As the writer of 95% of our blogs, I thought it would be a nice change to write about something completely unrelated to technology or the cloud or “what we can do for you.” In our hustle-bustle professional lives, always striving for more, each of us have something equally if not more important – our families and our personal passions. I would like make a departure from the business world and spend a moment on something important to me, because it is important to my daughter.
Madeline, my daughter, is the admissions coordinator for the SPCA and deals with heartbreaking situations on a daily basis. At only 21, a typical day for her includes counseling families twice her age every day, helping them deal with the unbearable task of euthanizing their family pet, rescuing hundreds of animals who have been horribly abused, nursing them back to health, spay and neutering, and helping loving families to adopt them. Her facility doesn’t just take in dogs and cats; they have a barn full of horses, goats and even potbellied pigs. Often times this includes being a “foster mom” and nursing puppies and kittens in her small home for weeks until they are healthy enough for adoption — all paid for personally from a salary much lower than anyone can imagine.
This is the life of an SPCA worker or volunteer; mostly going unknown, underappreciated and underpaid. But this is their choice, their passion and they do it for the love of the animals.
Just today I received an email from my daughter asking if I would donate to their cause. Reading the letter below, all I can say is, “She had me at Daddy.”
I am committing to make a difference in the lives of animals and I would like to ask for your support. Thousands of pets and their people will walk, run, roll and stroll the Continental Bridge (in the shadow of the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge) for the SPCA of Texas Tenth Annual Strut Your Mutt 3K and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 16, enjoying food, music, kids’ activities and exciting booths. It is all to help the SPCA of Texas rescue, heal and find homes for tens of thousands of North Texas animals in 2015.
I know you understand why this is so important to me and that is why I am asking for your financial support. Your generous donation will help provide a clean, safe haven for hundreds of homeless animals at the SPCA of Texas who are waiting to be adopted by loving families. The money I raise will also allow the shelter staff to provide essentials like warm beds, fun toys, yummy treats, medical care and human companionship to many animals who have never known real love and compassion.
Please take a moment to follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising web page and make a donation. Donating online is safe, secure and quick!
Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Madeline Yeaman
Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support SPCA of Texas.
I don’t do this often, if ever, but this just seemed to strike a chord in the middle of a chaotic “normal” business day. If you would like to participate or just donate, I, and more so my daughter, would be very grateful. If anything, just click on the link to see her progress.