Hi folks, Ellen here. (Along with Grimm, Deuce, Rutherford, and Filbert!)
I've been working and volunteering in animal welfare for the last 15 years. Over these years, I've personally fostered nearly 250 animals, placing them in homes across the US. This year alone, I've had 22 foster animals come and stay with me!
If you know me, you know that animals are near and dear to my heart. I firmly believe that caring for an animal makes us into better people. I think that putting another living creature's needs before your own is a life-changing experience and I'm privileged to get to change my life over and over and over.
I try really hard to not hit y'all up for cash on a regular basis. There are a lot of good causes out there and only so many dollars to go around. That said, the organization I've been working with is doing some work I've never had the opportunity to do before.
We're helping out the critters who are most in need of care. We're talking orthopedic surgeries, enucleations, amputations, and heart surgeries. We're talking ear infections (so many ear infections!) and skin infections and autoimmune diseases. We're taking the neediest of the needy and we're giving them an incredible chance at life.
More than that, we're giving people the opportunity to enrich their lives by bringing one of these critters into their family. It's an extraordinary gift for all involved- the animal gets a forever home, the adopter gets an awesome pet, and I get all teary-eyed with joy when I see that magic happen.
If you've adopted one of my fosters over the years and they've made your life better, can you send over a couple bucks? If you like seeing kitten and puppy photos on social media, can you help me help them? If you've been delighted by my recently discovered love of animals who don't have any eyeballs (Filbert & Golly), can you help us cover the vet bills involved in helping out more animals like them?
If you don't have the cash to donate, that's okay too. You can still help by sharing my page and telling your friends and family about the work that SVPP is doing.