Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Top Five Causes of 2009!

Trudy Suggs, a nationally known author and editor, has selected Deaf Animal Row as one of the top five causes for 2009, and here's what she had to say about us:

"Rescue programs or shelters caring for deaf animals: Having had two deaf dogs, I can't emphasize enough how crucial it is to rescue deaf animals, whether dogs, cats or others. Thousands of deaf animals are abandoned and killed each year simply because they're deaf – and this tugs at my heart in so many ways. Their experiences, and fate, are so similar to our experiences as a deaf community. Besides, who better to understand deaf pets than deaf people?

One such program is at Deaf Animal Row ( Contact your local shelter or rescue program and see if they have deaf animals needing homes or support. Then share what you can, whether it's a blanket, treats, money, or best of all, a home."

The other four listed can be found here at

Thank you, Trudy, for your support and it is much appreciated! Let's join her in the cause and care for our own deaf animals!


  1. woot! deaf animals rock :)

  2. Hey Trudy!

    A couple of members involved with rescue, who are not affiliated with the Deaf community, are impressed with your list and they admitted they never knew those deaf organizations exist until now. If deaf animals help bring awareness of other deaf organizations, more power! :) And may other deaf organizations bring awareness about deaf animals!