It appears that while I was busy, Christmas sneaked up on me. Fortunately, I had some opportunities to go shopping for you in the last week or so, and here's what you got:
Snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan are protected and studied by the Snow Leopard Trust
working with local people to preserve habitat and prevent poaching.
Puddies needing special care are getting assistance through the Guardian Angel Program run by the Homeless Animal Rescue Team
in Cambria, CA.
The Exotic Feline Rescue Center
continues to do an amazing job taking care of big puddies.
Local volunteer rescue groups Four Paws To Love
and Animal Shelter Relief
are saving cats and kittens (and even the occasional dog!) from several county shelters and fostering them until they can find their permanent homes.
You helped save a record number of stranded seals and sea lions this year through Marine Mammal Center
research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release in California and Hawai'i.
Have a wonderful solstice (because axial tilt is the reason for the season) and may you be forever blessed by the touch of His Noodly Appendage