ABOUT THE SPOTLIGHT
January, 2014 I began this project for creating awareness of rescue shelters. The idea is that each month we draw attention to a rescue shelter on this page as well as on all of the comic strip’s other social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, etc). My primary goals with this project are to be another voice in telling the heroic stories of rescue shelters and encouraging people to adopt. In the short time that I’ve been doing this I’ve noticed a new dialogue and connectivity taking place among various rescue shelters and new relationships being forged. Outside of giving exposure to the rescue work, I also donate 50% of the month’s royalties earned from Frodo the Sheltie books.
How a shelter gets spotlighted?
1) I provide a promo image (like the one seen at the top of this page) with appropriate links indicating the spotlight for the shelter to upload to their website and any other social media outlets..
2) I need permission to use the shelter’s logo on the promo image as well as permission to post the shelter’s website links to the comic strip page as well as our other social media outlets.
3) From time to time throughout the month, I want to share a human/dog story to help people connect their heart to the rescue work they are learning about. So I ask the shelters to send stories to help share them.
Do you run, or volunteer at, a rescue shelter? Perhaps you know of a rescue shelter that you believe should be spotlighted?
Contact me by filling out this email form.
28 thoughts on “Rescue Shelter Spotlight”
This is such a wonderful idea! How does a rescue go about being spotlighted? We are a new collie and sheltie rescue and could use the help. Thanks for what you’re doing.
Hi Michele, so glad to hear from you. Simply write to me about the rescue shelter describing the work it does, where it’s located and include a website/facebook page and/or any other social media. For an entire month the shelter would have my book to use as a special fundraiser. to share with it’s existing supporters and gain some attention to attract new ones. I would provide a promo image for posting to websites and other social medias. The promo image could also be printed by the shelter to use as physical propaganda. I would also post this on the comic strip blog. The shelter would receive 50% of my royalties. Amazon pays out royalties 60 days after the book sales so the shelter would receive it’s share shortly following 60 days after it’s spotlighted month.
I hope to hear from you. wife and I are excited about connecting with rescue shelters such as yours and hopefully the comic strip gallery can do some good. Thank you. Gord
Michele you can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Mr. Bagshaw:
Thank you for responding so quickly and the opportunity to be part of your new operation We Believe They Need A Home. Mountain High Collie and Sheltie Rescue is a newly formed collie and sheltie rescue with our board members having over 8 years’ experience with other collie and sheltie rescues. We are based in Littleton, CO and are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating collies and shelties and placing them in a loving forever home. In the interim period, between rescue and adoption, our all-volunteer team provides temporary homes, in a safe and loving environment, while we search for an adoptive home that is the right match for each dog.
Dogs come into our rescue for many reasons. For example their owner may have passed away suddenly or the dog developed behavioral issues over time because of being left alone for so many hours without human interaction. Some come from shelters that we partner with that are strays or owner surrenders. Whatever the reason, we will not turn a dog away for age or health reasons
Every dog that comes into our program receives a complete vet examination, spay or neuter, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, tested and treated for heartworms and parasites, given heartworm preventative, groomed and micro-chipped before adoption.
We are members of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association, Collie Rescue Foundation, and the American Working Collie Organization. Our website is http://www.mhcsr.org and our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mountain-High-Collie-and-Sheltie-Rescue/1452258844998822.
If you have any questions please let me know and thank you for the support you are giving to rescues.
Secretary of the Board,
Mountain High Collie and Sheltie Rescue
Louisiana Sheltie Rescue is run by Mary Jo Crawford and I have a lovely girl Ziva who I adopted a year ago from there. She does so much and relies on donations mostly please spotlight Louisiana Sheltie Rescue. Thank you.
Dear Debbie, thank you so much for writing about Mary Jo and the work she does with Louisiana Sheltie Rescue. Perhaps you can help me connect with her with the intention of spotlighting this shelter in September. Thanks again and hugs for Ziva.
Dear Gordon … I would like to introduce you to Long Island Shetland Sheepdog Rescue, based on Long Island in New York. The organization operates on volunteers and donations and has rescued over 300 Shelties in the past few years. I have adopted several times, the latest being my little girl Ginger, who is an “unofficial therapy dog” … she visits at an assisted living nearby. See my Facebook page, Kathy LoDuca Smolansky, for pictures of Ginny spreading her Sheltie cheer (and don’t miss her smile!). LISSR’s webpage is http://www.lissr.net. They do such amazing rescue work and I have been fortunate to be able to volunteer for them doing transport and fostering, as well as being the initial pick up person on a turn in. It would just be awesome if Frodo the Sheltie could spotlight this incredible organzation of volunteers. Thank you for reading this!
Kathy, thank you so much for sharing your story with me and about the good work that is being done at Long Island Shetland Sheepdog Rescue (long name, lol) I am so inspired when I read reports of people who reach out and rescue dogs. 300 shelties and counting; how marvelous is that? I recently put the call out on Facebook looking for shelters to spotlight and the response has been wonderful. Learning about folks such as yourself who never tire of trying to find homes for these furry companions. Please, let’s keep in touch with the intention of spotlighting this shelter in the future. thanks again and give a big hug to Ginger for me. 😀