Wednesday, June 27, 2012

We need your votes! Pretty please?

Toyota is doing something pretty fantastic right now. Each day for the next 55 days online voters will get to choose between 5 organizations that are up to win a new car. Every day a winner is chosen of the five organizations featured and voted on that day - and then the next day 5 different organizations are up to win! This has been going on since May and it's part of their Toyota 100 Cars for Good program. At the end they'll have given away 100 cars to 100 different charitable organizations that are desperately in need of them. I can't get over how awesome that is.

So here's my part of the plug: Today only, our Humane Society is up to win a Toyota Sienna. This is the only day that you can vote for them - and I wish I had gotten around to posting this sooner to give people more of a heads up (hindsight). If any of my readers could find some time to pop over before 11:59ET today and vote for the Franklin County Humane Society, I would appreciate it more than you'll know. It only requires that you have a Facebook account, be over the age of 13 and a legal US resident. All you have to do is log in to your facebook account and go to this link (which will not take you out of FB - the voting is done on a FB page):

I have also placed a widget at the top right of my blog page that you can just click to go right to the voting.

The reason I am asking this from you is that our shelter has had a tremendously rough couple of years. There are have been many changes with shelter managers, and conflicts amongst staff and board members - all this has led to the facility nearly being shut down several times in the last few years. Having not only managed to persevere and stay open, they have managed to cut their euthanasia rates from 60-80% at the end of 2010 to just 11% in the last 6 months of 2011! This is FANTASTIC news - unfortunately it doesn't mean the amount of homeless/feral/turned-in animals has gone down, it just means that they are doing what they can to house more animals in their shelter. They only have the funds to have a vet on staff one day out of the week, so most veterinary or emergency care for the animals is received through vets in town. Can I tell you that they are doing all this without any car? The only transportation they have to rely on is that of volunteers and employees to transport the sick or injured animals, transport to new rescues, pick up supplies, and just basically run errands for the business in. 

A new car would mean a world of difference to this organization, but more importantly it would mean the world to the animals of Franklin County - like this little girl that was brought in a couple weeks ago with a broken leg and horrible wounds to her head, leg and paw and needed a volunteer to drive her in to town for medical treatment

..or this girl that has a foster available on July 7th, but has no way to get to her new foster mom. So the Humane Society is putting the call out for anyone with a car that may be able to drive her where she needs to go....

Can you see how winning this car will help immensely?

Again, my friends, if you can find the time to pop over to Facebook today and cast your vote for the Franklin County Human Society, it would mean more to me than you can imagine.

Thank you so, so, SO much


  1. Done done done. Thank you for posting this so I could vote. Having worked at a shelter myself I know how important something like this can be and what an impact it can make. <3

    1. Sara, my friend, you have a HUGE heart. Thank you so much for sharing it with us ♥

  2. Frank Smith is gonna vote! So very sad!!!



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