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How to Be Charitable for Pets on #GivingTuesday

Buck here has a question: “Do you know what tomorrow is?”

Adoptable bully breed dog in Kansas City

Answer:

Following on the heels of the retail-oriented Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday observances, Giving Tuesday is a new day that’s all about taking an action.

Giving Tuesday celebrates giving back to your community – through volunteering or donations to the charitable causes that speak to you.

In honor of this theme, I’m dedicating this post to one of my favorite non-profit organizations and urging you all to support its mission.

Adoptable Buck is making an appearance on the blog today because, just like my foster mutt Charlie Machete, he’s part of the charity group I’m thinking of – Midwest Adopt-a-Bull.

As I’ve shared in earlier posts, Midwest Adopt-a-Bull is a very small, volunteer-based dog rescue group that provides foster care to homeless and neglected animals in the Kansas City area.

MIdwest Adopt-a-Bull

In less than a year of existence, this group has already helped more than 20 animals receive medical treatment and get into foster or forever homes.

Founder Mike Kitchens and his small team of volunteers would love to help more dogs. Getting more people involved in the effort will make that possible.

How You Can Help

Check out the Midwest Adopt-a-Bull website and do one or all of the following:

  • Look at the pictures of and read the stories of the adoptable animals. Then, share the links with your social networks.
  • Ask yourself if you are ready to foster or offer your time and skills to the group in other ways. Then, express your desire to help by filling out an application.
  • Make a monetary donation.
  • Mark your calendar for December 14, the date of an upcoming fundraiser at Stuey McBrew’s in  Lee’s Summit.

You can also help animals in Kansas City by volunteering with another animal welfare organization or shelter.

For a great list of animal rescue organizations and shelters in Kansas City, check out Friends of KC Animals’ resources page.

If you don’t live in Kansas City, find an animal welfare organization in your area that needs help.

Wherever you are, find an organization that you believe in, and give what you can.

Maybe that’s a bag of dog food. Maybe it’s a much-needed 30-minute walk for a shelter dog. Maybe it’s opening your home to a homeless animal for a while – or forever.

There are many ways to help.

Do you volunteer with an animal welfare or other charitable organization? Share a few words about your favorite cause in the comments.

This post is part of a charity blog hop. Scroll down to see what other organizations Kansas City bloggers are showing support for today.

Make it a Season of Giving in Kansas City

To learn about other Kansas City charities and how you can make the season brighter for others, visit these great blogs:

Everyday Truth — Bear Hugs

it’s me, debcb! — Safehome

Back to Allen — The Children’s Place

Whatcha Makin Now — Wayside Waifs

Soleful Suitcases — KC Rescue Mission

Sarah Scoop — Toys for Tots

Laughing Cat Creations — Turning Point

Blogchickabowow — Jewish Family Services

Healthnut Foodie — Veronica’s Voice

Raising the Barrs — Hillcrest Transitional Housing

KC Edventures — Salvation Army

The Happy Family Movement — Rose Brooks Women’s Center

adoptable pit bull in kansas city

Happy #GivingTuesday!

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About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on November 26, 2012, in Dogs, Dogtography, Fostering and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Giving Tuesday – what a fabulous idea. Well, I obviously love it and help out here in SA as much as humanly possible. Hope you get a great response to this post.

  2. Great post! 20 dogs helped in the first year, that’s awesome!

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