Second, I'm still giving away TWO tarot readings! Please stop by MintGreenWithEnvy and enter!
Finally, I'd like to introduce you to one of the most fantastic teams I have every found on etsy, Artists for Animals (A4A). "We as a team come together to raise funds for animal causes of our choice. We may either have our own animal rescue/shelter or we may simply elect to donate a percentage of our profits to animal-based charities." and this description makes every team-mate someone worthy of praise and respect. I wish I had the space to feature all of them, but we'll start with four and go from there.
Claudia of CalliopesAttic is one of the team's fearless leaders and her shop not only supports the rescue she helped to found, but also local artisans in New England.
Calliope is the cat that started it all; our muse, our inspiration which drives us to help cats desperately in need - either physically or psychologically. We will strive to help all animals, paying special attention to those who need our support. Our goal is to find all our animals their forever home, where they will be loved, nurtured and healed.
I support Calliope Rescue with my fabulous vintage Neo Victorian compoments
Stacey Young is the founder of the Fabulous Animal Rescue Project, also known as FARP.
Stacey: We have always been devoted to animal rescue/charity work and animal welfare but wanted to find a way to do more. Being artists we are usually short on funds. But fund-raising is something we are good at. It finally accrued to us that we could use our talents to help raise funds. In finding a global community of animal loving artists and the awesome endless reach of the ETSY marketplace, The Fabulous Animal Rescue Project was created.
Suzanne and Patrick of Suzie's Zoo Sanctuary for FELV+ Felines have two shops that help them raise money to care for cats who, while ill, can live love filled and happy lives with the right care.
Donna, also known as TheCatSlave, is a proud supporter of C.L.A.W.S. Cat Lovers Alliance for Welfare & Sterilization, Inc.
At the time the pound was a house of horrors, forgotten and in a bad location and antiquated beyond anything you can imagine and as bad as it was for dogs (and it was bad), it was truly horrible for the cats. The staff was untrained and care even less.
The kitties seemed to be hated. We pulled untold numbers out, vetted, spayed or neutered them and constantly ran ads for new, forever homes.
100% of proceeds from sales through Thecatslaves shop, less materials are used to help support the rescue. C.L.A.W.S. depends on donations, the generosity of Mars/Nutro and monies we provide for an always never ending need for funds. Our kitties are displaced ferals, special needs, mal contents with issues and behavior problems. We don't need anything from the kitties but to enjoy their little lives and do their kitty things in a safe environment as long as they live.
Thank you to these artists and all the artists in the A4A Team. Please take a moment to click through their links, like and heat and if something catches your eye, know that your purchase is helping to support animals in need. The members of A4A Team have also inspired me, I have a listing in my etsy shop that's 100% donated to Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter. I hope they inspire you as well, and I'm sure this will not be my last A4A feature!