It’s been a while since I gave a shout-out to the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (APCSM). That’s where we adopted this little kitten over the holidays. I was pushing to name her Hoagie, but sanity (my better half) prevailed, and now her name is Greta. So “Hoagie” is still on the table if we ever have kids. (It’s not unprecedented!)
They received a lot of cats, kittens, and dogs this week and hope to find homes for all of them over the weekend. So if there’s a pet-shaped-hole in your home, go to Brockton and fill it!
If you’re not in the market for adopting an anipal, please consider kicking a few bucks to the shelter if you can, either by donating directly, or attending one of their fundraisers.
I promise not to cat-blog often, unless Greta does something I can exploit for viral pageviews, like showing off her record spinning skills this morning.
UPDATE Wednesday, July 14th: We went back to the place today to try and salvage a few more things and Nico was there ALIVE! She was probably hiding in a box-spring yesterday. The vet gave her a clean bill of health and her appetite is huge. Thanks to everyone who sent in tips and well-wishes.
There was a huge, four-alarm fire at my girlfriend’s apartment today. All of the tenants are fine, and three four cats were reunited with their owners.
Unfortunately, one cat died and another is still missing. If you live in Jamaica Plain near South Street and Boynton, keep an eye out for Nico. Her best bud Olive got out with minor burns, so we’re hoping Nico’s out there on the not-so-mean streets of JP.
Shoot me an email if you’ve seen her!
Because of the shitty economy, the MSPCA had to close a bunch of branches, including the one in my hometown of Brockton. Fortunately, several cool-ass folks who worked at that branch formed a new organization; and with the help of the MSPCA, which granted a free lease to the location they were forced to abandon, the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (APCSM) is ready to pick up the slack.
But, they need your help. They are entirely separate from the MSPCA and don’t have access to its fundraising operation. To keep the shelter open, they’ve held bake sales, yard sales, and are about to throw a kick-ass Paws in the Park event in Easton, MA. If you can’t make it to any of those things, you can also make online donations!
My sister has been working at this shelter for years, and she’s part of the group that’s trying to keep it going. She does great work, and I can guarantee you that every (tax deductible!) dollar donated will go towards helping the most adorable animals EVER!
So please, donate now, southeastern Massachusetts’ animals need your help. For every BFW fan that donates, I’ll draw a bonus comic featuring rescue animals doing hilarious things and post it here on the blog. Send me an email after you donate to make sure I know about it.
Hey guys and gals, my sister works at the MSPCA. And if that’s not enough to dazzle you, she’s walking, or jogging, or putting out fires or something for animals. I’m too busy illustrating dick jokes to know exactly what she’s up to. But it’s important.
Anyway, they’re having a fundraiser. Help my sis reach her goal and prove to all those other do-gooders that she’s the best and that they should all eat her shit.
I swear I already helped-out. I was just too confused by the form to fill out the bit that would make my AWESOME GENEROSITY public.