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Animal Ambassadors: Writers to the Rescue

Posted on: September 7, 2015

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As part of teaching about how companion animals need rescue, I distributed profiles of real cats in The Cat House, a no-kill shelter. We talked about why these cats ended up in a shelter. The reasons varied. Some had owners who couldn’t take their pets when they got sick and hospitalized. Other cats were no longer wanted due to age or health. Some started out as feral or stray. We also talked about how we could promote cats, such as through tweets and blog posts, to help find them homes….

To read more, check out my post Writers to the Rescue: The Cat House.

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As part of teaching about how animals rescue people, I distributed information about working dogs and cats. For working dogs, we talked about nine kinds: acting, assistance, herding, drug, hunting, landmine, rescue, sled, and termite. For working cats, we talked about four kinds: military, rodent, show, and therapy. We also talked about skills needed for these jobs and then applied this information to write job application letters and to write advertisements of services available….

To read more, check out my post Writers to the Rescue: Second-Chance Pups.

I wrote the above posts 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.

In addition to the above, I also wrote these related articles about another a third rescue organization for my own blog:

Besides the above club, I also taught a Crafty Writers Club and wrote these articles about it:

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

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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee

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