28 December 2010

a good cause: valley wildlife care


here at maison21, you know we are all about the animals, and that includes the wild ones who share our urban environment.  in the *very* citified neighborhood around the atelier, we have an large amount of native and non-native species co-existing with us humans whom we are fortunate enough to encounter on a frequent basis, including,  raccoons, opossums, skunks, crows, red tailed hawks, and an amazingly raucous flock of wild parrots, who brighten up our mornings with screeches and calls that make them sound like they are having the time of their lives.  (not every wildlife encounter is a good thing, though- remind us to tell you one day about the skunk who committed hari kari in our basement. just so you know, skunk, up close and personal, doesn't actually smell like skunk, but rather like burning tar, and yes, the fire department was called...)
we were reminded to write today's post about valley wildlife care  after reading an article about the dreaded subject of taxes, and thought we'd give them a shout out just in case anyone needs a place to make a last minute charitable donation for 2010! we've been following valley wildlife care on facebook for about a year now, and never cease to amazed at the good work they do rescuing and rehabiliating sick and injured wild animals, 99% of which wouldn't be sick or injured in the first place if it wasn't for us humans messing with their native environment, so really, we can't think of a more worthy beneficiary if anyone needs a last minute write-off!
even you are full up on your charitable giving for the year, we'd like to invite you to at least follow VWC on facebook in order to help raise awareness for the good work they do. we warn you though, while some of their posts can be heartwarming, like the ones about orphaned baby animals, others can be quite harrowing, like the opossum doused in gasoline and set afire.  overall, they are one of the most compelling causes we follow on facebook, and we're sure if you follow them as well, you will read every post, just like we do...
to make a donation to valley wildlife care, click here. to follow on facebook, click here.

3 comments:

Divine Theatre said...

The first photo look like Thaddeus, my bagel thievin' raccoon buddy!
Sorry to heat about your skunk debacle, I have many friends who are skunks, all named Flower. They are actually quite intelligent and clever. I have stories...
I hope that many people donate. It breaks my heart to see how many self centered people do not care about the animals or the way in which all these new suburban developments affect the biodiversity of our surroundings. Much to my neighbor's chagrin I feed all my animal friends. They were here first!

jones said...

Hi Christian, Thanks for the reminder to give. Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Wonderful that you are promoting wildlife care! We just need to look to nature for perfect color combinations; these little animals are perfection.