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Animal Ambassadors

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Dear Lucy,

When I took you in nine years ago as a stray cat, I promised to care for you the best I could for all your days. When I eventually lost you to kidney disease, I promised to join others in the fight to help all companion animals find homes. It isn’t going to be an easy battle…..

To read more, check out my post: Too Many Pets.


We’ve all heard the advice to spay and neuter our pets. Yet about 25% haven’t been. Why? There are really only four main reasons. The first is a desire to breed. Another is a concern about the health of a pet. A third is expense. The fourth is the belief that the issue doesn’t apply to the single-pet owner.

Those who plan to breed their pets should know that 2.4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year as a result of overpopulation. In other words, every puppy or kitten you bring into the world is a death sentence for another.

To read more, check out my post: The Spay/Neuter Challenge.

I wrote this post for Lincoln Animal Ambassadors, a volunteer organization committed to improving the lives of animals and alleviating cruelty in the local community where I live. Some of their offerings include a low-cost spay/neuter program, temporary assistance pet food bank, and education about being responsible pet guardians. The latter is where I mostly help. What is your community doing to help curb pet overpopulation?

This post is part of the Small Victories line-up. Check out others by clicking on the below graphic.



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Spring Reviews

Almost a year after I announced that it was time to take a step back from this blog, Allison's Book Bag is still here. I'm slowly working back up to weekly reviews again. Each week, there will be one under any of these categories: Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, religious books, or diversity books. Some will come in the form of single reviews and others in the form of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Freddy the Frogcaster and the Terrible Tornado by Janice Dean
  • The Distance Between Us by Reya Grande
  • Hearts of Fire from The Voice of Matyrs



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