Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Helping Paws-Spotlight on a Charity Salutes Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC)

What is "Helping Paws- Spotlight on a Charity"?

Paw Luxury's "Helping Paws-Spotlight on a Charity" is dedicated to spreading awareness about pet related causes. As well as paying tribute to organizations that are helping our paw pals thrive, nurture the human pet bond & save lives. We're strongly committed to taking care of our environment, our communities and, most importantly, the future generation of dog lovers. We foster the belief that giving feeds the soul. So, that is why we have decided to start a new blog segment titled "Helping Paws: Spotlight on a Charity".

Every #woofwednesday on Twitter we will be spotlighting a pet charity, our unsung heroes who are dedicated to enriching & saving the lives of our deserving four legged friends. Our hope is that this segment will encourage you to give your time & voice in support of these wonderful charities. So, how can you help you can blog about our featured charity, tweet about them or support their cause. Also, email or tweet us if you know of a deserving charity that needs recognized or spotlighted on our blog. Together we can all make a difference!!

Todays "Helping Paws" Spotlight on a Charity is Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC).

What they do?

Helen Woodward Animal Center, California based, is a unique, private, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals and enriching the lives of people. For more than 30 years, our no-kill Center has provided humane care and adoption for orphaned animals, as well as animal-centered educational and therapeutic programs for people. The Center is a dynamic, evolving institution that is an agent of change for the animal welfare world. Not only are we operating innovative and beneficial programs for animals and people, but we are teaching others around the world how to successfully market and promote their programs and stop the senseless death of thousands of animals.

Who was Helen Woodward?

Helen Whittier Woodward, the Center's founder, was committed to making the world a better place for people and animals. In 1972, she and a group of friends envisioned a facility that would encompass comprehensive animal care and public education programs. Through her support and leadership, she guided the facility into one of the area's most highly regarded animal and human service programs. The California native who maintained a home in Del Mar for 40 years, Helen Woodward dedicated her life to a number of charities, including those for animals, blind people, and the elderly. Learn more about her story...

So, why should you care? Watch this heartfelt story about a Lucky, a neglected pup who was recused. He gained a new leash on life thanks to the unwavering love, dedication & help of Helen Woodward Animal Center and the organizations kind workers & volunteers.

How Can You Help Her Legacy Live On?

Put your money where your heart is by making a heartfelt donation. Its not the size of the donation that matters but the size of the heart. So, whether your donation is big or small every bit helps the cause & saves lives. Here are just a few ways you can give a charitable donation to Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC):

1. Make A Donation to Helen Woodward that helps supports their wonderful services such as Pet Adoptions, AniMeals pet food delivery for pets of the homebound, Pet Encounter Therapy, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Education, Club Pet Boarding, and more.

2. Help An Orphaned Animal Your gift today can provide essential services for the cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in our care.

3. Make A Memorial Or Honorary Donation Making a gift in someone's (or some animal's) name is a great way to show how much you care-twice!

4. Sponsor A Therapeutic Riding Horse. Donate To Our Foster a Horse Program. Become a Foster Friend to one of our specially trained horses in Helen Woodward Animal Center's Therapeutic Riding program. As a Foster Friend, your friendship and donation will help support the cost of feeding, housing, and medical care for one of our program's horses.

6. Volunteer a Helping Paw & Your Time! There are so many volunteer opportunities at this wonderful organization.

7. Corporate Sponsorship. Corporate Companions provides companies with the unique opportunity to take an active role in educational and therapeutic programs for people and humane care and adoption for animals by partnering with Helen Woodward Animal Center.

8. Bark the Word! If you can't give a financial donation at this time you can Bark the Word. Give your time, tweets & blogs in support of this wonderful non-profit. Spread the word about Helen Woodward Animal Center to your circles of influence via "word of mouth" or "word of mouse".

Hey, you can use your tweets & blogging talents for good. Follow them on Twitter & tell your friends/tweeples to do the same. You can also recommend them to your paw pals & pet lovers on #woofwednesday. Or go the extra mile in support of their cause by blogging about their charity:)

Learn more about this barkworthy charity here:

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Twitter: @HWAC

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