Monday, August 18, 2008

Announcing the First Annual Pet Rescue Raffle!

Update! Last day to Enter to Win in our Pet Rescue Raffle is Friday, Sept. 5th!
The deadline to buy tickets is Midnight (EST)!

Cool Moms Rule! and The Cheezits are proud to co-sponsor the first ever Pet Rescue Raffle to benefit the Humane Society of South Brevard. The South Brevard facility is a No-Kill shelter for any animals--not just cats like the Cheezits but dogs, rabbits, ferrets, you name it--that need a home.

As a proud pet owner of two rescued kitties from this very shelter, Viv wanted to give something back to all the wonderful volunteers who work so hard to help abandoned, abused and needy animals find loving homes. We hope to make the Pet Rescue Raffle an annual event.

Now, I know our readers, and I know that some of you are ready to donate right now, just because you are animal lovers like me and know this is a great cause. And I love that about all of you. But we have been blessed to find wonderful benefactors for our cause that are donating a fabulous Prize Package that you could win just for donating!

Just look at what our generous sponsors have provided for our Prize Package:

Susan Daffron
has offered us a copy of each of her instructional and insightful books: Happy Hound: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Dog or Puppy and Happy Tabby: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Cat or Kitten.

Richardson Publishing
is providing The Puppy Lovers Journal, with what must be the cutest puppies in the world on the cover. You can keep notes, jot down pet appointments, pen your life story or just doodle on the journal's handy lined pages. I so want a puppy now!

From Pure Ayre, the only all-natural, organic odor eliminator product on the market, comes a full-size Pet Odor Eliminating Spray, to keep your home odor-free while keeping your pets safe from harmful toxins or chemicals.

Timothy Glass, author of Just This Side of Heaven, is providing a signed copy of his charming and heartwarming book about his beagle, Penny.

The fantastic team over at Bamboo Pets (which now includes Fat Cat products) are providing us with a bunch of great pet items! They have given us both cat AND dog feeding bowls (the cat bowl is a double one with cute fish on the side, not pictured), leashes in blue, pink and red (the red one hooks to a seatbelt to keep your dog or puppy safe in the car or van), and a nice chewy "big kahuna" dog toy. What's really cool about the feeding bowls is they come with disposable liners that you can throw out, so you don't have to keep cleaning your pet's bowl out every day!

The lovely Mira Tweti (and yes, it IS pronounced "Tweety"!) of Parrot Press is sending us a copy of her absolutely gorgeous book, Here, There and Everywhere, chronicling the adventures of Sreeeeeeeet the Lorikeet, and an illustrated poster companion set as well.

Barbara Thomas, of Ruby Jane's Retro Fabric and More, who has been owned by not one but two rescued shelter dogs, is generously donating a gorgeous red dog bed and cover.

Dog's Eye View Media is providing us with a copy of each of these great books, which are ideal for kids of all ages (as they say on the site, "from 8 to 108"), and look absolutely adorable: Let's Go Visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and The Night Before a Dogtown Christmas, both signed by the author, Avonelle Kelsey.

And last but not least, rounding out the list, Jeff Marginean charged in heroically at the very last minute, just in time to regale us with his trials and tribulations in My Buddy Butch: Confessions of a New Dog Dad.

JUST IN! Simon and Huey's (whose bakery is so cool they make me want to eat their stuff, even though they are for dogs) is donating some treats to our Prize Package!

JUST IN as of 8/19: Marie Mead, The author of Rabbits: Gentle Hearts, Valiant Spirits - Inspirational Stories of Rescue, Triumph, and Joy, is sending us signed copies of her book for the raffle!

Want to know about our sponsors? Check out the About page.

Whew! That's a HUGE selection of prizes for our raffle winner! But wait, there's even more! We have additional copies of some of the items listed in the prize package, and we'll be giving those out to random donors throughout the raffle! And they will still be eligible to win the Prize Package, too!

So, here's the deal:
Raffle tickets are $2 each, or SIX for $10
. You can donate securely using PayPal, without exposing any of your financial information. We have created a PayPal donation button for single tickets and the special six for $10 offer. But ALREADY, after announcing the raffle last week I have had people ask, "Can I donate $15 (or $20 or $30, etc.) ?" That's how great you all are. So the third donation button on the page lets you pick ANY donation amount you want, and you will still get one raffle ticket FREE for every five you purchase.

As an added bonus, for anyone who donates $50 or more will receive a FREE AD on either The Cheezits or Cool Moms Rule! (your choice) for an entire month!

And it's such a good cause! So come on, everybody, what are you waiting for?

Donate already!

Single Raffle Ticket:

SIX Raffle Tickets for $10

Any Donation Amount (free ad if $50 or greater!)


Daisy said...

Those are some very nice sponsors! I bought my ticket!

cheddar and colby said...

THX so much for donating, miss Daisy! We are purring furry loud at you, can you hear us? It's getting furry cloudy and stormy here but we are safe from the hurry canes so far!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw this is very sweet! mommy has to wait for payday, but we will buy a ticket.

be sure to send this to the cat blogosphere news page (you can email them!) so they can post about this.

Colby and Cheddar said...

We did, we did email the news repurrters when we put the post up, but we hasn't heard anything back from them yet. Mom hasn't been on much today because we are in a hurry cane zone and we already has 3 inches of water on the ground outside and the pool is overflowin' and we lose power sometimes.

But we are all fine and healthy and they have set up a special shelter here at the greyhound park for people who aren't, so their pets won't get abandoned or anything, and that's a furry good idea.

Thanks for the donations, efurrybody!

PB 'n J said...

This is so great - what a pawesome thing you guys are doing! We'll have to wait for payday too, but we can't wait to get in on the raffle!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Woweeeee! That sure is a lotta great stuff! And for such a great cause. We hope you raise a squillion dollars for them!

Moki said...

What a great raffle for a great cause! We hope you raise lots and lots of green papers!

Eric and Flynn said...

That's great purrizes, we'll buy some tickets. We haf to wait until Friday though cuz mum said she 'Maxed her plastik' this month, whatever that means, but it gets paid tomorrow, so then we can start all over again.

Purrageous Pirates said...

Oh wow - those are great prizes. Mommy we needs green papers now to donate for Colby and Cheddar's raffle! Okay, she said she will do it soon! YAY!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

This is a wonderful thing you are doing to help the animals. We do what we can to help animals too.

Sending lots of purrs and tail wags that your raffle is a huge success.

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