Thursday, February 17, 2011

Animal Rescue Superhighway, A Guest Blog By Melanie VanNuys

The Animal Rescue Superhighway was created out of our deep sense of respect and love of our four-legged family members. We're very passionate! We picture a world in which every pet has a loving, forever home, free of fear, abuse and neglect.

But merely picturing this Utopian world was doing nothing to move us any closer to that end. I grew tired of sitting idly by and “wishing” to make a difference. I started thinking. Being fully aware of the incredible power the Internet has...it hit me. What if I could leverage that power in helping create this world? I envisioned a resource unlike ANY other…A website that is bursting at the seams with legitimate, authoritative, relevant and valuable information for like-minded, concerned pet owners. A place to come with any question and have the peace of mind that trusted knowledge will be there waiting. And best of all - I wanted it to be FREE!


We also wanted to lift the barriers that prevent putting pets in loving, forever homes simply because they were separated by a few miles. Thanks, in part, to the vast reach of the Internet, we have been able to grow a vast network of volunteers who so graciously give of their time when an animal is in need. Because of this group, the Animal Rescue Superhighway has been able to transport animals more than 17,000 miles – out of death’s grip and into homes where they finally know what it’s like to be loved.

We enjoy our pets. They make us laugh. They love us unconditionally. They even lower our stress level. Animal Rescue Superhighway is more than just another animal website. We aim to teach others how to be responsible pet owners through education and advice from others. Here you can find information on topics such as proper health, nutrition, pet-friendly travel, pet adoption and overall care of their cats.

We invite you to visit the Animal Rescue Superhighway and see how you can become involved. With this New Year comes an exciting new venture and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Until they all have a home…
Melanie

28 comments:

  1. Caren,

    It was such an honor to write this guest blog post for you. I would like to invite your readers to stop by and visit our blog and watch for the big changes on our website coming soon!

    Until they all have a home...
    Melanie

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  2. Melanie you are so sweet, thank you but I am honored to have had YOU as a Guest Blogger, THANK YOU!
    My readers can visit your blog by clicking on the highlighted text above in what you wrote...at least two of the links will take them right there.
    Thanks for all that you do for the furbabies Melanie!

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  3. What a great post, animals are important parts of our lives.

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  4. @Mrs.Tuna, they most definitely are! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for your support!

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  5. Hello Melanie VanNuys!! Thank you Caren for this fab guest post! I've just had a gander at this amazing site and thoroughly love it!! I think it really is invaluable and has such potential too. I particularly like the Ask the Vet section. Too often I'm left researching so much of my kitties' medications, illnesses and I could spend hours just filtering through so many sites for advice pertinent to my kitties' conditions. So yay!! Thank you for setting this resource up Melanie VanNuys!! All the best with it - I've bookmarked it. Take care
    x

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  6. This is just the best! Just the best! Love every word. I believe it that and passionately.

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  7. Hello!
    Very interesting post!
    Thank You very much!

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  8. Thanks for the great post by Melaine. It was great to hear what they is doing!
    Nellie

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  9. Wow - I'm bookmarking their link. About a year ago I could have used the service of a pet transport in relocation Graham from Green Bay to the west coast. As it turned out, he was adopted locally, and transport was not needed. But there for awhile it looked like the only option available. Thanks for post this blogger as a guest or I never would have heard about it.

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  10. @Old Kitty I am so tickled with your comment and I am sure that Melanie is as well! I know how useful it is to have everything at our disposal all in one place! Thanks so much for your enthusiasm, I know Melanie will be thrilled!

    @Katnip Lounge thanks so much!

    @Mario I am so happy that you are finding this to be useful and that hopefully if you ever need pet transport this will be a place you can turn to. I am thrilled to have met Melanie as well!

    @Nellie you are most welcome and we are so happy that you enjoyed it!

    @Amin, Hi! Hope you are well! Glad you liked this!

    @Admiral Hestorb THANK YOU!! Speaking of passion, there was sooo much passion in Melanie's post, that is one of the things I love about what she wrote as well.

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  11. Dear Caren,
    I Like their aim " how to be responsible pet owners " If every owners has done that, we never ever have so many cats have to wait for new home !

    Thank you for this post
    xxxx + Big Hug
    Puddy

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  12. @Tucker, you are most welcome! Thank YOU!!

    @Mr.Puddy so do I and you are sooo right! If everyone was responsible we wouldn't have a stray cat problem! I will be looking for your post later! Soooo good to see you! xoxo

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  13. I was reading the other day in a news magazine I receive of some dumb lady in Kent (S.E. England)who took in a cat from a local rescue centre. Noble & lovely I thought. However the news item continued to report that the lady returned the cat as ...." the colour clshed with her lounge curtains"
    Pathetic sad lady. The poor cat, there again I guess he was well rid of her.

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  14. Well said.

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  15. @Wockley unbelievable! So sad! I have to agree, the cat was well rid of her!! The cat was beyond lucky!

    @K9friend Pat, yep Melanie did a great job!

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  16. Such a great group and I love the tagline!!!

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  17. OH this was a great post!
    Thank you thank you thank you!!

    purrin
    xoxox

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  18. What a great organization! This sort of thing wouldn't have been possible without the advent of the internet. I'm forever amazed at the difference this one simple "tool" has made in the lives of many.

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  19. All,

    I apologize for not replying to everyone before now. We have had no Internet due to an accident near our home.

    I am so touched by all of your comments and kind words and look forward to talking with all of you individually.

    Until they all have a home...
    Melanie

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  20. @Simba yes it is a most wonderful cause and Melanie is a complete angel!

    @Benny and Lily those kudos go to Melanie! Yep she did a great job!

    @Melanie, OMG we all understand! I hope that no one was hurt in the accident...soooo scary! We are so happy to have introduced you to the wonderful pet blogging family that we share! xoxo

    @Julia, soooo true! for that matter, none of US would be here with our blogs either....amazing! What a void it would be without all of YOU!

    @Abby I know Melanie will be thrilled to read that! Thank YOU for your support!

    @Brian yes they are and I LOVE the tagline too! xoxo

    @Denise yep it certainly was!

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  21. So many unwanted animals (and non-fur kids!) and so few good homes. It's a sad world.

    Thanks for the purrs. Au ate again so we're hoping he's on an upswing. We really appreciate your support.

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  22. My comment vanished again. Weird. Hope you find homes for all those unwanted fur friends.

    Thanks for the purrs. Au ate again so we're hoping he's on an upswing. We really appreciate your support.

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  23. @Au nope! Your comment didn't disappear! My apologies! I have comment moderating enabled, (no comments get posted til I review them first, then once I ok them and hit "publish" they are posted). I had to do this because last year I had someone posting very rude comments. Sometimes it takes me longer to read them and ok them and I apologize!
    I am soooo glad that Au is eating and that he seems to be doing better that is FABULOUS news!
    About today's post, I wish that all unwanted animals could find furever homes and I know that we all wish the same! xoxoxo

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