"The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor"- Margot Kaufman

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Helping Pugs in Need

Hi everyone! I thought I'd use the blog today to put in a little plug for Natty's alma mater, Northern Illinois Pug Rescue. NIPRA unfortunately has a temporary hold on incoming pugs due to a lack of funds and available foster homes. :( While I know that we all wish we could do more to help the pugs, the reality is that many of us just aren't able to foster, transport, donate monthly, or assist in all of the ways that we'd like to. Our pockets just aren't deep enough, we're at our "number of pets" limit, we don't have the time due to commitments to our families, jobs, or the pugs we already have... For whatever reason, sometimes it just isn't possible. And that's where fundraisers come in!

Beginning tomorrow, Sept. 15, NIPRA will be holding its annual Fall Yankee Candle Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit NIPRA and will go directly toward helping with the rescue pugs. I love the Yankee candle fundraiser because these candles really sell themselves--they make great gifts, they're so wonderfully season-appropriate, and they smell FANTASTIC. (They also go a long way towards covering up the smell of a stinky pug...hehe.) Who doesn't love a Yankee candle?

If you know of anyone who would be interested in purchasing, or if you can think of someone to whom you owe a gift, please consider participating! All of the information is provided at the link below, and sales go up until October 1.

NIPRA 2010 Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Whether you purchase one candle or ten, all profit will go toward helping sweet pugs in need--just like my Natty girl once was. You can see the current list of sweet NIPRA fosters here. Won't you help NIPRA continue to do what it does best?


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Natty and Klaus!!! Thank you so much for doing this posty!!!

It is just terrible news and I'm sure your Mommy got that other e-mail too yesterday about that 10 year old boy...(which soon thereafter... he found foster home with perm placement...a retired schoolteacher)

Hopefully Pug Jam will raise tons of Twinkie Monies too!!

BIG BIG HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!
Josie, IzZY and Anakin Man

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

ooohhh....candles to help pugs? Wesa will definently get mama on payday to go buy a candle or twos. Thanks for the pup-date!
Much pugs luvs and hugs,
The Slimmer Puggums

Minnie Moo said...

Amen! Candles to help pugs?! sign me up!

My foster brother is from KPR, Kentucky Indiana Pug Rescue. We are all about helping the puggies!


Minnie Moo

Pearl said...

What a wonderful fundraiser! Thanks so much for spreading the word! My momma loves those candles!

And Natty, Klaus... you two be looking out the window. I am bringing you some steak!

agent99 said...

The Foo came from NIPRA. She's a "tough ol bird", our mom likes to sayThanks for spreading the word @ the fundraiser!

Gen & the Foo

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

this is truly a great idea. We are saddened by the thought that some pugs can't get the rescue helps they need due to lack of funding.