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Do Something About It: Puppy (and other) love

on April 22, 2009

Many of us in the Bay Area love animals.  I can’t help petting dogs when they’re sitting with their owners outside a cafe or waiting patiently for them outside the grocery store.  It’s not a surprise that I would gravitate toward volunteering at the local humane society, and it’s perfectly okay–dogs and cats are so so cute.

But if you’re maybe interested in caring for the less-championed of the animal kingdom, there are lot’s of opportunities.

Ever thought your neighborhood trash–meddling raccoons might need more help than the crumbs you left them outside?  Help to rehabilitate ones in need by donating your yard and your love.

Want to acquire a snake, turtle, or iguana as a non-furry friend?  Please consider adoption.

Loved the Little Mermaid and Free Willy?  Just a hop-flip away in Sausalito, you can get involved in helping to save these and other aquatic mammals.

Clarification: You will not be able to work with mermaids, unfortunately.

Lead image: Lucky, my cousin’s dog, is too cute.


  1. Anika on May 29, 2009 at 5:41 am

    What a sexy blog, love the theme, what are you using?

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