Monday, August 3, 2015

Abandoned Animals

Around the end of August and beginning of September is the time when we see a lot of abandoned animals in my area. People spend the summer with their kids in the mountains, most of them bring a cute puppy, kitten, bunny or other animals to amuse the kids on their vacation.

Unfortunately, when the time comes to go back to their city homes, they don't know what to do with the animals. Decent people drop them off at the shelter with some donation, but there are heartless people who just close the door of their summer home, and leave the animals behind.

They don't care that the young dog or cat that loved them all summer will be scared, hungry, sad and feel abandoned, and often die lost in the woods or get hit by a car, because they don't know where to go. Luckily, we have shelters and sanctuaries in the area that give the abandoned animals home, and a lot of them are adopted by loving families.

I strongly believe that if someone don't feel compassion when looking into the eyes of an animal, they can't feel love for another human either.

I don't need to remind you that animal abusers are out there, instead, on this blog, I want to show you animals that are happy and cared for. When you adopt animals from a shelter and give them a home and love, they will give you all they got. They will be your loyal companion until they take their last breath.

With a group of author and poet friends, we put together two picture books with short stories and poems about animals. When you purchase the books, the royalty is donated to shelters and sanctuaries. This is our way of helping animals, giving you the enjoyment of reading our stories and poems.

You can find the eBook and print book links on the left sidebar, or click on the blog pages and read about the Read for Animals project.

Enjoy this video that I embedded from Youtube



 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Raise a Paw

We have raised some paws


UPDATE:
Since our last donation we didn't raise a paw, only 3 eBook copies were sold when the books were on 99 cents promotional sale in September, 2014. The 3 sales amount to about 99 cents, which is not enough to raise a $10 paw.

The lack of sales probably due to lack of advertisement, but because the goal is to donate the money, we're not spending money on promoting the books.

Therefore, the books are sold only when interested readers stumble upon it on selling sites, and when animal lovers share our posts.

Please share this blog, let your animal lover friends know about the Read for Animals project.

We will post the next update when we raise another paw.

GOOD NEWS:
I May 2015, we have raised 32 paws from the royalties paid from the sales of the anthologies! Thank you animal lovers for sharing posts and purchasing the books!

So far we have raised 32 paws (each paw means $1) toward our next $100 donation

NOMINATE SHELTERS:
This free blog has limited with gadgets and options, visit my WEBSITE page to nominate shelters and sanctuaries for the next donation, and keep up with updates.


Thank you for your support!
Erika M Szabo

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