Spread Holiday Cheer and Help AnimalsPosted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on November 29, 2011
‘Tis the season for celebrating with good friends and family, Silk Nog – and spreading holiday cheer with Animal Legal Defense Fund holiday cards! We’ve just added three news designs to choose from, each one featuring an adorable animal rescued by an ALDF supporter. And a portion of the proceeds from each purchase goes directly to helping animals in need. Spreading holiday cheer and helping animals sounds like the perfect recipe for a wonderful holiday season. And while you’re shopping, check out ALDF’s other merchandise – t-shirts, totes, mugs, and more! Pick up the perfect stocking stuffer for the animal lover in your life.
Here’s a peak at our new holiday card designs and what each animal companion’s guardian had to say about their furry rescue. These designs and more can be purchased on ALDF’s online store.
My husband had two criteria for a dog: 1) healthy 2) no poodles. When we arrived at the shelter, I saw: a poodle mix with a limp. My husband saw: our dog. We took Brennan home and, 24 hours later, learned that he needed orthopedic surgery. We did that immediately, and he healed beautifully. After 18 months of long walks, tug-o-war, cuddles and sloppy kisses, we can’t imagine life without our adorable "Mystery-poo!"
Lucy found our home after being abandoned at a local neighborhood park. She was shy and skittish, and we could tell that someone had badly broken her heart. We worked hard to earn her trust and love. It took some time but she eventually came to realize that she would always have our love and devotion. What some person disposed of like trash so easily, we gladly received as a wonderful gift.
Lance spent the first five years of his life as a stud dog in a puppy mill operating just outside Montreal, Canada. He was seized by the SPCA when they raided the mill in fall 2008. When I first met Lance while volunteering at the shelter, he was terrified and badly emaciated. Despite the physical and psychological scars that he still bears, he has blossomed into a loyal, loving and playful companion. He reminds me every day what a big difference each and every one of us can make in the lives of animals.