Be The Change For Animals: It’s Easy, Free, And It Works! #BTC4A

by Mary Haight on July 15, 2014

be the change for animalsIf you want to be the change for animals look no further than btc4animals! Fresh from building a hands on shelter and being the change for animals, BTC’s founder Kim Clune is back to help showcase scouts and writers who give you the lowdown on animal-related causes and information important to your pet’s welfare. No need to be part of the 1% — you can help *without* spending a dime, but by spending a little time.

How It Works

Running a charity takes social savvy, and social media is where most quick missions for charities are completed. Philanthropy and social change is within your reach just by sharing these posts (linky below)! There can be photographs, announcements and more that causes need promoted. For instance, trap neuter release, finding foster care homes, local fundraisers, lost pets, and volunteering are just a few listed this month. Sometimes it’s a post by a blogger that hopes to spread the word on a problem and no further help is needed. Easy!

You choose from a fairly hefty list, which cause(s) might interest you and appeal to your friends and followers. Ask them to share that cause on their FB, Twitter or other channel. You can see how, if they can keep the sharing going, what an impact can be made.

Every share can give every homeless dog or cat a better chance at finding their new family, it can help raise awareness of puppy mills and how to know which puppy mill your local pet shop gets their animals from.  Hmm. That’s a few minutes to possibly save a life, maybe help hurry the process of freeing an animal from the pain of living a puppy mill existence. Can you think of a better investment of a few minutes?

 

Sound Good? Let’s Have a Closer Look

Rascal and Roscoe report on an excellent cause, The Paw Project, hoping to end the cruel practice of declawing. There’s an informative film and more.

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Dakota’s Den gives Dearborn’s open house barbeque to benefit animals with special needs a boost in her #BTC4A post

be the change for animals

Go Pet Friendly’s Blog, Take Paws Takes on a new cause! They will volunteer as they travel across the country, leveraging their social media network to help shelters. What a terrific idea =)

be the change for animals

Be the change for animals — it’s easy, free, it works. And that’s what it’s all about.

15 comments
Trevor Mcgregor
Trevor Mcgregor

Thanks for this good blog. Its great to be apart of this great pet community all the way from the middle east. I own a pug that I bought [ED edited - we do not advertise for puppy mills -- internet sales -- anywhere on this blog]. So great to see that people are actively involved 

Jen Jelly
Jen Jelly

I love that the blogging community can get together and make a difference. It's so nice to feel close to those in the pet blog community - our posts may vary greatly but we're all in it for the love of animals. BTC4A is such an admirable cause. And BTW I saw the Paw Project on Netflix recently, it was amazing, I'm glad to see it made its way into the last hop.

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@Jen Jelly Thanks for stopping by Jen! I think it's so great that we can all write to something that moves us, and go back to read other posts, getting to know other bloggers in this field. It's fun and a great opportunity to see what others causes are out there that need highlighting =)

dogsaregreatfun100
dogsaregreatfun100

My name is Vince Stead and I just got done looking at your site and really liked it.  I make dog books in Paperback, Digital and Audio too.  You can see them at www.Fun2ReadBooks.com and the audio books are fun to listen to.  Thank you very much and I enjoyed your site!

Vedarth Deshpande
Vedarth Deshpande

I just love it. Thanks a lot for sharing it. I love animals!

Kelsie Merwine
Kelsie Merwine

I love this! I'm still new to the blogging world and this is the first time I have heard of this hop. I loved that this post talked about the hop itself!

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@Kelsie Merwine Blog the Change is a quarterly event and really worth looking into Kelsie! Thanks for stopping by =)

Amy@GoPetFriendly
Amy@GoPetFriendly

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mary! We're really excited about our new Take Paws to Volunteer program - we hope the BTC4A and GoPetFriendly.com communities can help these animals get new homes ... preferably ones where they get to go on vacation! =D

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@Amy@GoPetFriendly I was so so excited to hear about your new volunteer program! It will make such a difference for shelter dogs, especially to people who see them as somehow defective.Those photos of the dogs romping at the local palatial private dog park (!!!) makes it so easy for people to see them as their new best friend, playing in the park on the weekends!

I'll be reading along -- thanks for popping by, Amy =)


CarenOsrinGittleman
CarenOsrinGittleman

Oh my!!! THANK YOU!!!! I am honored that Dakota was mentioned, we love all of the good that BtC4A has done and are thrilled that Kim has returned! She is a true gem! I agree that your post was a brilliant idea!

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@CarenOsrinGittleman Our pleasure, Caren! Kim is a force of nature and no doubt will be whipping up creative surprises going forward! Thanks for the compliment, the visit, and the good work you are doing for our animals =)

NoTailLeftBhind
NoTailLeftBhind

What a very cool twist on the BtC4A blog hop Mary!!! Highlighting the hop itself and some of the other posts...you're a genius! I especially want to look into "The Paw Project", as it reminds me of my own campaign to educate about the dangerous and painful truths about tail docking. In fact, I'm so glad I was able to take part in BtC4A this time around with my "No Tail Left Behind" campaign. Every opportunity to get the message out there is worth it!

Take care Mary and talk to you later, 

Jenny Lewis & Pixel Blue Eyes

http://www.notailleftbehind.com/2014/07/truth-of-harmful-tail-docking-hurts.html

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@NoTailLeftBhind Thanks Jenny, and you're right about the Paw Project vis-a-vis your tail docking education campaign -- great work! See you around social places =)

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