Monday, April 18, 2011

Romeo's wish

Little Romeo, what a gorgeous face

This is kinda a sad story with a silver lining so bear with me here.

Last week the lovely and sweet Linda from The Squashed Tomato had her heart broken when the new addition ot her family, a puppy called Romea, was tragically hit by a car and killed. The little guy came from the Bellville Animal Anti-Cruelty League and as it is with most of these organisations the conditions at the grounds are not ideal.

In memory of little Romeo The Squashed Tomato has begun an initiative to create awareness around and raise funds for the AACL. Every tiny bit helps whether you offer your time, some money, cat and dog food or even if you just srpead the word. Just imagine how stoked you'd make one little puppy by buying just one chewy toy for the organisation? If we all did it there be a whole lot of happy kittens and pupps.

The energetic and loyal Romeo has left an empty space in Linda's heart and she's determined to fill that hole by taking this sad event and turning it into an opportunity to reach out for the abandoned, unwanted puppies and kittens that are just looking for a warm spot to sleep, a happy face to wake up to and a companion to give their utmost attention, devotion and unconditional love.

If you are an animal person you'll know how much Romeo meant to Linda. Please, if you feel touched by Romeo's short but joy-giving life, support this initiative by donating any amount you can afford or by buying a raffle ticket. All the proceeds (100%) will go to improving the facilities at AACL and thus the precious lives of so many animals.

You could also donate one or more items on the organisation's much-needed list which includes:
  • Lawnmower
  • Weedeater
  • Industrial tumbledryer and washing machine
  • Fly traps
  • Netting to keep flies out of the puppy run
  • Good quality blankets and towels
  • Nutritious cat and dog food

Or you could donate some prizes for the raffle. Suggested items include:
  • Vouchers
  • Cases of wine
  • Meals at restaurants
  • Accomodation for two people

If you need any more information ocntact Linda on and if you can't help with any of the above suggested ways to get involved simply retweeted and repost this message to all your friends and you'll be helping the furry faces in a big way.

My heart goes out to Linda who has had to deal with an incredibly painful experience and can sympathise completely. I'm glad that Romeo's life brought her so much happiness and sunshine.


Linda Harding said...

Jade, this is so incredibly kind of you.

You have hit the nail on the head - just by donating ONE small item to your local shelter, you make a massive and long-lasting difference. Just think, most puppies that grow up in shelters don't even know what toys are. Even old teddy bears make much-loved toys for dogs.

I am so honoured that you wrote this beautiful post and I am sure that your fans will take the lead from you. Thank you for speaking out, supoorting Romeo's Wish and for being such a true animal lover.

Linda xx

Desiree said...

What a wonderful thing you have done here, Jade! As Linda says, it really is as simple as buying one item or donating an old towel no longer your favourite colour! Every little bit helps. We went with Linda to the shelter to find Coco and our own hearts were drawn to Milo. We fetched him home on Sunday :)

-TheseJadeDays- said...

Thanks ladies, this is something I feel strongly about so was more than happy to do a piece on Romeo's Wish.

Happy Wednesday,

:) xx

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