So today is #givingtuesday. Hashtag. Giving. Tuesday.
Case in point:
Lola came to me in May 2008 via The Treehouse, a no-kill, cage-less animal shelter here in Chicago. At the time, her eyes were bad and a respiratory infection made it difficult for her to breath. When she walked into my lap and started purring, her nose started dripping and I could feel a painful raspiness in her lungs. The Treehouse had saved her from another Chicago winter outside, and they were treating her as best they could, but the stress of the environment wasn’t helping. Given her health, and her “anger management issues” with other cats, almost any other shelter would have put Lola down without a second thought. The Treehouse gave her a shot.
How do I say thank you for this gift?
Winter is the time when animal shelters and rescue center’s are needed the most, and there are hundreds of them who need assistance. I’ll bet there is one in your community. I’ll bet there are hundreds of organizations who could benefit from your generosity.