My friend Mari emailed me this morning with a picture of this beautiful little gal above. Penny is 9 months old and was sentenced to be killed this morning at an overcrowded shelter. The reason? She has a fractured tail.
As you may know, when animals are taken to a shelter in most cities, they are often killed in a matter of days. Even if an animal is otherwise adoptable, any medical problem, no matter how treatable, can land a cat or dog on death row. The problem is that it is very difficult to get an animal adopted if he or she needs vet care.
Luckily for Penny, Mari found out about her and was able to work with a local rescue to pull Penny from the shelter. Penny is on her way to the vet, and then into Mari’s loving home!
Rescues provide a vital link between animals in need and the people that can love and care for them. They don’t just find homes for these little guys. They literally save innocent lives.
That is why I am so happy to tell you about our newest charity partner here at Colette Patterns: The Pixie Project!
The Pixie Project is a local nonprofit organization that works to remove animals from shelters where they are at risk, get them the vet care they need, and then find homes for them. They also have a spay and neuter program, but their biggest expense is vet care. In the words of Amy from The Pixie Project:
“Vet care is BY FAR our largest expense and especially because we take a good amount of older doggies and kitties from the shelter. We have no trouble adopting them out but they often need dentals etc, which is why they are not adoptable through the shelter and may be up for euthanasia. They are so strapped for resources and really rely on the help of rescues like ours.”
We are proud to be donating a portion of our profits to The Pixie Project. I am also planning a few ideas to help support this great cause even further, so keep an eye out!
Here are some of the wonderful animals currently up for adoption from The Pixie Project: