I went on a little shopping spree at Cafepress the other day. I decided I wanted to re-decorate my fridge with new magnets, so I bought a bunch of magnets from various animal rescue groups.
Here's one of my favorites from the Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society Online Store.
This high-quality magnet features a beautiful painting by Ontario artist Sue Say Cain. The design features a sad orange tabby kitty with his arms outstretched, begging "Take Me Home."
Proceeds from the sale of this magnet goes to help pets in need at the Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society.
From the Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society website:
"The Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society (MHRHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing shelter for lost, abused and unwanted animals since 1887. Our animal care facility is the largest in the Capital Region, receiving an average of over 9,000 animals per year.
To carry out our work for the animals, MHRHS receives no ongoing funding from federal, state or local governments or any other animal welfare organization. We rely on your generous donations to support our vital services for the animals.
Our doors are open to every living creature. We receive not just common household pets like cats, dogs, rabbits and hamsters, but also snakes, birds, iguanas, fish, horses, livestock and even llamas."
Purchases from the Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society Online Store help them meet their goals:
- To spay/neuter all animals adopted from MHRHS. We have reached this goal!
- To provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals
- To maintain sanitary and homelike quarters for homeless animals
- To prioritize the adoption of animals left in our care
- To maintain contacts with nursing homes and hospitals for regular pet visits to cheer patients and the elderly
- To provide guided tours of the shelter for primary grade students to assist in their education in the humane treatment of animals
- To maintain all physical properties in an up-to-date manner
- To provide all services on a not-for-profit basis
- To serve the counties of Albany and Rensselaer and other communities
- To provide continued leadership in state legislation for the humane treatment of animals
- To assist municipalities in the discharge of their legal responsibilities
- To provide veterinary care while animals are entrusted to us
- To provide humane education so that our children will have increased concern for the humane treatment and protection of all animals