2014 Pledge For Pets Fundraiser

PledgeForPetsRadiothon_SquareLogo-1024x1003“A generous heart is a loving heart”

Have you ever looked into a suffering animals eyes? You can see their pain. You feel their suffering. It tugs at your heart strings. It makes you cry. You want to help.

Help stop animal abuse today. The 2014 Pledge For Pets Fundraiser for the APL is in full swing now until May 3rd. Please help us raise donations to help those animals that were abused, thrown outside to fend for themselves, and neglected. They need your generosity today to help them heal from wounds, broken hearts, and give them a chance to find their Forever Home.

This is our fourth year participating in this fundraiser, as we know first-hand the good works that the APL does! If it was not for the APL, we might have never had the chance to rescue both Nikita and Bella and give them a forever home filled with love!

If you would like to make a donation, click HERE.

2014 PLEDGE FOR PETS BUTTONAlso, I have placed a RED BUTTON on the sidebar that you can also click on to make a donation. I am asking for all the bloggers interested, to grab that red button and place it on your own blogs sidebar and help us raise awareness & donations for the Pledge For Pets Fundraiser. (if you need any assistance in doing this, just ask!)

What we need from all of you reading this post today:

  • Make a donation! No matter what dollar amount you donate, it all adds up!
  • Grab our red button & place it on your blog & make sure it links back to our donation site:  https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nikitaland/2014-doggy-dollars-kitty-kash
  • Share our donation link, well….with everyone! Post it on your social media sites, do your own blog post that we are collecting donations to help those animals in needs, tell your friends, co-workers, and family. The more people who know about our fundraising efforts, the better!
  • For those of you who make a donation, please make sure you printout your receipt, as all donations are tax deductible!

We appreciate everyone’s help and we know that your generosity will go a long way in helping many animals who need us today!


By the way, in case anyone is wondering… we get absolutely nothing in return for all of our efforts in raising money for the Pledge For Pets Fundraiser. We just get the satisfaction that comes from knowing that we helped those animals that cannot speak up for their own self. We get the satisfaction of joy in our hearts for each and every door we knock on to collect donations.

If you missed our post from last year’s live radio show for the Pledge For Pets Fundraiser, you can click HERE to see our post and see what it is all about!  It is all about the animals!

Please open up your generous heart today and make a donation that can change an animals life forever!  DONATE HERE!

UPDATE On Pledge For Pets Fundraiser


We are so pleased on our progress for collecting donations for the 8th annual Pledge For Pets Fundraiser for the APL.  This is our third year participating in this event and are so happy to help the APL and give back to the community for such a great worthy cause.

To date, we have raised a total of $1,315 for the APL in three years.  Our first year we did not know much about fundraising, but now that we are seasoned Q-Cash Captains, and we know that collecting donations is not an easy task.  We get strange looks from people when we approach them, as they are probably wondering “who are you?”, but we explain the reason why we are helping the APL collect donations.

  • We have seen firsthand the good works from the APL
  • We have rescued two beautiful dogs from the APL
  • We gave those two dogs a beautiful & loving forever home
  • Without the APL’s help in the community, there would be neglected and abused animals all over the city
  • Once the APL rescues an animal, it stays with them until they get adopted
  • The APL staff are wonderful people who care about the health and welfare of animals
  • People ask us if their donation even makes a difference & the answer is a definite “YES”

In 2011, we collected $170, 2012 we collected $570, and currently in 2013 we have collected $575.  Our goal this year is to reach $1,000 in donations, but we cannot reach our goal without YOUR HELP.  We urge you to consider making a donation today, which is tax deductible, and help us reach our goal this year.  We get nothing from our efforts, except the satisfaction of knowing that we did our part and helped some animals along the way to find their forever home.

YOUR donation does make a difference, no matter how much you can afford to donate, as it all adds up.  Click HERE to make a donation today to the APL.  Not only do we appreciate your help, but the animals who need our help are the ones who benefit from your generosity.

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Faces of the Abandoned


Every day we watch the news.  Some days I sit there watching in shock.  I really can’t remember a news post any more lately that does not put that look of shock and awe on my face.  Murders, stabbings, abductions of kids, and the horrible abuse and neglect of animals.  

I know that I can’t change the world and make it all better, as we live a nice quiet simple life.  But, we do our part, every year and join in to raise donations for the APL who help more than 17,000 animals a year.  No matter what condition the animal is in when it is brought in, the APL does not turn them away.  Some times I wonder how hard it is for the employees at the APL to see this kind of neglect, day in and day out, it has to be hard.  Some days they arrive to work only to find a box taped shut with kittens or puppies in the box.  No food.  No water.  Just a box sitting there, waiting for someone to find it.  I give them credit.  A whole lot of it.

We wish we could do more for all of these animals, but as everyone is probably in the same boat, living a simple quiet life, we know it is hard to give to all the charities in the world.  But, if everyone who is reading this today, we encourage you to make a donation, even if it is a small one for the APL, because if everyone who loves what we are trying to do, your donations will all add up into something wonderful for these animals.  They will receive the care that they need, they will have food to eat, electricity to keep them warm, all in the hopes that one day, they find their forever home.

We know what Nikita and Bella went through before we rescued them, and it was not a pretty sight.  So if you can find it in your heart to help us raise donations for the APL, not only will we be super happy, but we all will be happy that we helped an animal in need.  We get them one step closer to happiness, because they all deserve to be in a happy home.  They deserve to be with people who will love them, play with them, and when they close their eyes at night, know that they will never have to go through those perils ever again.  Nikita and Bella are pure examples of happy dogs who got their chance from the help at the APL.

Think about making a donation today, as your donation DOES make a huge difference in an animals life!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

WE NEED YOUR HELP: 2012 Pledge for Pets, Doggie Dollars & Kitty Kash


It is that time of year again, as we have started our annual drive to collect donations for the APL for their 2012 Pledge For Pets Radiothon, Doggie Dollars & Kitty Kash.  Your donations go directly to the APL through First Giving, and our part in this process is that we are Q-Cash Captains and assist the Pledge For Pets Radiothon collect donations for the APL.  Here is the link to Donate today:  http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/themesnthings/2012-doggy-dollars-kitty-kash

We did this last year for the first time, and we wanted to get involved again this year and do our part in this much needed cause.  We have setup a goal to collect $1,000, and we truly feel we can reach our goal, but we need your help to do so.  Without the APL, Nikita might not have made it, as she came from a litter of seven and after her dog Mom gave birth, she was poisoned with anti-freeze and died.  Her puppies were in danger of dying, so the APL rescued them and fed them around the clock as they fought for their life.  The puppies got a foster Mom (thanks Brea!) from the APL who nursed all the puppies and gave them what they needed to get strong, and finally they all got adopted.  We adopted Nikita when she was two months old, and gave her a second chance at life and love in a good home.  The APL has a special place in our heart because of this and all that they do, because without their love and care for animals & your donations, we would have never got the wonderful dog we have today. 

Have you ever watched those TV commercials of the sad and in much need of help animals that while watching the commercial it tugged at your heart, or you cried?  We see them all the time, and every time, we do cry as it is so sad that people can be so cruel to an animal.  That is why the APL needs your assistance, as your donations can help all of these animals in need.

How You Can Help Collect Donations at Work

  • Ask your employer for a donation from your company
  • Hold a bake sale at the office – Ask everyone to bring in homemade goodies, then sell them and the donations then go to the APL (how much do you think a cupcake should be?)
  • Have employees PAY to dress down or wear jeans on a certain day!  I am sure they would pay anything to do this!
  • Hold a competition between employees to see WHO can collect the most money for the APL

How You Can Personally Help Collect Donations 

  • FORWARD the donations link to EVERYONE you know, friends, family, and co-workers, ask your favorite teller at your bank to donate too
  • If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, please post the donations link and ask others for help in making a donation (any donation amount will help no matter the denomination, it all adds up)
  • Printout our APL Pledge For Pets donation sheet and pass them out to everyone you come in contact with. Here is the PDF to print & cutout: 2012 Pledge For Pets Flyer

About the APL

The APL appreciates your generous donation to their Pledge For Pets Radiothon which has made a direct impact on the life-saving work they do.  Each year nearly 17,000 animals come through their doors.  The needs of these animals are many – from emergency care for animals that are victims of abuse and neglect to vaccinations and nutritious food and loving care for those waiting to find their “forever home”.  By making a donation, you have joined a caring group of individuals who believe in the mission of the APL.  Your generosity will help to ensure that the APL will be here for every animal in need.  www.clevelandapl.org

Donations Link


We appreciate your donation & help in getting the word out, as I am living proof that without the APL’s help, I would have never been able to find my “Forever Home” and a second chance at life and love and a great Daddy & Mommy.  Donate today and help other animals get their second chance too!