Thanksgiving is near. For many, the holiday is filled with the joy of family, friends and good food. For those of us fortunate enough to have companion animals (our furry children), the holiday gives us one more thing for which to be thankful.
Unfortunately, for homeless animals on the street and in shelters, Thanksgiving is just another day of being cold, hungry, afraid and unloved. With your help we can change that.
Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) is a unique nonprofit animal welfare organization. Our mission is to improve the well-being of homeless animals and increase their chances for survival and adoption - with the ultimate goal of eliminating animal homelessness.
For more information about OBOL life-saving work and humane educational programs, please go to our website:www.operationblanketsoflove.org
Every day we see suffering animals and hear endless stories of how they came to be homeless. But OBOL works tirelessly to change those sad stories into stories of adoption, love and forever homes.
OBOL is the only non-profit of its kind in the country that donates--free of charge--care and aid items like blankets, pet beds, food, treats, toys, towels, carriers, grooming supplies and more.
Shelters (that have no budget for bedding and towels) and most rescue groups (with very limited funds), depend on OBOL to provide those necessary items for the care and comfort of the animals they have rescued.
We are so thankful to have supporters like you so we can continue our life-saving work. Because of your financial support, OBOL is able to help over 1,000 animals each month. We hear many stories of sick, abused and neglected animals, left on the street like garbage or dumped into the shelters that, with some love and attention and comfort items provided by OBOL, have found their forever loving homes. Those are the stories we love to share.
Here is just one of those stories.
Liam, the One-Eyed Wonder Dog
Sachi Animal Rescue
is a Boxer rescue that takes the dogs other rescues don't want. Like Liam, the one-eyed wonder dog. People think that animals that are "special" (i.e., missing an eye or a leg), don't have much life left in them. Actually, it's just the opposite. As a society, we can learn so much from these "special" animals.
Help stop the abuse. No animal should suffer like Liam did.
Liam is an amazing boy. Seized from a Pit Bull fighting ring in San Bernardino where he was used as a bait dog (to train other dogs barbaric fighting techniques), Andi Pickett from Sachi Animal Rescue saved him from imminent death at the Devore shelter. He was in bad shape. After nearly $1,600 in veterinary care, the vet was unable to save his eye but was able to save his life.
Andi tells everyone not to let this one-eyed wonder dog fool them as he is amazing with people and other dogs. He's always ready to play and loves to swipe his friends' toys. Operation Blankets of Love donated a special soft blanket, food, treats, toys and more for Liam and the other rescues at Sachi--all free of charge.
And lucky Liam? He has found his forever loving home. It's success stories like Liam's that make all of the hard work worth it.
OBOL is deeply committed and continues to promote the well-being and survival of shelter homeless animals with the goal to end their suffering.
You can help us today. Your financial contribution will be used right here in your own neighborhood.
Each dollar you contribute allows us to provide comfort to one dog or cat in a shelter. We know that comfort items increase an animal's chance at adoption. This saves lives! How many can you help today?
THE NEED NEVER STOPS AND NEITHER DO WE!!
Through your tax deductible gift of $25 you can help comfort 25 homeless animals. Please send the most generous gift you can today of $200, $100, $50 or more. Let's make it a thankful holiday for as many homeless animals as we can. Together we can do it!
Please click the donate button to donate by PayPal. Or, send your check payable to Operation Blankets of Love to:
Operation Blankets of Love
16911 San Fernando Mission Road PMB 187
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Without your generous financial support our life-saving work can't continue. The homeless animals depend on you, dogs like Liam. Please help us help them.
Yours for the homeless pets,
Eileen and Brad Smulson
P.S. Show your love and concern today by making a monetary contribution to give homeless animals in shelters like Liam a second chance in life. Let's work together to stop the pain and misery.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Operation Blankets of Love! --Ginger, OBOL Public Relations Director and Goodwill Ambassador