Receiving good news is always welcoming in a world of routine and where bad news often outweighs the good. But recently I was contacted for being selected as a nominee for a social media award for my work in raising awareness and funding for a very special cat--Rogér, the Miami Le Chat Noir.
|Christine holds Johnny Walker, black spokescat for Riverfront Cats|
We often hear from actors the honor of just being nominated. Well it's true. I am beyond ecstatic. My fellow nominees are outstanding bloggers and organizations that are making a difference in reversing the trend of homeless pets. While I have no expectations of winning, my excitement is through the roof. This nomination is the moral support that fuels our motivation when facing numerous challenges. In the world of homeless pets we face many obstacles--limited funding, closed minds, low awareness, etc.. The nomination means that you noticed, and you care! It's everyday folks like you that nominated us, that lights the dark tunnel. It keep us going!
I've said it many times and I don't apologize for repeating it again. This is the hardest work I have ever done--shedding lots of sweat and sometimes tears (thankfully I haven't lost any blood--I know how to handle feral cats!) with no pay, but it has been the most rewarding experience of my life!
In Miami Dade County a dent is made in the past two years by small nonprofits such as ours (Pawsitively Humane,Inc/ Riverfront Cats) in cooperation with the Miami Dade Animal Services and other nonprofit organizations. Teamwork, synergy is powerful!
There is much more work to do. But we desperately need VOLUNTEERS! Whether you can temporarily foster a dog or cat, or have a flair for social media, or work a fundraising event, we need you! It's not a huge time commitment.
Yes, I will be attending the BlogPaws conference and award ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee this May. The awards ceremony is live stream. Follow us on social media for details.
|"Every woman needs a little black cat" ~ quote by Christine Michaels|
Rogér is Ready for Adoption!