Donate for a Discount

I regularly donate artwork, merchandise and services to help organizations and institutions I support. When there isn’t an opportunity for me to donate to an event I’ll set up an event for readers of my blog, either by “auctioning” off a piece of artwork or merchandise, or rewarding donors with gift certificates to purchase items from my website. I can also help through this site: if you’d care to donate to any of these efforts I will give you a gift certificate in thanks—for every $25.00 you donate in goods or cash I’ll give you a gift certificate for $5.00 off a minimum $25.00 purchase.

Right now I am very active with cat rescue and TNR in the Pittsburgh area and have donation opportunities already set up for this. Events are upcoming with other organizations and institutions I support and I will set up similar opportunities and thank you gifts to help support my local public library, local rails to trails organization and others.

Current Donate for a Discount Opportunities

Buddy Gets a Miracle



“Unless there’s some miracle, I’ll probably be saying goodbye to him in a few days.” It’s rare that something miraculous does happen, but rare doesn’t mean never.

Buddy’s story starts out on a rather gruesome note. He was found on the side of a road, an orange and white kitten lying so still in the August heat, his legs obviously damaged that it was hard to believe he was alive. His rescuer was shocked to find he was still alive. In addition to the floppy broken legs he had a wound on his hip that was crawling with maggots, so he’d been there for at least 12 hours. He’d apparently been hit by a car, was unable to move and was likely experiencing intense pain.

But Buddy was very much alive, and ready for love and affection and treatment for his crushed pelvis, fractured sacrum and fractured femoral heads, until the day he couldn’t pass stool because all the broken bones were collapsing in on themselves and even surgery couldn’t repair the damage. We gave him a chance, thinking we’d be saying goodbye, but the miracle happened and his body realigned his pelvis and sacrum, and now he can have surgery to repair his fractured femoral heads.

Not every cat could survive the accident, the pain, the healing, with such love and joy as Buddy. He deserves the chance. His surgery will be $3,000 and we are using as many fundraisers as possible to help raise the money.

Read more about Buddy and make your donation, or just leave an encouraging comment on Buddy Gets a Miracle.

About Donate for a Discount

Many of you readers have often been generous in helping with the costs associated with rescues, and when I set up my new website I included my favorite reward program as one of the pages, titled “Donate For a Discount”. I will give you a gift certificate toward shopping on my website in thanks—for every $25.00 you donate in goods or cash I’ll give you a gift certificate for $5.00 off a minimum $25.00 purchase.

  • $5.00 off $25,00 when you donate $25.00
  • $10.00 off $50.00 when you donate $50.00
  • $15.00 off $75.00 when you donate $75.00
  • $20.00 off $100 when you donate $100.00
  • and so on

Because this will come to me I will know already that you donated.

  • I will send you your gift certificate (discount code).

How to use it:

  • Each certificate is good for $5.00 off your order of $25.00 or more.
  • Use for individual shopping trips or all at once.
  • Use for your own shopping, give as a gift, or keep for later.
  • Certificates are good until December 31, 2016, and I can renew them if you haven’t used them by the end of the year.

How to use your gift certificate

holiday cheer for rescued cats, the creative cat, portraits of animals

Your Holiday Cheer Gift Certificate to use or give as a gift.

Your gift certificate will have a code that will be active for use for at least until the end of the current calendar year. This code is entered at checkout for your discount. Your certificate is transferable too. Feel free to use your certificate for your own shopping, or to give as a gift. For my own accounting purposes, I’d like to keep all the transactions within a shorter period of time.

Happy shopping!

And thank you for helping us make life better for homeless cats, and provide affordable services to pet owners and education to people to reduce the number of homeless cats to be rescued.