It becomes so easy to make a difference. Sometimes I can do it just by lying here and telling the Lady Of The House what keys to press on the keyboard.
Quite a few of my virtual friends 'across the pond' are busy voting for their favourite American animal shelters in this voting competition being run by care2.com. Some of them are supporting the shelters that helped THEM personally, or their breed.
I would love to help too, but when I tried I couldn't vote from a UK postcode.
But it did make me think that perhaps I should mention a competition that the LOTH is currently running on her own Lost & Fond website. She's asking people to vote for which good cause becomes Lost & Fond's next charity of the year and benefits from charitable donations made by users of the site and charitable donations made from any revenue the site itself makes from advertising.
Anyone anywhere in the world can vote for their favourite out of seven pet charities that were shortlisted from nominations made by visitors to the website. All you have to do is register as a user of Lost & Fond and then email your vote in. It explains a bit more about it all on this page about the seven nominated charities.
Voting closes at midnight (UK time) on June 1, 2011.
- The Blue Cross
- Happy Endings Rescue
- Hounds for Heroes
- Nowzad Dogs
- Oldies Club
- Retired Greyhound Trust
- Rhodesian Ridgeback Welfare Trust
If you have time this weekend, maybe you could have a look and see if there's one you would like to help. The voting is currently VERY close between three of the seven - you can see here how voting stood last Wednesday - but with 11 days of voting still to go ANYONE could win if enough people get behind them.
Please spread the word if you can, because the LOTH is keen that as many people as possible know about the opportunity and have a chance to have their say.