Okay everyone and anyone, I need your help badly. My source of income is about to be cut off for as long as continuous weeks, I’ve done some basic shopping and have some staples that should last me for as many as three weeks if I consume sparingly but its going to be bad if the power or water go out. This is a desperate cry for help from anyone who can and will help. I need you guys to spread this link like the plague if at all possible. A reblog could save my ass from hitting the pavement.
Funds are down to pocklet change for me right now, I might be able to couch surf a bit with friends. If anyone could help it’d be really really awesome.
This is Bandit.
He is a pineapple green cheek conure. He has been at my local PetCo for at least a year (as long as I have lived in this area). He is quite timid and shy and (behaviorally) shows signs of abuse. One of his nails has been ripped out, though it has now healed and doesn’t bother him much. I have visited him every single time I’ve ever been in this PetCo over the entirety of my time here. He’s gotten to know me really well. He’ll come to the front of the cage and chirp at me and play back and forth on his toys, showing off. The best thing he does is perch on that ball and spin around - it makes me laugh so he does it frequently. I have handled him a few times and he is as sweet as can be with me. He listens to me if his exploring bites and nibbles get too hard or if he’s playing with something I don’t want him to (i.e. my necklace).
One of the employees has told me a bit about his time there. There are only two people who work there that are able to handle him without being severely bitten and him flying away. I am apparently the only customer who has ever handled him where he exhibits playful behavior and hasn’t bitten. I’m also the only person who has shown any interest in him for months. They recently got in a pair of blue quaker parrots that over took a Sun Conure that had been in on of their cages. I have not heard anything of what happened to that bird and no one will say when I ask, they just look forlorn - I’m assuming that means he didn’t get a home. I am scared this will happen to this little guy. The employee I have corresponded with many times has exhibited large amounts of worry for his well-being with having been there so long. Going so far as to say that I could easily get his price dropped fairly significantly if it would mean I could take him home and he’d be safe.
I have wanted a conure for a long time and have done extensive research on them over the last 2-3 years. I would love to be able to bring this guy home, even if just to give him a safe environment and save him from whatever awaits him being stuck in this small cage for so long in this store. I see people coming in constantly looking at the parakeets and almost always one is taken home, but people walk by this little guy and the cockatiels and the quakers constantly with not so much as a glance.
Add-on: I have contacted many local shelters/rescues to see if they are able to take him on. But either due to being understaffed, at maximum capacity, don’t work with birds, or insufficient funds to pay to get him out (yes they would have to buy him to get him out) none within a 1.5 hour radius are able to. So, this is why I have come to tumblr asking for help, as a last resort.
The reason I am making this post is to ask tumblr for help. I’m not expecting anyone to jump in and immediately make this possible. Or, let alone, really any help at all, to be honest. But, I figured I would ask anyways because this little guy needs help and I really want to help him. So, if anyone could or would be willing to donate so I can get him and some basic things he needs, I would greatly appreciate it.
The sub-total I have come up with is $565 ($610 with tax). The reason I cannot pay this, aside from maybe $5 right now, is because I am moving into an apartment with my girlfriend and searching for a job. All the money I have is going to the apartment - security deposits, first/last month rent. Both apartments we applied for are pet friendly, so he would be allowed to remain with me after I move. I will be nowhere in the area until probably Christmas as of April 28th and something could happen to him by then. I want to prevent that.
If you can donate absolutely any amount, I and Bandit would be honored.
This is a list of the costs for things so you can see why it amounts to $610.
- $200 is for Bandit himself (I spoke with the manager and his price is at a 50% discount).
- $160 is for the cage.
- $20 is for the food.
In reality that is all he would immediately need (cage comes with two perches and food/water dishes - I’m sure I can ask to take his toys he currently has too). So, if I can get to $380 he will be safe and away from PetCo. The other $230 is for perches, toys, treats, a play gym, and a sleep cage.
- $45-125 for toys and perches.
- $30 for the play gym.
- $38 for the sleep cage.
Though I am not the best artist, I sketch a lot (mostly manga and animals) and dabble in painting (watercolors mostly). If you are willing to donate I would be happy to give you a commission of your choice (I can post some of my work if people are interested). I also love to write and if you’d like a fanfic (rating and topic of your choice) I would be willing to write something in return as well (I am in the process of writing two books if you would like excerpts to see my writing style).
Also, I am sketching a few Bandit sketches (may paint one or two) to make prints to send to anyone who is able to donate.
I am pretty much set to move into either apartment - the only thing left is to choose which one and, well, move. I will be driving to whichever apartment with moving truck in tow on April 28th. I would need this money by then to get him out and moved safely with us. I will be completely moved in on May 1st. I will not be returning until Christmas… If I will be. This is my last chance to get this little guy out.
If you are willing to donate, I have a paypal account you can send any amount to. You can choose “I am sending money to family or friends” and type in my e-mail (email@example.com) so that you do not have to pay a fee when sending me anything.
There is also a paypal donate button and a GoFundMe button on my blog.
If you have any questions or you feel there is something I may need to add please, please, please do not hesitate to message me. I am desperate to get this little guy out because I dread what could happen to him if he’s stuck there for much longer. Please, if you cannot donate, reblog so that people can see this and hopefully help.
If you read all of this, thank you so much. If I cannot raise the money I will implore with anyone in the area (Sumter, SC) to try and get him out. He’s too cute and sweet to ‘suddenly disappear’ like his sun conure brethren.
I currently have $150 added to the fund. That’s about 25% of the goal! I just need $450 more. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Whether it’s a donation or a reblog!
Please help out, if you can! This little guy deserves a loving home with lots of attention and toys.
Ugh this really goes against what I reblogged last night, about not adopting a pet if you can’t even afford the fee to actually bring them home in the first place but…would like to see this animal get a home…
Sunny is a trans girl from Suadi Arabia who is studying in Arizona on a student visa. When her parents found out she was transgender they canceled the scholarship she was using to pay for school and housing. Being unable to pay, she has already been kicked out of the dorm she was living in and is…THIS IS MY FRIEND! PLEASE HELP! EVEN IF YOU CAN’T DONATE PLEASE REBLOG THIS! THANK YOU <3
Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.
Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition
How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!
Um, yes. I will be doing this.
Yes. I support this movement
watch me be loud as hell
Oh i WILL be doing this.
I LOVE and support this idea so much.
Police brutality - The young man in this video has no shoes, no shirt, no belt, and his pants are unzipped. One of the cops has blue gloves on. This screams to me he was just searched. Doesn’t stop the cops from bashing his head into the wall when he can’t walk and leaving the young man with a permanent lump, chipped teeth, and brain injuries. He is dragged down the hall and sprayed with what looks like pepper spray. The cop with the gloves on looks down at the young man bleeding on the floor, and laughs, over and over again.
3 Cops “On Leave” in Seabrook, New Hampshire After Police Brutality Video Appears On Youtube
More information here: http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/3-cops-on-leave-in-seabrook-new-hampshire-after-police-brutality-video-appears-on-youtube/UPDATE - All cops have been identified. Adding their pictures here now
Police will end the world.
This makes me sick
Everyone look at those faces, I hope these “police” get recognized as terrible people wherever they go. I hope their wives leave them and their mothers shame them and I hope to god this a temporary leave!
Cute puppy video where you donate to charity just by watching it.
Helianthus annuus ~ Watercolour on paper
This was a birthday gift for a friend, quicker than my usual approach. Been a long time since I’ve done a watercolour! Been super busy at class, cramming new concepts into my brain. Doing this sunflower was pretty relaxing.
Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign.
Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.
Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.
oh my gosh i want that stamped tee
Libraries are awesome and deserve all the help they can get!