Thursday, February 7, 2013
Helping Dogs. Five Euro Fridays.
I found Milena from Saving Suffering Strays on Facebook recently. I am impressed by her tireless efforts to feed, house, love and find shelter and forever homes for the many street dogs and strays in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. It seems the government there is quite corrupt with regard to animals and it's quite sad. To read more about what Milena does, here is her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saving-Suffering-Strays-Sarajevo/108269329313209 If you want to help at all, ever, you can donate anytime or she has "Five Euro Fridays" where a donation of around $6.75 USD helps her to feed and find homes for these sweet animals. Am I a dog lover? Yes. I can honestly say I was pretty unaware of the cruelty towards animals all over the globe until recently. I could never watch those ASPCA commercials. I've recently become vegetarian (not because of dogs, but because of how we treat animals here and everywhere. I don't hate anyone for eating meat. I just don't want to anymore.)and I must say the main thing is this: When you see something inhumane, awful or offensive, you have to DO something. I'm trying to put my money where it helps and makes sense. Once you know, you can't go back and pretend to not know. And in my opinion, kind people hanging around and knowing about evils, but doing nothing to help just helps evil prevail. Wasn't it Maya Angelou that said "When you know better, you do better." I think that's true of my life. All I want to do now is pass on causes that are important to me. Feel free to come back when I chat about cake. I'm passionate about design, CAKE AND animals. I can also stick it right up my arse, but this is how I feel. The reason I feel compelled to help here (and I do domestically as well.) is because the government is so corrupt and here in the USA, in most places we don't just have puppies born who then end up wandering the streets searching for food in garbages. I feel like I MUST do something to help. And again, I am so impressed and humbled by what I see Milena do everyday. You can see daily photos of many street dogs in her flat being fed by her, Milena on the streets with bags of dogfood feeding the animals. It's incredibly sad but very inspiring.