 with our Surprise Stationery Subscription, plus where we’re at with each one. Yes, it did, in fact, occur to me that not everyone is a cat person, so I thought I better let some other furry friends represent. Here’s a rundown on how your order of a summer, fall or winter subscription will go towards helping other animals in need:
SUMMER: Pigs Peace
Founder Judy Woods and Curly
I really thought this one would be a tough sell, but it’s going great! We’re over 30% of the way to reaching our goal, and we have until the beginning of June to make it all the way. Turns out people love pigs! And they should. Pigs are pretty amazing creatures: intelligent, gentle, kind, and cute in my opinion. Judy Woods founded Pigs Peace Sanctuary in 1994 after learning that most shelters don’t help the many pigs in need (due to the fad of pet pigs, and farm animal abuses). The sanctuary boasts 39 acres in Stanwood, Washington, where the rescued pigs can root, explore, choose where to sleep, and enjoy the life they were meant to have.
And they welcome visitors! They’re closed for a couple more months, but as soon as it warms up, I’m headed up to Stanwood with a few friends and a lot of peanuts to meet the pigs (pigs love peanuts!). In the meantime, I’m going to have to check out Vegan Haven, their affiliated vegan grocery store in the University district. If you’re in the Seattle area, you should pay both a visit as well.
To send some much needed cash to Judy and the pigs (while getting some cute piggy letterpress stationery in return), just check the Summer – Pigs Peace box when you order!
Pasado prancing in happier days.
I had the pleasure of attending a workshop at Pasado’s Safe Haven a few months ago, and I’m dying to go back and explore more if I can. It was founded over 20 years ago when little Pasado the donkey was cruelly beaten and killed by 3 teenage boys at his home, Kelsey Creek Farms in Bellevue, WA.
I’ll give you a second.
I have always, always, always loved donkeys. I don’t know why. They just seem like they want hugs from me 100% of the time – like maybe that should be my job. So this story really pissed me off. Since that awful night, the people at Pasado’s Safe Haven have worked tirelessly to advocate for animals and toughen animal abuse laws. Let’s send these awesome people some CA$H.
To help them out with cash later this fall (while getting some adorable donkey-themed letterpress stationery in return), just check the Fall – Pasado’s box when you order! We’re about 25% of the way there, and we have until September to get to 100%.
WINTER: Old Dog Haven
Old Dog Haven is not a place you can visit… it’s everywhere! This network of foster homes is scattered throughout the greater Seattle area, and specializes in caring for abandoned senior dogs. It’s a sad fact that older animals have a much lower chance of being adopted. I get it. Puppies are cute. And it’s no crime to want a long life with your new pet – senior dogs may only have a few years before you have to say goodbye. Or perhaps the potential for expensive health issues scares us off. It’s no surprise that it’s hard to find them homes. Still, they do deserve it. Old Dog Haven says:
“Our goal is that their last years are happy and that they die safe and at peace, knowing they are loved. Wouldn’t we all wish this for our own pets, and for ourselves?”
Vet care gets expensive for these pups! To help Ephemera send them a big check this winter (while getting lots of doggy-themed letterpress stationery in return), just check the Winter – Old Dog Haven box when you order. We’re about 25% of the way there, and we have until December to get to 100%. I KNOW we can do this!
Thanks again for reading and for your support of this wild little project. We’re about 60% of the way to our Spring goal for Purrfect Pals. Will you help us get all the way there? Spring subscriptions are set to be mailed out March 14, so that only leaves 10 more days to get in on the action!