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BZTAT and Pawcurious team up for a 24-hr Blog and Paint-a-thon!

Artists don’t make a lot of money, but we have our causes that we want to help just like anyone else.  So when we can’t donate money, we share our art.

I get asked to donate to a lot of causes, and truthfully, I am starting to say “no” with only a few exceptions. You can read why here.

Pet charities and Be the Change for Pets is my main exception.

I have done 12 hr. paint-a-thons in the past where I painted for 12 hrs. and auctioned off the resulting art to benefit pet rescue. When Dr. V. of Pawcurious said at BlogPaws West she was going to do  a 24-hr Blog-a-thon for a pet cause, I got caught up in the moment.

I stood up in front of the entire BlogPaws crowd and said, “I’m gonna do a 24-hr Paint-a-thon alongside Dr.V.!”

What was I THEENKING??? OK, I can do this…

Mark your calendars. the Paint-a-thon begins on Saturday, November 13th, starting at 2pm EST.

There will be more details coming, including how this will correspond with Dr. V’s Blog-a-thon and about other bloggers who will be joining in for the cause. Details about which charities will benefit from the auction sale of the artwork and how it will be auctioned will also be forthcoming.

This will be the last paint-a-thon that I do for while, as I need to focus on earning a living from my art. My critters and I have our own  needs. So if you are looking for an opportunity to get a great piece of art and benefit animals in need at the same time, you will want to tune in.

The love of a pet never grows old, and there are so many out there just looking for someone with whom to share their love. What can you do to “be the change” for them today?

Please feel free to share and use the video above for whatever cause you want to highlight to benefit animals in need.

BlogPaws Inspired "Be the Change for Animals" T-Shirts

Yesterday I posted that, as a part of the “Be the Change” blog challenge, I would design a T-Shirt for my CafePress shop and dedicate the proceeds to animal rescue groups.

Well, here is the design.

All proceeds from sales of any product in the“Be the Change for Animals in Need” section of my shop during the month of April and May will go to Pets Without Parents. After May, proceeds from sales of the shirt will go to my local animal charity, Friends of Stark Pound or another worthy animal rescue group.

Pet Bloggers and Animals enthusiasts around the world are participating in the “Be the Change Challenge” by doing small and big things to help animals who are in shelters or are needing special care.

Some are raising donations; some are volunteering at local rescue organizations; and some are dedicating their time and skills to make the world aware of the needs of animal charities around the world.

I hope that you will consider purchasing one of the T-Shirts or doing something else to help pets in need. They give so much to us–can’t we do something for them?

Here is the code if you would like to put the widget for the “Be the Change for Animals” T-Shirt on your website:

<a title=”Be the Change” href=”http://www.cafepress.com/BZTAT/” target=”_blank”><img src=” http://www.romeothecat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Be-the-Change-f…BlogPaws-LR.jpg” alt=”Be the Change for Animals in Need T-Shirt” width=”150″ height=”150″ />

Oh yeah, and we are having a Twitter BlogPawty on April 21 from 7 pm – 1 am (EST) to have fun and raise money for Pets Without Parents. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for being the CHANGE!

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