Friday, September 11, 2009

My first Blog Carnival!

A big "Hello" Everyone!! This post is my participation in my first blog carnival. I am a new member of the Etsy bloggers and so every month you will see a post about different topics and themes. I hope that you enjoy reading them, they will certainly bring a different flavor to my blog. I am so excited!!So the topic for this post is "To make the world better what do you do? Charity donations or support, volunteering, or living green"

Actually it is an easy one for me to answer. It combines my love and education in architecture and the helpless stray animals that are in our neighborhoods and towns. My dream is to go into towns and revitalize abandoned shopping centers (big boxes) and make them into No Kill Animal Shelters. We all see the sweet animals in our neighborhoods sometimes there is only so much that can be done, and it kills me. My heart goes out to the stray dogs and cats, and I would take everyone of them in if I could. I really would. Our cats are strays that we have taken in, and Chris and I are feeding a Mama Cat and her two kittens at the moment. We would so love to take in these little guys, it is tearing us up not to.We have also heard those heartbreaking stories about humane societies putting helpless animals down for the simple reason that there isn't any food. Well you know what, this isn't good enough.My hometown is riddled with old shopping centers that are struggling and are complete eye sores. They just sit there. Why can't some of those big boxes get turned into No Kill Shelters? It would bring in people, it would more importantly allow for those helpless animals to have a home, some love and live out their life in peace if they were not able to get adopted. And with the space that comes with a big box, we are talking about 100,000 square feet that animals can have their own little world and they would be off the streets.I am hoping that as soon as I finish up my licensing exams and become a Licensed Architect, I am able to use my "expertise" to find a way to, in a sense "kill two birds with one stone". I know this is not the best analogy I can use especially in a post about saving the animals, but I think that you can understand my point. It is a win-win in my opinion.

Thank you so much for reading about my dream. I would love to see it materialize someday.


  1. What a wonderful idea! I am a huge supporter of animal charities and know how important it is to have the capacity to help homeless animals. Turning old buildings into shelters certainly sounds like a win-win idea to me! They are even big enough to have spay/neuter clinics to reduce the pet population and even facilities to train dogs so they are more adoptable. I hope your idea takes off and the funding can be found for such ventures. Please keep us posted!

  2. Great idea. You are a wonderful person! I love the beautiful animals. They are blessed to have you in their midst! :-)

  3. What a wonderful idea. If only more people were on the same page. My pound puppy is the greatest (I adopted him the first day of volunteering at a kill shelter). I am so lucky that they decided to nurse him back to health, unfortunately others were not as lucky.

    I support local shelters in my area with my crafts and hope to do more.

    Great job!

  4. Thanks for being a part of this carnival and welcome to the EtsyBloggers.

    Your ideas for the empty big boxes as no kill shelters sound wonderful. Even better would be if there was no need for them and all animals had homes. Wishful thinking I know.

  5. You have made a wonderful start for yourself - keep following your dreams! I know you can do it! :)Hope the carnival goes well.

  6. Welcome to the etsy bloggers' team!
    What a fantastic idea! Please dream on....
    Both my kitties came from a women in Indian Hill who takes in abused and abandoned cats.



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