Wayne has always loved animals and had been trying to talk me into getting a dog (or a monkey) for years. Now, I have to admit, that I didn’t grow up with an animal at home, and didn’t really understand the connection that human beings could have with a pet.
After my Dad passed away in 2012, Wayne thought it would be the perfect time for us to get a new four legged friend. I finally agreed (and I wasn’t going to let him get a monkey) and so, just before Christmas, we adopted a 5 year old Jug (Jack Russel/Pug mix) rescue dog from a foster family.(Many of you have already met Boink or have seen her modeling glamjulz on all of our social media pages.)
She came into our lives and changed us both (Wayne always reminds me that she was the one who found us.)
Ever since we welcomed Boink into our family, we found a love and a bond that I cannot even begin to describe, and soon developed a desire to save all the neglected and homeless animals. We wanted to give back in some way that would help other animals find forever homes and loving families… but how?
In early January we discovered three girls who are doing just that, in Hamilton, Ontario.
Lisa Winn, Melissa McClelland and Janine Stoll are the founders of the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, and are saving the lives of all of our furry little friends. They are a unified voice for abandoned, abused and neglected animals in the Halton community.
Together, through a system of volunteers, foster homes, educators, animal lovers and exceptionally generous people, they aim to eliminate the unnecessary suffering of domestic animals in local high-kill shelters. Ladybird rescues cats, dogs, small animals, the occasional farm animals, and they never shy away from rescuing senior animals, those with costly medical issues and the so-called ‘hard to adopt’. Through their success stories, they know that every life is worth saving and that a loving home is just around the corner for these deserving creatures.
We want to support these women as they continue to save and care for animals in our community, and are excited to see the money we raise go towards food, shelter, surgeries, medication, blankets, beds and whatever else these animals may need to give them the best quality of life.
glamjulz are thrilled to be working with these dynamic, forward thinking women, and have designed a beautiful handmade bracelet with a crystal heart and a pewter paw to help them raise money so that they can continue to help those that cannot help themselves.
the 2017 Limited Edition
“Love & Loyalty” Bracelet
designed for the
designed for the
Ladybird Animal Sanctuary.
Each Bracelet is $45 with the proceeds donated directly to the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, and with your help, we will again be able to make a huge difference in the lives of others. (the money will help our smaller, furrier friends who will then go on to change the lives of a family, just like Boink, our lovable, crazy, little Jug did for us!)
We thank you for your continued “love & loyalty” and support.
Monica, Wayne & Boink