Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 17, 2007
Hurricane Katrina created the largest pet rescue effort in history. Many rescue organizations are still impacted by the large amount of resources that were expended due to Katrina's destruction.
In the past, Big Paw Designs has offered a line of several dog rescue themed items, including collar charms, key chains, magnets and frames. These items are popular with rescue groups, stores and pet lovers. In addition to these rescue themed items, Big Paw Designs has created a special New Orleans tribute charm with a portion of the profits going to pets in the Big Easy. The special charm helps rebuild one part of New Orleans by helping the pet rescue community.
The Woof! Fleur de Lis pet collar charm embodies the spirit of New Orleans and the love of pets. The elegant fleur de lis has become a symbol of strength and survival in a post-Katrina world. Made of sturdy pewter, the charm is lead free & Made in the USA. Charms are substantial and popular with pet lovers. Collar charms are a fun, whimsical addition to your pet's collar, and now dog lovers can enjoy a piece of pet jewelry and give back to the pet rescue community. The charm is also available as a key chain.
A portion of the proceeds from this new charm benefits Used Dog rescue in New Orleans, with a portion also being donated back to furry friends in the Big Easy.
Used Dogs provides a unique sheltering environment where animals recover from abuse and neglect and learn to be better pets. The organization is not a virtual shelter or foster-based organization but instead offers a very unique physical shelter for the stray population, owner surrenders, and in some cases, overflow from local animal control.
It also has a major focus on providing Spay/Neuter services for low-income and senior pet owners who inadvertently contribute to the pet overpopulation dilemma. Used Dogs is a 503 (c) 3 non-profit and is currently the only organization on the New Orleans area specifically focused on aggressive, proactive, targeted spay/neuter, as well as running a shelter. The group was in full-operation rescuing dogs when Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast and well over 300 animals came through Used Dogs in the days after the storm.
Big Paw Designs dog gifts, pearl collars and pewter collar charms makes dogs 'hip' and cats 'cool' in every household. The expanding pet jewelry and pet lover gift line caters to all pets and pet lovers needs.
Purchases can be made on-line at http://www.bigpawdesigns.com or through a local retailer of choice (Where to Find a Big Paw Retailer selection varies by location).
Visit http://www.bigpawdesigns.com for more information and a variety of unique gifts specially designed for the pet in your life.