Category Archives: Animal Adoption

Meow Monday Rescue #BlackCatDay

It’s a sad fact that black cats and kittens are often overlooked at animal shelters and can be at the shelter much longer than any other colour cat. black cat

Yes, even though it’s the 21st Century, black cats are still considered unlucky or evil and even associated with witches and witchcraft. Which is totally insane in my opinion but there you go. People will believe anything, especially if they have grown up with the belief that black cats are evil or unlucky installed in them from previous generations.

But I don’t want to delve further into whether black cats are lucky or unlucky and blog about the horrific torture inflicted on them throughout the ages. I want to celebrate these amazing felines instead. You could check out this link if you want to read up about black cat history and myth.

Celebrate the Black Cat

October 27th is National Black Cat Day (UK)

Do you already have a black cat?

Share photos of your beautiful feline and share far and wide to tell the world how special he or she is. You could also enter your photo into the Cats Protection Black Cat Day Comp:

From the Cats Protection website:

“Our annual celebration of black and black-and-white cats is happening on 27 October. This year, we want to acknowledge the uniqueness of black cats and focus on what makes them individually special. After all, beauty is more than fur deep”

Black Cat Day Competition


Upload a photo of your black or black-and-white cat for a chance to become the face of National Black Cat Day 2016. You can also tweet or Instagram your pics using #BCDComp and #BlackCatDay to enter!

Looking to adopt?

Then visit your local animal shelter and check out the black cats who are waiting a loving forever home. I bet there are many more there than any other colour of cat.

Donate

If you can’t adopt right now then how about making a small donation to your local animal charity instead?

Sponsor

You could also sponsor a black cat if you are not in the position to adopt one at this present time.

Black cats are just a loving and beautiful as any other cat. Let’s spread the love NOW!

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Check out my rescue board on Pinterest for animals in desperate need of a forever home

Follow Marie Symeou’s board Pet Adoption & Rescue on Pinterest.

Check out CatChat for your local cat rescue shelter

You can also search for a cat near you at Cats Protection

Animals needing rescue immediately in the US

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any organisations mentioned in this post. As an advocate for pet adoption, I hope to spread the word on animal rescue in any way I can. By writing these posts I am hoping to do my bit to help animals and be the voice they so badly need and deserve.

The link below however does contain affiliate links. If you purchase anything through clicking any of these links I will earn a small commission but proceeds from the products themselves will be donated to an animal charity of my choice  Full disclosure.

View more gifts at Zazzle.
 

Meow Monday Rescue: #WorldAnimalDay 2016

Tomorrow is World Animal Day. Let’s all unite to help animals all over the globe!

World Animal Day

From the World Animal Day website:

Celebrate World Animal Day – 4 October

MISSION: TO RAISE THE STATUS OF ANIMALS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE WELFARE STANDARDS AROUND THE GLOBE

To achieve this, we encourage animal welfare organisations, community groups, youth and children’s clubs, businesses and individuals to organise events in celebration of World Animal Day. Involvement is growing at an astonishing rate and it’s now widely accepted and celebrated in a variety of different ways in many countries, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.

Events are organised under the World Animal Day Umbrella by being publicised on this website and advertised using the World Animal Day brand and logo. Global branding effectively ties all events together and, over the years we have found this approach to be particularly helpful to grass roots groups who struggle to attract media attention in order to raise awareness of their work and fundraise. This draws attention to animal issues and makes them front page news – a vital catalyst for change. Each year the logo becomes more widely recognised as a global brand for animals. A brand that unites the animal welfare movement – firmly establishing itself as a platform for raising the status of animals.

Participation in World Animal Day will continue to grow until it reaches and connects animal advocates in all corners of the world. It’s something that everyone can join in with, whether they are part of an organisation, group, or an individual. We regularly receive wonderfully inspiring messages about World Animal Day from animal advocates around the world. For example:“Thank you once again for your inspiration and support towards this auspicious World Animal Day that continues to make a huge difference for animals in Africa and the world at large.” Josphat Ngonyo, Executive Director, Africa Network for Animal Welfare, and “What World Animal Day is doing for animals is truly influencing all of us in amazing ways.”

Having a central platform for promoting animal welfare issues facilitates and greatly improves progress being made. VISIT THE WORLD ANIMAL DAY WEBSITE TO FIND OUT MORE

How to get involved

There are so many amazing ways for you to get involved in this global event to help animals. There are some great ideas HERE.

This is what I am doing with my furdaughter Athena. We are raising awareness with a selfie and sharing on our social media! You too can do the same. 

mum and cat selfie
Other things I am doing to help animals

I am already doing something each day for the animals. Even if it’s just a retweet to help an animal that needs a home I will do it at least once a day. But most days it’s more than that as I like to be quite active on social media advocating for animals. I love the fact that we can now do so much to improve animals’ lives online. When I first became involved with animal rights (way back in the late 80s) it was basically the dinosaur age. And if you are an introvert like me it’s hard to get out there. I was never into protests but always gave my support to animal charities in whatever small way that I could. I joined a few organizations and charities, and donated whatever I could afford.

Now I can do it all online with my two blogs and social media accounts. I love doing it. It’s my way of making a difference and I do a little every day. Even if I only have five minutes, I’ll tweet or pin or like and share.

I also donate royalties from my book A FOREVER HOME FOR ATHENA to 3 of my favourite cat charities as well as the royalties from some of my Zazzle store designs.

Animals need a voice

If you have a passion for animals and you really want to make a difference to their lives, then I’m sure you will find a way to speak up for them on World Animal Day. But how about doing a little bit every day or at least once a week? Every little bit helps!

And if you are already advocating for animals, then well done you!

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Check out my rescue board on Pinterest for animals in desperate need of a forever home

Follow Marie Symeou’s board Pet Adoption & Rescue on Pinterest.

Check out CatChat for your local cat rescue shelter

You can also search for a cat near you at Cats Protection

Animals needing rescue immediately in the US

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any organisations mentioned in this post. As an advocate for pet adoption, I hope to spread the word on animal rescue in any way I can. By writing these posts I am hoping to do my bit to help animals and be the voice they so badly need and deserve.

The link below however does contain affiliate links. If you purchase anything through clicking any of these links I will earn a small commission but proceeds from the products themselves will be donated to an animal charity of my choice  Full disclosure.

View more gifts at Zazzle.
 

#MeowMonday Rescue

Check out my rescue board on Pinterest for animals in desperate need of a forever home

Follow Marie Symeou’s board Pet Adoption & Rescue on Pinterest.

Check out CatChat for your local cat rescue shelter

You can also search for a cat near you at Cats Protection

Animals needing rescue immediately in the US

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any organisations mentioned in this post. As an advocate for pet adoption, I hope to spread the word on animal rescue in any way I can. By writing these posts I am hoping to do my bit to help animals and be the voice they so badly need and deserve.

The link below however does contain affiliate links. If you purchase anything through clicking any of these links I will earn a small commission but proceeds from the products themselves will be donated to an animal charity of my choice  Full disclosure.

View more gifts at Zazzle.
 

Remember Me Thursday #RememberTheRescue

Be a Part of the Remember Me Thursday® Awareness Movement

Today is Remember Me Thursday and Remember The Rescue, the campaign to help homeless pets who are waiting for their forever families. It’s also the day to remember those pets whose hope ran out.

Remember Me Thursday

Rescue Pets Rock!

Adopting my beautiful tabby rescue cat Athena was the best thing I’ve ever done. Not only has she changed my life in so many ways for the better, but most importantly, I know that I’ve changed hers. And if it’s a question of who rescued who, I can only say that we rescued each other! We met at the right time, just when we both needed a helping hand and paw to bring some hope and much needed love into our lives.

rescue cats rock

I believe the greatest gift in life is the love between an animal and human. It’s a special kind of love, a bond so strong that those that have never shared their life with a pet will never truly understand.

Animals are sentient beings and deserve love and respect. Let’s face it, a pet loves unconditionally, loves you for who you are and not for your looks or your money. They don’t care about your flashy new car, how many shoes you have, if you’re short, tall, or ask you time and time again why you don’t have a boyfriend or why you aren’t married yet.

They don’t judge. They just love.
hand to paw

So spare a thought today for rescue pets and help raise awareness and spread the love for pet adoption by getting involved in this amazing movement.

Let’s help animals! They need a voice and you have one!

born to rescue animals

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