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We’re almost there! Omaha’s second annual 24-hour charitable challenge is set for Wednesday, May 21st. 569 nonprofits serving Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawatamie counties are participating and thousands of givers are waiting for midnight to strike.
On May 21st, you have 24 hours to support your favorite nonprofits by making an online donation of $10 or more. Then, matching funds and prize money amplify the charitable donations from the community!
Now’s the time to find out who’s taking part, to rally your circles, and to get set to give. Let’s show off just how generous our community can be!
Yesterday, America’s first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country’s largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that’s the temporary home to rescue cats. While the concept of a cat café has been around for a while, with Asia and Europe leading the way, this is the first time one has opened in the United States. Two permanent cat cafés are scheduled to open in San Francisco this year.The concept is simple. Visitors pay an hourly fee or cover charge to sit and lounge with cats. This one, on 168 Bowery, is free. Sixteen cats roam the premises and you’re welcome to pick one up and snuggle with it. If you fall in love with a particular one, you can even adopt it! (Read about each individual cat, here. Looks like “Sushi” is featured in the photo, above.) To get your feline fix, stop by the store from 10a to 7p each day till April 27. If you’d like to learn a little something, you can listen to different cat experts talk about cat health and behavior. The store’s capacity is limited to just 65 people, so you may have to wait in line.
Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts inevitably turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. But the new balmy weather can prove not-so-sunny for curious pets—or their unwitting parents. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your delicate, furry friend. To help you out, our ASPCA experts have come up with a few seasonal tips that will help prevent mishaps or misfortunes.
…read more tips here!
We would like to send a huge thank you to R.u.F.F. Rescue, Taysia Blue Siberian Husky and Malamute Rescue, and PawsUp of Nebraska for coming out with their adorable and lovable adoptable dogs!
We would also like to give a huge thank all of the participants who came out this year to run and walk! We couldn’t have this event without all of you participating and the rescues joining us!! It means the world to us that you all came out to support our cause and help us raise funds for Homeward Bound in the Heartland!
Everyone made this such an amazing event! Thank you all for joining us this year and we look forward to seeing you next year!
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