Friday, November 27, 2015

A Most Special "Thank You" that Touched my Heart on Thanksgiving

As many of you who read our blogs know, Cody, Dakota  and I make it a point to try and help our local rescues  as much as we possibly can.

While we can't always give our time "in-person" , whenever possible we try to share their important adoption events, etc. on our blogs and our social media.

Another way we choose to help is for the past (at least 3)  holiday seasons we purchased our holiday cards from The Michigan Humane Society . We can't always donate as much monetarily as we would like to, so ordering our holiday cards from Michigan Humane makes us feel that at least we have done SOMETHING. Here is the card we ordered this year (which a number of you will be receiving).


 If you would like to purchase this card as well, and help the animals of Michigan Humane, (click here).

While we also feature the smaller rescues, we devote the majority of our space to Michigan Humane, mostly, because they, and many of the large Humane Societies in other states, often get an unfair rap. Contrary to what many of the smaller rescues would like to believe, the large Humane Societies, do, in fact, want to save the lives of dogs and cats just as the smaller rescues do.  Believe it.  

On Thanksgiving, those who have helped Michigan Humane in one form or another during the past year, received this in their inbox:




Caren,

On behalf of the animals in our care, I want to show you how truly grateful we are for everything you've helped accomplish over the past year.
Thousands of dogs, cats, and other animals will be warm, full, and safe tonight with families who love them – thanks to you!

I hope you’ll take a moment to watch this video showing our thanks for the lifesaving work you make possible every day.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Debby MacDonald
Debby MacDonald
Chief Cruelty Investigator
Michigan Humane Society
www.michiganhumane.org/Thankful




It made me smile and brought tears to my eyes.
It is probably the best gift I will receive 
this holiday season.

You are MOST welcome Michigan Humane!!











35 comments:

  1. That is so lovely,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  2. That's so awesome that you help out your local animal rescue group!

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  3. It's lovely that you help your local animal rescue group. We help Cats Protection in the UK by sending a donation each month.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  4. Lovely that you help your local animal rescue group <3 <3 <3
    We help our local catshelter with food , toy´s and green papers now and then :)

    XOXO

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  5. Caren, what a beautiful thank you that was. I want to say the same to you. I know through the years how much you and your husband have helped. xox

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  6. That is so special! It feels so good to help, and even though we don't always expect thanks for the things like that we do, it is so nice to know when it is appreciated like that. Just seeing the events that you share, I can tell what a good place that is.

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  7. That was so nice of them. We help out our Humane Society by adopting pets or donating food when we can.

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  8. That is so wonderful and got my whiskers a bit weepy wet too!

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  9. That was so nice of them to thank you in that way. We regularly donate to a small local shelter as well as Cats Protection.

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  10. Recognition is a powerful thing. How nice you received this and yes it will probably be the very best gift you receive this year. Thank you for all you do.

    Have a purrfect day Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  11. I volunteered at a Humane Society in Myrtle Beach and I know they are good people that want to help. In my situation, I found I could be more useful at a smaller shelter but that in no way reflects badly on the Humane Society.

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  12. What a wonderful cause. Those cards are great!

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  13. I know nothing about the Humane Society. It does not exist in France.
    But sounds like they are important for those poor cats and dogs without family.
    But the way, regarding the comment that you left on my blog the other day. Usually, when I make videos of my cats, I dont use music. For the first time I used some that I found on my computer. It's a Beatles' one. So it is with a copyright and belongs to Unversal Music. What I dont understand is why people from Europe have no problem to access it and why you, from the US, cannot see it. Real strange !
    Bon week end
    Nat à Chat

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    1. thank you for explaining that! It makes perfect sense since the Beatles were from Europe. I bet that has something to do with it! Thank you! xoxo

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  14. How sweet and kind, both of you and the Michigan Humane Society. It sounds like they do amazing work for animals, and you do amazing work by supporting them. Purrs to you, the Michigan Humane Society, and all shelters and shelter animals!

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  15. What a lovely way to thank you ! And how you help them is great ! Purrs

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  16. Purchasing the holiday cards is a great way to support your local humane society. Our local SPCA puts out an annual calendar. And the thank you is great. One year, one of our shelters (we have 3 large govt/semi-govt shelters in our area) held a Thank-a-thon. They called all donors not to solicit more donations, but to say thank you for giving to the shelter. It was well received.

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    1. I agree that cards and calendars are great ways to help. So many of them do not say thank you...technically they don't have to, but it is sure nice to hear! Kudos to the people you mentioned who do a "Thank-a-thon" BRILLIANT!

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  17. What an awesome "thank you"...and what awesome supporters of animals in need you guys are!! Thanks from us, too - we love all you do to help!

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    1. Thank you! It was their "thank you" that blew me away.....there are so many who do so much more than I do, but it is so nice when someone takes the time to let you know that they appreciate it! xoxo

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  18. Meow dat place is huge. What a gweat video. They do soooo much fur da animals. We wish da shelters round here did even 1/2 as much. Fanks fur sharin' and we hope y'all had a pawsum Thanksgivin' and a wunnerful weekend.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  19. That was very nice, you do deserve a big thank you for all you do.

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  20. We love the Michigan Humane Society and donate to them regularly. The mom adopted one of cats that came before us from there.

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  21. What a beautiful video and thank you email!

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  22. You do a lot, cause each wee bit all adds up:))

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  23. A huge thank you for your work and dedication :-)

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  24. wow... how beautiful.... It is amazing how every little bit makes a huge difference!

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  25. Beautiful.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  26. That's beautiful, Caren! Thank you for sharing. :)

    MHS is a great organization, and how nice of them to thank their donors and supporters like this!

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  27. That's wonderful!
    You are a star!
    Have a super Sunday...

    Noodle and crew

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  28. What a pawsome video! It's wonderful that they took the time to thank everyone who helps them in some way. We see all the wonderful things you do for them. We have a great shelter in our area too.

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  29. every little bit helps. Even when you don't think you are making a difference, even when you don't think that what you are doing counts.. it does. it makes a huge difference over not doing anything and being supported makes the shelter workers feel appreciated which makes their jobs easier

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