Happy New Year! The first full moon of the year happens to fall on January 1 this year.
A portion of all sales from Cat Paw Gems gives back to animals, so on each full moon, I will be announcing which non-profit organization I chose for the month.
For this month, I chose a local NYC non-profit: Korean K9 Rescue, an all-volunteer group rescuing dogs from the meat trade industry. They state on their website:
"Many of our dogs come from the brutal dog meat trade and are also puppy mill survivors. These two billion dollar industries work hand in hand with each other. We bring them for adoption to the US because they have a very low chance of ever finding homes in their homeland because of the “stigma” associated with unwanted dogs."
I chose this group because I was inspired by a fellow vegan business owner, Sara of @sweetandsara. She very recently started fostering a sweet rescue dog, Gabriel, from Korean K9 Rescue and her Instagram posts are so touching and adorable! I learned about Korean K9 Rescue from her posts and wish them all the best this new year!
On a side note, this month's full moon is called Wolf Moon, which I only realized weeks after I chose Korean K9 Rescue. It's a sign! #synchronicity