Hour One

Help us Help The Puppies!

When we decided to do a 24 hour blogathon, it was a bit of a spontaneous decision. Now the time has arrived, November 13, 2010, and we’re not quite sure what we have gotten ourselves into.

In an effort to raise money to for National Mill Dog Rescue, we, He and She Schaible will be blogging once an hour from 11:00 am EST November 13, 2010 until 11:00 am EST November 14, 2010.

How it works: 24 blog posts for your information & entertainment delivered here on our blog. Note the DONATE button on the right, or at the bottom. You give, we collect.  $1, $5, every little bit counts! Want to donate more? Donate $10 or more and have your name (and location if you wish) featured on our site!

With so much animosity, debate, and horror circulating the news about puppy mills right now, we wondered what we could do to help. Dr. Laci used to work on Capitol Hill, and we wondered if we could use any political connections to reach out to our Congressmen so vehemently determined to allow the unregulated breeding mills to go on.  But  Dr. Laci knew what it was like to work on Capitol Hill and knew that would be futile.surgical instruments

Short of taking a mobile surgical unit out to Lancaster and spaying and neutered their breeding dogs, which I’m pretty sure is illegal and impossible as we don’t have a mobile unit, we felt strapped as to how we could help. We see so many puppy mill dogs here being so close to Lancaster, PA in Amish country. Dr. V wrote a blog post asking pet and vet bloggers to join her in a blogathon, so here we are, committed to spending the day at the computers writing…writing for you our readers, but really writing for the pups.

How it works: 24 blog posts for your information and entertainment delivered here on our blog. Note the DONATE button on the right, or at the bottom. You give money, $1, $5, every little bit counts! Want to donate more? Donate $10 or more and have your name featured in post-blogathon report!

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Be sure to check back each hour–we will be hosting contests and giving out prizes throughout the day, err…day and night!

Other participants in blogathon 2010 are:

aboutvetmed.com

bzat.com

fetchingtags.net/blog

mytailhurtsfromwaggingsomuch.com

pawcurious.com

rileyandjames.com

twolittlecavaliers.com

They are also blogging for charities. Please check out their blogs as well, and spread the word and the dollars!

Please let us know your thoughts and comments! I know that readers’ comments will be what keeps us going on as we burn the midnight oil and consume cup after cup of coffee. If you have suggestions, or blog topics you would like to request, let us know! If you donate enough, we might just take them!

Thanks for your support. And your money!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Jed and Dr. Laci, aka He and She Schaible

Dr. Jed Schaible, Dr. Laci Schaible



This post is part of the 2010 Blogathon Fund Raising Charity Initiative.

VetLIVE is trying to raise money for National Mill Dog Rescue. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) has saved over 3828 dogs and counting. At National Mill Dog Rescue, “It’s all about the dogs.” NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty and evil of the commercial breeding industry, more commonly known as puppy mills. Through educating the public and through the use of their 500 volunteers, NMDR is on the cutting edge of saving mill pets and helping improve the industry. NMDR is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Please simply press the “Donate” button below to contribute. All size donations are accepted!


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9 Comments

November 13, 2010 at 11:08
 

RIGHT ON! Good luck guys! What a great cause!!

November 13, 2010 at 11:19
 

Thanks! You too! We’re so glad this day is finally here–it’s been more work than we anticipated, haha!

Becky Davis
November 13, 2010 at 11:39
 

This is a great thing. I signed up. I donated (not much) but you said any helps. I hate puppy mills and I love prizes…lol

November 13, 2010 at 11:56
 

Great job, great cause. Lots of behind-the-scenes prep work, but it will be a blast. :) I will be linking up your site and all participant’s sites before the blogathon. If you have a link for NMDR that you would like me to include so people can learn more about your charity, please email me. Thanks!

JedSchaible
November 13, 2010 at 12:25
 

Thanks so much! We messed up and started the blogathon 3 hours early due to a time zone mishap. Oh well, looks like we will be having a 27 hour blogathon. Here is the link: http://milldogrescue.org/

November 13, 2010 at 13:16
 

Hey it’s all good, right? ;-) Thanks for the link – I have linked you up on my site.

So glad to be blogging with you guys!

November 13, 2010 at 13:21
 

You did not mess up Doctors! You will just rid the world of puppy mills three hours earlier than you would have! The trick will be keeping us all awake all night! Very excited to do this project with you all! :)

JedSchaible
November 13, 2010 at 13:25
 

Thanks for the encouragement! We think this Blogathon is great. Can’t believe we already raised $200!

November 13, 2010 at 13:35
 

The good thing is that in correcting for our time mess-up, we realized that I had entered many posts into our beta site, not our current one. That would have been another major mistake on my part. This is a lot of work!