Monday, October 5, 2009

Swirled Green Leaf, Wire Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant by EmilyClaireCreations

Hand-formed copper wire leaf wraps swirled green and brown polymer clay. The leaf is sealed with a satin gloss polymer glaze, and embellished with copper glass seed beads.This generous leaf pendant measures approximately 3 1/4" in length, and 2" in diameter.Unique and lovely one of a kind pendant, just like a leaf found in nature. Black satin cord included with purchase (not shown) for more of these awesome items please visit:

Farm Sanctuary’s annual Adopt-A-Turkey Project!

Give thanks this Thanksgiving by giving the gift of life to a turkey in need! It’s easy as pumpkin pie when you sponsor a turkey, or a whole flock, for your loved ones through Farm Sanctuary’s annual Adopt-A-Turkey Project! Or, why not treat yourself by sponsoring some feathered friends of your own? For a one-time donation of just $25 per turkey sponsorship, we’ll send you, your friends or family members a special Adopt-A-Turkey certificate complete with color photo of and fun details about the turkey you choose.
Since 1986, our Adopt-A-Turkey Project has saved countless innocent turkeys, and given thousands of people an opportunity to treat them with compassion. Sponsorships not only help us care for the rescued residents at our shelters, but also enable us to educate and advocate for turkeys — and other farm animals — everywhere.
Please join us in making this Thanksgiving a happy one for all by sponsoring one, or all, of the rescued turkeys featured below.
Meet Our 2009 Adopt-A-Turkey Participants!

Lil Critters Handmade Lampwork Beads by DerondaDesigns

I found these while playing around online. The pigger stole my heart.

Just for fun we have these 3 little critters. A little pig, a chicken and a fun turtle will be ever so fun to use.All made on 5/64" mandrels, they come in various sizes, but are about 30mm longBecause each bead is handmade, you will find variances from bead to bead even within a set.Beads are made in my little studio one at a time and are annealed in a digitally controlled kiln to give you well finished beads. for more item by this artist please visit:

In Defense of Dogs: An Evening on Animal Welfare

Date: Fri., Oct. 23, 6pm-10pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Location: Plant Zero, 0 East 4th St., Richmond, Va.
Admission: Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on the Ring Dog Rescue website or at a number of locations listed on the website
In celebration of National Pit Bull Awareness Day, Ring Dog Rescue is hosting a public event intended to provide insight, education, and a place to network for animal welfare advocates.
"In Defense of Dogs: An Evening on Animal Welfare" will feature notable speakers in animal advocacy along with more than a dozen animal friendly vendors, food, and a beer and wine bar to facilitate networking and mingling between local animal lovers. There will also be a special appearance by Gracie, one of Michael Vick's former dogs.
For more information, a list of speakers, and event sponsors, visit

(And for information on Cinnamon pictured above, who is a sweet and shy pit bull-shar pei mix, visit article provided by Voices for Animals.

Vampire Fleece Halloween Cape for Dogs by spoiledbratz

This is just to cute not to show everyone
For your little vampire this comfy fleece cape simply ties around the neck to fit most small dogs up to 25 pounds. Double collar is black with red inside and stands on its own and measures 3.5" tall. Cape is single layer heavy fleece and measures 12" long. Neck is adjustable with single layer fleece tie from 8-16"Decorative topstitching in blood red thread finishes it off nicely.See all of our dog costumes and Halloween hatz in the studio.Larger sizes available, just ask. for more of these awesome items please visit:

Recap of the 13th Annual Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival

Despite the generous rain, the 13th Annual Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival attracted several hundred attendees and received a lot of publicity in local papers and on television.

In the chaos of packing up in a downpour, we didn't get our usual tally for the Adoption Fair, but we do know that two of the participating rescue organizations adopted out three deserving animals each. We hope the other organizations had similar success! And Georgie, the rescued potbellied pig from Gallastar Equine Center, was a great ambassador for his species. With his super-affectionate personality and constantly wagging tail, he charmed everyone he met.

We greatly appreciate the support of the Festival sponsors and exhibitors, the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event happen, and the intrepid souls who came to Lee Park to celebrate a humane and healthy lifestyle.

If you'd like to be on the planning committee for next year's Festival, please email Cavell at THis artiicle was provided by: Voices for Animals

Weaving Rainbow

This shop has some really awesome items. I spent a couple hours going through trying to decide what items I wanted to blog about it was very hard to decide.
Yet another easy clothing pattern to knit for your favorite critter. This 2- button vest was knitted using Froehlich Die tolle Wolle, a variegated worsted weight yarn. You may want to experiment with a solid color vest, then crochet a narrow border around it using a complimentary color. Time to use your fuzzy imagination!

Helping Community Cats Workshop

Sponsored by Voices for Animals and Alley Cat Allies Date: Tues., Oct. 13, 7pm-9pm
Location: Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA training room

For the first time ever, Alley Cat Allies -- the national feral cat advocacy organization -- will bring its popular Helping Community Cats workshop to Charlottesville.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.
Learn how you can help stray and feral cats in your neighborhood, expand your knowledge, and get your questions about feral cat issues answered by national experts. This workshop is geared for animal advocates, animal shelter and control staff, cat caretakers, and anyone interested in humane, progressive solutions to pet overpopulation.
Topics will include:
safely trapping and handling feral cats
the science of trap-neuter-return: how TNR programs reduce populations of free-roaming cats
tips for ongoing care of outdoor cats
how to tell the difference between a tame stray and a feral cat
and more!
All participants will receive packets with information on resources for helping feral cats, including low-cost and free veterinary services. This article was provided by voices for animals