For throwback thursday I’d just like to let you all know that I’ve started uploading some stuff to our Youtube Channel. You can watch videos of the Roba Cats ‘helping’ me with things around here. I’ve made a playlist called DRC ‘Helpers’.
I just had a great app shared with me called ResQWalk, and I’ll be giving it a full test run later.
The whole idea is that the app uses the GPS on your phone to track how much you walk and your favorite rescue gets some money. When you first sign in you can choose which rescue to walk for. If you want to walk for more than one you simply have to reset it to the new one. Many local rescues are already signed up so it shouldn’t be to hard to find your favorite, and the app allows you to follow as many rescues as you want. Obviously I’ll be walking for the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue, but I may from time to time walk for another.
You can download the app for either iOs or Android. It also helps you find local pet friendly areas such as parks, vets, lodging, etc. All in all a great resource for people with animal companions.
It’s that easy to help animal rescues get much needed funds. Every bit helps!
It’s kitten season and the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is in need of some help. They have over seventy , yes 70!! , kittens in care right now. It takes a lot of food to keep those little bellies full!
Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue on the Web
Now that the Ottawa Pet Expo is over it’s time to concentrate on the home front. Lots of new stuff will be making an appearance in our Etsy shop and here on our site in the next little while. Some of it was available at the Expo and some of it is brand new! Until it’s all up keep an eye on our Facebook page since much of it is available there first.
Want to win a set of two tickets to this years Ottawa Pet Expo?!
Here at the DRC workshop we will be giving away 2 sets of 2 tickets to this years Expo! And since we love costumes we’re having a costume contest!
From now until October 30th post pics of your pet in a costume in this Facebook post on our page. On October 31st we will be doing a random draw for one set of tickets. The other set is DRC’s choice for favorite costume.
So let’s see some pets in costumes!
As many of you know I’ve been mentioning some big things in store for Del Roba Creations. Today one of them got finalized. DRC will be at the Ottawa Pet Expo this year as a vendor!
Now I know some of you may be thinking “Why is this big news? It’s just another convention.”
Yes it is but, besides being the largest one I’ve done, the Pet Expo has added a new area this year that in my own small way I helped it come about. The Pet Crafter Marketplace!
Happy to say that the website is almost completely updated. Added coats and collars to the pet goods as well as scarves and DelPack’s to people goods.
In the next few weeks you’ll be seeing a bunch of new designs come out of the DRC workshop in anticipation of some stuff we have going this fall. There will be new toys, beds and accessories for pets, and new DelPack Heat and Cold Therapy Pack designs. All of them will be available through our Etsy shop and website, as well as in person if you live in the Ottawa area.
This week’s Animal Awareness Wednesday feature is on the Hungry and Homeless Cat Rescue!
(Formerly known as HHWCC – Hungry & Homeless in the World’s Coldest Capital)
HHCR is an animal rescue organization in Ottawa, Ontario. Their goal is to save injured or found cats and try to find them permanent suitable homes. When they find or hear of a cat or family living outside on their own, a member of HHCR finds them and evaluates their situation.
In almost all cases the animals are undernourished, hurt, diseased, parasitic, dirty and sometimes freezing to death. Medical help is arranged for any cat suffering from injuries or illness. The cats are taken to a Vet for evaluation and assistance as soon as possible.
All cats are at temporary foster homes until adopted. They rely on volunteers and donations from kind individuals who care. Fosterers and adoption homes are evaluated to ensure the best situation for the cat(s).