Pets of the Homeless

(Reposted from my original recap on The Tree Kisser blog)

As many of you know, I donate 10% of sales from The Tree Kisser shop to the Love Infinitely Project Animal Fund, which then allocates money and resources to deserving non-profits. Between Feb 15 – Mar 15, the designated recipient of our help was Pets of the Homeless, a national organization focused on providing food, veterinary care, and other services to companion animals whose humans have become homeless. An estimated 5-10% of homeless people travel with animal companions, so there is a huge need for assistance!

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Thanks to my wonderful customers (as well as a private donation given to the LIP Animal Fund), I was able to donate 510 lbs (17 huge bags!) of nutritious V-Dog Food! The lovely people at V-Dog arranged a rescue discount to help me to purchase as much food as possible with the funds I had available. In fact, they are so supportive that they are also offering a 20% discount on orders placed by my readers! Use code ‘treekisser’ to receive the discount. I definitely encourage you to purchase some for your pups (all four of our dogs eat it and love it!), and/or to send some to one of the Pets of the Homeless distribution centers! In addition to being a compassionate food choice, V-Dog is ideal to donate due to the fact that it is free of most major allergens (no gluten, soy, or corn!).

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My handsome helper (and brother), Ricky

Today, with the help of my wonderful brother Ricky, I delivered the food to PAWS San Diego, a distribution partner for Pets of the Homeless. PAWS is an incredible organization that has been in operation for 20 years! In addition to providing dog and cat food for homeless and low income people, they also deliver pet food to elderly or disabled people who otherwise may not be able to adequately care for their pets. The people at PAWS are doing truly vital work that not only keeps animals healthy and happy, but also keeps pets from being surrendered to shelters due to financial strain.

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Me with the wonderful staff at PAWS San Diego!

In addition to the food we donated, I was able to send an additional $300 to Pets of the Homeless’ veterinary care fund. This will help provide emergency medical care for animals whose homeless human guardians are unable to pay vet bills.

I am beyond grateful for the enthusiasm and support you all have shown that enabled me to put this together! Every order placed through The Tree Kisser shop truly makes a difference in the lives of animals in need. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

To learn more about (or donate to!) one of these wonderful groups, please check out their websites at www.petsofthehomeless.org (Pets of the Homeless) and www.pawssandiego.org (PAWS San Diego).

To purchase V-Dog food or to learn more about their incredible company, please visit their website at www.v-dog.com.

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