decided to have a sleepover for her 8th birthday. Instead of presents
she asked her 7 friends to bring items for the pets at the Howard
County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Above is a picture of Zoe
with her gifts for the homeless animals in front of the shelter. Zoe's
mom said she really enjoyed helping the animals and that she was proud
of her daughter's kind heart.
Meet Sophie and Amelia
and Amelia, two third graders, held a crochet sale to benefit Animal
Advocates. The two girls have taken several sessions of a PTA-sponsored
after-school Crochet Class. They arranged a sale of their many
hand-made items in order to benefit animals. Sophie had attended a
Brownie meeting at which Animal Advocates representative, Lisa S.
spoke; and Amelia is a lover of German Shepherds and many other
animals. This was how the two girls chose the charity to which they
donated half of their proceeds. We are very proud of their hard work
Kudos goes to Brownie Troop 2318 for collecting funds for Animal Advocates at its Halloween Trail event held on October 30. In addition to monetary donations, the Brownies collected used printer cartridges and cell phones that will be recycled to generate funds. Thank you, Brownies for your enthusiasm and support!
THANK YOU to the local students who did a great job of collecting items
for their "Help the Homeless Pets Donation Drive". Miss Lisa, Animal
Advocates Humane Educator, and Latte, are pictured here on the right.
Latte, who is a homeless pet herself, accepted these wonderful
donations on behalf of the cats, dogs and rabbits who, like her, are
also looking for permanent homes. To see Latte's web page, please
For her 11th birthday, Julia (center) decided
to ask her friends to bring donations for homeless animals, rather than gifts
for herself. They did, and after her birthday party, they all took a
trip to Howard County Animal Control to drop off their donations and visit the
animals. Everyone enjoyed meeting the cats, dogs, and other animals who
are available for adoption. Julia has set a wonderful example for
Meet Sienna and Cameron
two-year old twins, Sienna and Cameron celebrated their second
birthday. When they first learned to walk, they followed their two
Aussie dogs around the house (and also used them for balance!). When
they learned to talk, they both said "doggie" right after Mama and
Dada. When they turned two, they celebrated by playing with their
friends at My Gym. They didn't want their friends to bring two birthday
gifts, especially so close to the holiday season. So, they decided to
ask their friends to help the animals instead. The family chose Animal
Advocates of Howard County for donations because they care for animals
like their doggies McKinley and Lizzie (who have been doing the Walk
for Paws for years).
my Bar-Mitzvah project I decided to raise money for Animal Advocates
because I have a dog, and I wanted to help stop dog abuse. I ordered
1000 wristbands saying, “NO EXCUSE FOR DOG ABUSE”, and sold them for
$2.00. All of the money that I’ve raised is being donated to Animal
Advocates (since I am paying for the wristbands out of the Bar-Mitzvah
money that I receive from family and friends). I sent a flyer to many
of my friends and family members asking them to buy wristbands. I went
to the Walk for Paws this year and sold my wristbands there, too. Some
of my parents’ friends, co-workers and patients have bought wristbands
as well. Many of the teachers at my school also bought wristbands and
my school newspaper staff is donating a portion of all newspaper sales
to the project. As of January 2008, I have raised an amazing amount of
money, and am still selling wristbands and collecting even more money.
Everyone has been so supportive"
Thank you, Jonathan
Meet Victoria and Aislinn
local elementary school students, Victoria and Aislinn, held a
collection for pet supplies at their school to help the homeless pet in
shelters. Over three weeks, the girls collected more than 25 items to
donate to the animals so that they can have a more comfortable and cozy
home while waiting for their "forever" home. They dropped their
donations off at a local pet store where Santa assured them their gifts
would be put to good use.
For this little 3 year old's birthday, in leiu of gifts, her guests brought donations for the shelter.