Pawesome’s dollar for dollar campaign! Donate!  »

The awesome website Pawesome, ye of the fantastic pet news and also cutest animal shirts ever,  has a dollar for dollar campaign going on with Berkeley East Bay Humane. So, donate! And have your dollars matched! And save dogs and cats! And then eat some cake, you deserve it, you’re such a good person. Attractive, too. You’ve really got it all.

From Pawesome’s donation page:

When Pawesome was nominated for a Petties award, while we were stoked to be recognized for our pawesomeness, we were more excited about the prospect of donating our $1,000 prize to the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. In May 2010 the organization suffered from a fire that gutted their facility and they’ve been struggling to raise funds to rebuild. While it’s a bummer we didn’t win a Petties, Pawesome has decided to give back to the Berkeley Humane Society anyway and we would love your help.

Pawesome will match your donation to the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society, in a dollar for dollar campaign. We can give a maximum of $500, so with help from you guys, we can all chip in $1,000 to this wonderful organization.

To participate, simply select the Shelter Fire Relief Fund button on the BEBHS donation page, make your donation, and then forward your donation receipt to pawesomehelps [at] pawesome [dot] net.


Bunny lost his whole family, can you help?  »

Hey guys, this is a super sad story! There’s this lovely bunny, Lucky, who very much needs a good home, and maybe that’s you? Or someone you know? He was part of a nice family in Santa Cruz until they all perished (mom, dad, and two young sons) in a tragic plane crash this July. At this moment Lucky is staying with another family in Santa Cruz that is busy with their own life, work, children, etc., and they can’t give him the care and love he deserves. Another reason for the name Lucky—apparently he had 12 brothers and sisters and they all died. Whoa. Anyway, Lucky is a sweet boy who needs a forever or foster home, and maybe you’re that person, or know someone who is?

He was cared for in his previous home and doesn’t bite when held or touched. He currently lived outdoors in a pretty pathetic cage without much bedding. He’s fed, but that’s about it. I’ve attached pictures and some more info below.

Holding: he’s friendly when held gently and the current owners have always held him with a long-sleeve shirt on. Sounds like he’s definitely not gonna go ballistic and bite anyone (his previous owners were little kids as well if that helps).

Friendly with other pets: He’s the only living survivor of his entire litter and was raised with a bunch of other rabbits prior to the deceased family’s adoption, so he’s definitely cool with other rabbit to some degree but I don’t know about dogs/cats.

Rescues aren’t in a position to help (overwhelmed!) and they don’t want to take him to a shelter (duh), but his current situation is not ideal. Obviously Lucky’s had a bum run, and if anybunny needed some love, it’s him. Well, and also all the other homeless bunnies, but you know. If you’re interested in Lucky or know of some way to help, please contact Max

Here’s Lucky at his new home, see how cute he is!


South Asians: Awesome Amit Gupta needs your help!  »

One of our most favorite people, big Vegansaurus supporter, and all-around fantastic super-genius of awesomeness, Amit Gupta, has been diagnosed with Acute Leukemia. Seriously, FUCK CANCER.

Right now, Amit needs our help. As he says:

I have a couple more months of chemo to go, then the next step is a bone marrow transplant. As Jay and Tony describe below, minorities are severely underrepresented in the bone marrow pool, and I need help.

A few ways to help:

  1. If you’re South Asianget a free test by mail. You rub your cheeks with a cotton swab and mail it back. It’s easy.
  2. If you’re in NYC, you can go to this event my friends are putting on.
  3. If you know any South Asians (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka), please point ‘em to the links above. Thank you.

Check out our interview with Amit to see how amazing and awesome he is. Really, I can’t say enough about what a really wonderful person he is, and if you can please get tested and/or spread the word, that would be wonderful. Thank you!

Now, please enjoy a picture of Amit wearing an early prototype of the Vegansaurus t-shirt, which he inspired us to make happen. <3 <3 <3



Feral cat colonies in Chinatown/North Beach need help!  »

Those feral cat colonies in Chinatown/North Beach still need help, writes Nadine. She says that they need people to feed them on Friday and Saturday evenings. Now I will shut up and let Nadine talk! Bye all!

Feeding the cats is simple and easy: it involves just putting down fresh food and water in two locations, one right across the street from the other, and does not take long—perhaps five to 10 minutes maximum. We are happy to provide the dry food, as well as some wet food, if necessary, and can supply the bowls for food and water. There are four cats in one colony, and one or two in the other. All the cats have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated. There are two other people who feed the cats on the other days.

If you’re interested or would like more info, please email me, and feel free to call me on my cell phone at (415) 846.1362 on weekends and after 7 p.m.

Know people who love cats but are allergic? It’s perfect for them—no contact is necessary, but they will get the enormous satisfaction of helping and seeing these beautiful creatures! Please tell any other animal-lovers who live in or near that area who might be interested in helping.

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