Sunday, March 29, 2009

Animal Lovers Unite!

When I began this blog I thought that all my posts would be about my work & development as a jewelry artist - whether about running a small business, design of pieces, creative blocks, website design, etc. What I've come to realize is that this blog covers many different topics and areas to my life - jewelry making being a large part of it, but not all of it.

That said, I want to talk about animals, pets to be exact. I live in an area of Western Massachusetts where the MSPCA has had to close in Springfield, MA because of lack of funds. I know that the economy is bad, and cities are struggling and needing to make choices about staffing and funding, but really - cutting the care for lost, sick and abandoned pets?

I've read that people are bringing their pets to shelters because they cannot afford to feed them any longer. I cannot imagine needing to make that decision with my two dogs, Eddie and Diesel. My heart would be broken.

Now there is one less place open to receive animals in need.

One woman I know through the blogging world, Michelle Harvey, wrote about a great challenge called "My FURPOWER $1 Donation Challenge!" to raise money for shelters. Michelle has been an animal advocate for most of her life and is supporting this challenge. It's a great idea and I hope you will check it out and make a donation. You can reach the blog entry at

I also want to suggest that you check out Michelle's blog ( - she is one creative artist. I am very fond of her work. Some of the pieces from her blog are shown below:


  1. Thank you for the nice post! It's a shame that they had to close their doors. I hate to think that animals had to be put to sleep or are out on the streets. As you said, I could never imagine having to do that with my "pet"!

  2. Me either...I would go into a permanent state of depression if I lost one of my 3 fur babies....I would go without food before they would. Thanks for the link to Michelle, I will check it out. Enjoy your vacation Terry...!