Charities

Red Wolf Coalition: Say no to Extinction

A red wolf. Photo courtesy USFWS Red Wolf Recovery program.

Recently as many as 6 critically endangered red wolves (Canis Rufus) have been illegally killed (poached) in their recovery area. With fewer than 100 of these animals in the wild the loss of even just one can have devastating consequences for the future of the species.

For decades, the Red Wolf Coalition has been on the front line of the red wolf recovery overseeing several captive breeding programs, educating the public, actively taking part in the lawmaking process, as well as helping raise funds for rewards leading to the arrest of these poachers.

Right now they are conducting their annual fundraiser as part of the  CrowdRise Challenge.  The top 3 charities in this event will receive an additional $100,000 (for first), $40,000 (for second), and $20,000 (for third).  We at DogActors are asking your help to help them get into the top 3.  It is quick and simple.

First, you can go to the team Dog Actors page though this link:  http://www.crowdrise.com/Redwolvessaynotoextinction/fundraiser/dogactors

You will go though a short registration process and then send in your payment.  You do not have to worry about spam, Crowdrise does not spam (I’ve used them a bit in the past).  The minimum donation is $10 – that is just the price of a lunch or a few coffees.  Please consider donating to their cause.  Thank you in advance!

2013 Bark and Bowl

The South Florida Working Dog Association will be participating in the 2013 Bark and Bowl – a fundraiser to help raise money for the National Canine Cancer Foundation. If the team raises $500 they will get their own lane at the Bark and Bowl event in May so please donate – even $5 will help.

http://barkandbowl.com/southflorida/south-florida-working-dog-assoc-p-672.html

If the link doesn’t work you can go to http://www.barkandbowl.com then click on Teams -> South Florida -> South Florida Working Dog Association.

Thank you very much in advance for your support!

Colorado wildfires are hitting a large wolf sanctuary

Right now wildfires in Colorado are hitting Wolf Sanctuary in Bellvue, Colorado. They were able to evacuate 13 out of 30 wolves before the fire hit but there are still 17 wolves in the sanctuary that are now in fire bunkers in the complex (with 75-100 gallons of water per wolf). At last report (last night around 8PM eastern time) the fire had hit the sanctuary. Staff are trying to get back to the sanctuary but the roads are closed by fire marshals.

They will need a lot of help to rebuild. If you are in the Bellvue, CO / Fort Collins area you can contact them if you have supplies. If not in the area (or even if you are) money is always the best donation. You can donate on their donation page. Even a donation of $5 can be a help.

Let’s prey that the staff and wolves are safe.

You can get news on their Facebook Page but updates are slow due to the circumstances. I do have a friend who is in contact with some of the staff – I will update this post when I get news.

Get a Great Gift – Support a Great Charity.

“Tis the season” where we are all out shopping for holiday gifts for friends, family, and other loved ones. Today (Black Friday) millions of people are heading out to retailers and will spend billions of dollars for such gifts. Sadly, the vast majority of these gifts will only go to fund some deep pockets of large corporations. I am asking for people to “shop with a conscience” this year. There are many organizations out there who have online stores that support their cause.

One such organization is Wolf People. They have been around for almost 20 years and have been working hard to educate the public the unbiased truth about wolves. Continue reading