A cat like this could be the cat you sponsor with a Christmas box!

Titus as you can see has been waiting for a forever home for 2 years! 

We can not believe that at all as he is gorgeous! 

This is the description of Titus from the website 


Titus - male, tabby&white


Big boisterous boy. He’s strong willed and a big strong boy so would be best suited to a home without children. Good with other cats and always ready for attention!

There will be cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents and so many other animals that will be in this situation too and it is so heartbreaking! :(

You can build a box of your own! Or if you are not able to you could donate items from one of the following wishlists 

catslover88 will be donating to Katz Castle -  Surrey Amazon list

suchaprettyfire is in the North west of the UK - Amazon List

charitycrochetandknitsforanimals is covering the East MIdlands - Amazon List

For every £1 donate charitycrochetandknitsforanimals will make and donate an extra catnip toy :) 

The Radioactive Man Who Returned To Fukushima To Feed The Animals That Everyone Else Left Behind

Naoto Matsumura is the only human brave enough to live in Fukushima’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone

He fled at first but returned to take care of the animals that were left behind

He returned for his own animals at first, but realized that so many more needed his help, too

Matsumura, who is 55 years old, knows that the radiation is harmful, but he “refuses to worry about it”


“They also told me that I wouldn’t get sick for 30 or 40 years. I’ll most likely be dead by then anyway, so I couldn’t care less”


Matsumura discovered that thousands of cows had died locked in barns


He also freed many animals that had been left chained up by their owners


Many of them now rely on him for food

The government has forbidden him from staying, but that doesn’t stop him either


He started in 2011 and is still going strong 4 years later


He relies solely on donations from supporters to work with and feed the animals


His supporters are calling him the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’


The man clearly has a sense of humor as well

The untold human suffering and property damage left in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan has been well-documented, but there’s another population that suffered greatly that few have discussed – the animals left behind in the radioactive exclusion zone. One man, however, hasn’t forgotten – 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura, a former construction worker who lives in the zone to care for its four-legged survivors.He is known as the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’ because of the work he does to feed the animals left behind by people in their rush to evacuate the government’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone. He is aware of the radiation he is subject to on a daily basis, but says that he “refuses to worry about it.” He does take steps, however, by only eating food imported into the zone.

by Dovas

I’m so moved by this man’s bravery, selflessness and compassion. What a beautiful person.

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‘Big teddy bear’ losing hope after 1 year at shelter

Beautiful Moose has waited for more than one year at the shelter - and after his rescue fell through, he’s hoping that someone will read his story and save his life. Moose is a three-year-old boy whose body bears the scars of his prior life, but this big sweetheart just wants to love and be loved. A volunteer stated: “This big boy is sweet as can be. I love, love, love him. He’s a good boy who loves everyone and loves to get belly rubs.”

After he was treated for heartworm, Moose was supposed to go to a home, but no one ever came for him. The volunteer added: “He’s ready to leave. He’s getting so sad. I promised him that he would get his chance… And I feel like I’m letting this big, sweet boy down.”

Moose has spent more than one year at the shelter and he has started to lose weight - let’s not let him lose all hope, too. According to the veterinarian that saw Moose, his cherry eye is only cosmetic and he’s healthy and ready to find love.

Can you please open your heart and home to Moose? He has waited so long to know love.

If you’re interested in adopting this sweet boy, he’s waiting to meet you at Lee County Animal Shelter in Bishopville, South Carolina. If you are interested in him, please call (803) 428-2077 or (803) 428-7536.

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so pretty much the only cat rescue in middle georgia is in desperate need of donations or else they’re going to get their water and power cut off

please please please if you can spare anything please paypal some money to maconpurrs@gmail.com (if it’s important to you, they are a 501©(3) organization)

if you can’t spare any money please signal boost this

please help them out, i really care about this shelter and they’re constantly in danger of going under because people in the middle georgia area are more inclined to help dog shelters instead of cat shelters, these cats have nowhere to go

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Seeking Loving Homes for Kittens in Central FL 

Well, it’s kitten season again. 

These lovely babies aren’t mine this time–I’m posting for a friend caring for the mother, who is a stray. These kittens were born April 1st  or 2nd and aren’t quite ready to leave their mom yet but will be in a few weeks. As far as I know they’re free to good homes but will come with no veterinary history and a strong recommendation to get them spayed/neutered as soon as they’re old enough. They will be litter trained and weaned onto solid foods as well. Currently they are staying comfortably out of the wild at an animal hospital but cannot stay for much longer. They have a small chance at getting a temporary foster but will need a forever home.

There are four adorable kittens, three girls and one boy. The calico, the tortie with the cute lil orange face, and the tabby with the white socks (who seems to be the runt of the litter) are all females; the lil tabby bud with the white face is a male. 

The mama is a total sweetheart and I believe she has already got a home lined up for her. Her kittens on the other hand do not and it would be a shame to have to let them go on the streets. 

If you have any interest or know anyone looking for a cat/who would be interested contact:

fowlerbreea@gmail.com or 239-269-1143. 

You are welcome to contact me but I am not responsible for these lil guys and will be forwarding any messages to the people in charge of the babies. 

Any reblogs/shares on other social media are always appreciated. Likes are nice but don’t really help spread the word a whole lot. 


Thanks everyone, and remember to always spay and neuter your cats, and support your local TNR programs so there are less homeless kittens and more happy cats!

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Hi guys! Today I want to ask you to help me with something important. 

The animal rescue centre in my county is in need of a shed conversion, so it can be turned into a hospital room! This place is amazing, it looks after all kinds of animals, not just pets, wild ones too :D 

I set up a GoFundMe for Noeline, the woman who runs it (seen above minding a swan). She’s been doing this since the 70′s and I think she really deserves a hand considering all her hard work. 

Our total goal is to raise at least €4000, but we’re going to try to raise €2000 online and the other half through different fundraisers; one of them is gonna be a date auction! 

Please be really kind and donate, and if you can’t PLEASE reblog this and share it and help me raise some awareness. There’s even more information on the GFM page, so have a look! 

This is the link for the centre’s Facebook page :)

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Rescued Dairy Cow Hides Newborn Because She Thinks All Humans Steal Calves

This handsome little man is scheduled to be EUTHANISED TODAY, Sunday 26th April. He is located in O.C.A.S. in Orlando, Florida. PLEASE consider adopting or even fostering this guy to save him from being killed. Florida is a large state. There has to be somebody out there willing to take this dog into their home, even if it’s just for a short while until he finds his forever home. If you are interested in saving him then call O.C.A.S. on 407-836-3111, or email Jacqueline.Nanni@ocfl.net. If nobody shows ANY interest in him then he will be killed. If people show interest but can’t adopt or foster him straight away then they will give him some extra time! He is neutered and ready to leave the shelter.

Please don’t let my name deter you from saving me! My previous owner named me! I would love a new family & new name!

Animal ID: A315865 Room No.: WD43
Hi, my name is Crazy. I am an approximately 2 year old white and brown neutered male. I am friendly and I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 63 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Monday, April 13, 2015. My due out date is Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Here is his thread on Facebook.

Please reblog/share on social media and foster or adopt if possible to save this little pups life!

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21,000 Gallons of crude oil leaked near Santa Barbara beaches.

The Earth is 4.54 billion years old and in the span of only about 200k years humans have managed to become the most destructive, devastating species to ever inhabit it.

Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pipeline-santa-barbara-coast-20150519-story.html

Spud



As a child, I was allergic to cats. I had a lot of allergies, really, and I was lucky enough to receive therapy for them, but I spent a lot of my time having severe allergic reactions to cats, because my parents could not convince me to stay away from them. What can I say? I love cats.

I recently got married, and after more than 10 years without a significant reaction to one, I was determined to get a cat now that I had a stable living situation in a pet-friendly home. Things kept coming up, though, and we kept having to put off our plans to visit the local rescue. It was frustrating - I was so ready for the cat I’d waited 25 years for, but life kept getting in the way.

I’d just gotten back from a trip around Christmastime, and a friend brought up a cat their family was fostering via the Humane Society. He was apparently very sweet, and friendly with other animals, but their other cats didn’t like him, so they were looking for someone else to take him in. I asked to meet him.

He was perfect.

Spud is the cat of my dreams, and I’m so glad I get to spend the next several years with this handsome, vocal, affectionate, playful creature. At night, he sleeps next to my pillow. During the day, he reminds me that I am good. He’s made our little family complete, and I’m so glad I had to wait for him.

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All of the animals are rescue animals and are here because no other farm or person could take them in.
Please help us save our sanctuary. We have a wide range of perks. You can receive pictures of the animals or even have a perennial flower or tree planted in your honor!

The donkey in the picture is Teddy. He was put up for auction after his owner died. A friend of ours rescued him from auction. She had a lot of other donkeys, so we we took him in. He’s lived at the farm sanctuary for 12 years. He’s best friends with the sheep on the sanctuary. Whenever we get them sheared he insists on coming up to the side yard because he doesn’t want the sheep out of his sight!
Please help Teddy stay with his friends at the home he’s known for over a decade.
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Charity Knits for Animals Facebook page

Would you like to treat your cats, A friends cats or Animal Shelter cats, with all the profits made going back to Animal Shelters?

Then now you can, i have set up a facebook page so you can purchase my handmade knitted catnip mice and fish and all the profits will be given to Animal Shelters including RSPCA, PDSA, Cats Protection, Dog’s Trust and independent shelters that care for and rescue not only cats and dogs but an array of animals :) 

Please come and like and share charity knits for animals facebook page

or please come and treat the kitties in your lives :) 

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Do you know why everyone says it's bad to buy geckos from PetSmart or Petco? Bc if no one buys them they will be stuck in those awful conditions...

Not everyone says it. I can’t speak for others who do, only myself. There are many people with different opinions on the matter, and your ask seems to demonstrate that.  Some people don’t care at all about buying from PetCo or PetSmart, or would encourage it. Many people do get their reptiles there.

I don’t believe I have ever said this on my tumblr yet, though I agree with those who are against it. I certainly do not think anyone should buy their pet at these chain stores; I will go into why I think this. 

1.) It doesn’t help the root of the “awful conditions” problem – it actually perpetuates and contributes to it.
2.) You are likely to get a genetically unhealthy animal.
3.) You are likely to get an acutely unhealthy animal.
4.) There are plenty of legitimate rescues who have geckos needing to be adopted.

Buying them (or other animals for sale but suffering) is what I (and others) call a “sympathy purchase”, not a rescue. By buying them, it perpetuates the cycle of encouraging mass breeding farms (essentially gecko “puppy mills”) to sell to pet stores that will continue to keep them in sub-par conditions. Buying them does not just save that one gecko from those awful conditions. They will immediately buy new stock, and put it into those same awful conditions. It just dooms more geckos. Even if hundreds of thousands of people all went and bought geckos to “save them” all it would do is drive up PetCo/Smart’s sales and they would put more effort into promoting gecko sales, selling cheap gecko kits, and so on. They sell more animals when animals are promoted as “easy” and “cheap” so they stock “easy” kits which are nowhere near adequate for the animals, and the cycle of neglect after purchase continues.

These stores have bad corporate policies in place that the employees, no matter how dedicated, can’t get around. Different stores have different levels of care, but no matter what they do, they still buy stock from breeders who value quantity and profit over the health and quality of their animal’s lines (budgies with horrible genetic problems and cancer, geckos of questionable parentage and shortened lifespans, horrible diseases rampant in their lizards, birds, and rodents, etc. I could go on and on), feeding policies that are atrocious, and other poor husbandry requirements. 

Buying animals from them has never changed that.

However, other things have. They used to sell large birds. They used to sell rabbits. Due to boycotts, petitions, and other grassroots campaigns, PetCo and PetSmart caved to pressure and stopped carrying these animals in their stores. They started hosting adoption events. Many stores host adoption events for various animals all the time. In addition, husbandry does get better when pressure is put on the store. Not through buying animals, but through campaigns. Things that cost them money such as protests and boycotts, not animal purchases.

The only way to stop this is to actively oppose it. Do not encourage it, at the very least.

As to the second point, it is a continuation of the first. PetCo and PetSmart typically source their animals from larger scale breeders and farms. The animals are from mill-like situations. These are not the healthy, well-bred animals you’d get from a private breeder who has been perfecting several morphs for years. You don’t know what health problems you’ll get down the road. (In some cases you do; if you buy a petstore budgie, for example, you can expect cancer, cancer, cancer.) 

In addition, because of poor husbandry (both at the farm and by necessity in the loud, bright, overcrowded tank at the store), they may have acute illnesses like parasites and bacteria. I believe PetCo had cryptosporidiosis go through their leopard geckos before (protozoa infection), which can also infect the feeder insects. PetCo keeps their geckos on sand (even as babies) which means you might get them already starting to suffer from impaction. PetSmart keeps them on carpet, which is better because of impaction, but carpet can harbor lingering bacteria if not cleaned properly, especially with already sickly geckos, so it’s not recommended either!  

Finally, if you really want to rescue an animal from a bad situation, there are geckos in rescues all around the country. Some of them have had it really bad, such as surviving burns or surgeries. Others are abandoned after people grew bored with them, or are recovering from being malnourished, or neglected. Some are just “different” and not up to snuff for a breeding project. Since they are one of the most common pet reptile, they are one of the most common pet reptile needing adoptive homes. 

And of course, many originally came from PetCo and PetSmart, because that’s where they were bought originally before the original owners got “bored”, but adopting from the legitimate rescue is awesome!

Note: Adopting an animal from PetCo or PetSmart which is not for sale through their adoption programs is not the same as buying from them and does not perpetuate the cycle.

Woman Feigns Injury to Rescue Scared, Starving Dog

Though he sometimes growled, Baby Bear was as much of a gentle giant as Guarascio hoped he would be. He eventually allowed her to cuddle up against him for warmth. She chronicled the moment on Facebook:

“I got down on the ground with my back to the pup… and slowly started crawling backwards towards where he was laying.”

“Once he started to get uncomfortable, I curled up in a ball and stopped moving. The next hour was spent slowly inching closer and closer to Bear.

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URGENT SITUATION

Please, please, please spread this like wildfire. This is the link to our Indiegogo campaign to Help Us Save Our Sanctuary

 

This is an URGENT, DESPERATE situation. We are at SERIOUS RISK of losing our farm sanctuary. If we lose this place all of the rescue animals who live here will have no place to go. I don’t like being morbid, but it will be out of our control what happens to them.

All we want to do is continue to rescue animals from abusive and neglectful situations. We want the animals on the sanctuary to continue to live here where they have a big field to roam and a nice warm [open] barn to sleep in at night.

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If everyone who sees this just gives $1 or $5 or anything it’s going to help us tremendously. We have a lot of awareness, but hardly any donations. We’ve had a few generous donors, but we need more.
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Please, if nothing else, reblog this. We need as many notes as possible. We NEED as many people to see this as possible.

Please donate. We desperately need this money. I know our goal is high, but small donations add up fast. Our situation is desperate and we need EVERY animal lover to pitch in on this.
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