Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CFA Member Supports The Francisvale Home for Small Animals

Linda of Jazzitup Jewelry Design introduced me to The Francisvale Home for Small Animals, an animal organization she supports. Although Linda does not have enough time in the day to volunteer woman hours for the shelter, she does what she cans by donating funds. She does this by selling her jewelry. In fact, now she even has a section in her store called "Animal Rescue Jewelry" where 100% of the purchase price is donated to her favorite animal organizations (currently The Francisvale Home and Montgomery County SPCA).

The Francisvale Home is located in Radnor, Pennsylvania and specializes in placing homeless four legged creatures in loving and caring homes.

I've never visited the place myself, but their website provides so much information that you really get to know the type of help they provide. For example, they have posted a bio of Skip, a resident looking for a home. Skip is a five year old Rat terrier with lots of spunk. He is looking for a home after his caretaker moved into a Senior Home. He loves to run after tennis balls and is well trained in the art of "give paw" and "roll over". If you want to visit Skip, feel free to call him at 610-688-1018.

Then there is Juliet. She is a six year old domestic shorthair. I am not so sure if she is still available since her bio was published last year but she sure is a cutie. Juliet seems to really like to hang out. She is affectionate, loving, and talkative and likes being the boss. (She really reminds me of my cat Luthar whose worst enemy are cats and best friends are dogs.) Anyways, who can say no to Juliet?

There are many more beauties waiting to be adopted. You can find them here and here

However, if you are anyone like me, you already have a houseful of animals and can't take in anymore. There are other ways to help. Besides the usual monetary donation, you could donate toys, bedding, collars, leashes, and many other needed items for these creatures. I find that donating something material (especially handmade) makes the gifting more intimate and real.

You can find The Francisvale Home on Facebook and Twitter

El is the woman behind Tantalizing Stitches, an online shop full of bag making hardware. El is also an avid crocheter and animal lover.


El at Tantalizing Stitches said...


Pam said...

Wonderful story, El. Such sweet animals. Jazzitupjewelrydesign is so thoughtful and generous with her donations from her jewelry! What a good example for all of us.

Debra at Sleepy Cat Designs said...

I'm so happy to read about this organization. There are many good ones like this all over the place, thankfully. So many homeless animals need this kind of help on a daily basis. Thanks for this encouraging post.

Anonymous said...

I work at Francisvale and just wanted to thank you so much for your kind words and for spreading the word about our shelter. If there were more caring in people in the world just like you we would have no problem placing these wonderful animals. We appreciate all you are doing for our shelter.
With gratitude,
Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals