Shelter Challenge – Day 3!

Great stories continue to come in from readers about how you’re celebrating National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, which is sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States.

Big Paw Designs, Romeo the Cat and have teamed up to encourage everyone to celebrate our local rescues and shelters let them know how much we love and appreciate all they do! So do anything you can – no matter how big or small – to show them you care.

Artist Patrice De Avila of Portland, Oregon and mom to Bubba, Pinkerton and Loki is thinking “outside the cat box” and donating artwork to the Harlequin Great Dane Rescue to sell or auction as a fundraiser.
Patrice DeAvila
Bubba and Pinkerton
She is also donating the design and printing costs of business cards to her favorite cat rescue, Persian and Himalayan Cat Rescue.

She’s pledged to spend the week educating her not-so-involved friends and relatives about the week’s events and how they can help.

Finally, Patrice is extremely generous and donates to animal rescue on the 5th and 20th of every month. This month she said she’ll donate double on the 5th in honor of this special week.

Wow! Those are some wonderful things to do and great ideas for everyone to consider.

What are YOU doing this week to appreciate your shelter? Send your story to, along with a photo, and you might be featured too! Every day, we’re selecting a winner to win a Rescue Mom or Rescue Dad car magnet or sticker, courtesy of Big Paw Designs.


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