Sunday, January 3, 2010

January & February 2010: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

My cat Hugo is a rescue kitty. I've always wondered what bought him to the shelter thirteen years ago. Watching him grow up, I came to realize that more than likely his first couple weeks in the world were a little bit scary wandering the streets of Detroit. Nevertheless, Hugo is by far a survivor with an amazing nurturing spirit. His lesson that you can be a little bit broken and still have a lot to offer is something that keeps me going every day.

For me, it is a great honor to be able to contribute Hint Jewelry's earnings to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) during the months of January and February. ASPCA was founded in 1866 by Henry Bergh and is headquartered in New York City. They have a three-fold mission: to care for pet parents and pets, seek positive solutions for at-risk animals, and serve the needs of animals that have been victims of cruelty.

Animals are a reflection of how we treat ourselves and the world around us. Their suffering is directly related to our suffering. I'm grateful for the opportunity to use 10% of Hint Jewelry Design's profits to uphold ASPCA's belief that all animals deserve to be treated with respect and kindness.