Help animals in Japan!  »

In these end-of-days times, it’s easy to feel like everything is spinning out of control and we’re all screwed and fuck it, I give up. Well, don’t give up! Give money! I know, we’re always asking for something around here—validation, praise, cash. Well, this time it’s for a good case: The animals in Japan who were affected by the recent earthquakes and tsunami and their devastating effects. VegNews has a terrific post about how to help out and what you can do. So, in addition to all the other monies you’re giving, maybe you can look out for our animal friends, too? And then we can all hold each other as the entire Earth falls into the ocean/simultaneously bursts into flames.

On a more personal note (what’s new ME ME ME ME ME), my very first dogs growing up were Japanese! My parents rescued them while living outside of Tokyo, and brought them home! Then they had me and my siblings and BAM! Culture clash! They didn’t know how to use forks! We didn’t know how to use chopsticks! It was mayhem. Anyway, they were the greatest, and so I must assume that is the case with all Japanese animals.
[Buzzfeed via SF Gate, which also has a story about how to help animals in Japan!]


Devastating oil spill SUCKS BALLS: How we can help!  »


This is one of those disasters that’s of such large impact that it’s almost impossible to wrap your mind around it. Also, it’s one of those things that if you stop to think about that you’ll just start crying and never stop. Kinda like the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow is still a working actor. OH LAURA SO PETTY. Anyway, with this kind of thing, it’s impossible to not feel helpless but there is something we can do.

International Bird Rescue Research Central is already on the Gulf Coast to help with an all-hands-on-deck effort to rescue seabirds caught in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Check out their heartbreaking and inspiring flickr for more sweet pics. GO IBRRC! You can support their work by donating, becoming a member, or adopting a bird (ADOPT A BIRD!!!).

Also, IBRRC linked to this list of 10 other things we can do to help, from saving sea turtles (!!!) to salon owners donating hair to letter-writing. All of it’s important so CHECK IT OUT. 

Listen. I’m an underemployed crazy person who should be using any extra money I have for anti-psychotics and I’m still donating and you’re twice the man I am SO DO IT UP, RICHIE RICH!


Rocket Dog Rescue Needs Foster Homes!  »

That’s Kaiden. He is an awesome pit bull who gets along with everyone. He’s at a high kill shelter and Rocket Dog Rescue really wants to save him. Can you help by fostering?

RDR wants to rescue a bunch of dogs (mainly medium- and large-sized), and they need foster homes for them ASAP or they’ll have to leave them behind. Fostering is super-simple: RDR basically pays for everything and you just take care of the dog as if she were your own until she gets adopted. It’s easy-peasy. C’mon, you totally want to save a life today YOU KNOW IT. If you don’t do it, nobody else will. Seriously; that’s how it works.

If you can help, please email Lena and Liz (email them both—better chance someone will get back to you fast!) or call Lena at (415) 678-0382.


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