A few hours ago I saw a post on Facebook about The 13 Project which has been started by Pretty Fluffy. What is The 13 Project? It’s a project with the goal of taking the next 13 weeks of the year to do 13 acts of kindness towards animals. As soon as I read about The 13 Project I couldn’t join the mission fast enough! I immediately started jotting ideas down. The furry kids need me (and you). So join me and others! All you have to do is tap into your desire to help animals and come up with a list of things you can do before the end of 2013. It can be 13 things acts of kindness or maybe only 1 or two things, whatever you can do – the point is that we all can do SOMETHING.
To kick things off, I’m sharing my list of goals. And I can’t wait to see others’ goals. Together we can make the world a little better for animals in need.
- Volunteer even more at my local shelters Ingham County Animal Control & Capital Area Humane Society.
- Donate a few items on the wishlists of Ingham County Animal Control, Capital Area Humane Society, and the Animal Rescue Project.
- Share photos of adoptable dogs on my Slobbery Kisses Photography Facebook page as well as my personal Facebook page.
- Reach out to other area rescues and shelters to offer my photography services to them.
- Encourage volunteerism at local shelters. There is so much to be done and help is always needed.
- Photograph adoptable cats. I tend to always ‘be about the woof and barking beauties’ but cats need love too, so in the next 13 weeks I vow to shoot some adoptable cats and share their photos so they too can find forever homes.
- Recognize Pit Bull Awareness Day by buying the Beyond the Myth The Movie and sharing photos and educational information about pit bulls and breed specific legislation in general.
- Share the names of various rescues, shelters, and other animal groups on my Facebook page to spread the word about what they do and support their work. This will include local organizations, non-local organizations, and national organizations.
- Promote and support the amazing work done by Great Lakes Assistance Dogs. We have already begun brainstorming on fundraising ideas and I look forward to helping this group and spreading the word about what they do, and bringing awareness to their volunteer needs.
10. Draft a letter that rescues and shelters can send to local businesses to garner their support and monetary donations.
11. Sponsor a dog.
12. Participate in National Pet Obesity Day on October 10th and raise awareness of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s mission.
13. Share and promote The 13 Project.
That’s my list! Let the acts of kindness begin :) To read more about this project click here.