Clarissa Johal: July Animal Shelter Event

Friday, June 14, 2013

July Animal Shelter Event

For the month of July--my birthday month--I'll be donating 100% of my proceeds from the sale of BETWEEN to the Franklin County Animal Shelter and the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter
I'm a huge supporter of animal welfare and adoption and couldn't think of a better gift for myself than to give back to animal shelters.

Franklin County Animal Shelter is a high need shelter--staff and volunteers work very hard at trying to get all the animals adopted. 
We've adopted both our dogs from them and they've turned out to be wonderful family members!

This is Zeus. 
He was in the shelter as a puppy with six of his brothers and sisters. We were rotating through the puppies in the "get to know you" room, trying to pick which would best for our family. The shelter volunteer brought in his sister for us to take a look at, and Zeus, sensing his time to impress was up, parked himself in my daughter's lap and wouldn't move. 
Our decision was made.
and this is Jasmine.  
She was 2-years-old when we adopted her and had spent her life chained in someone's backyard. It took months for the fur to grow back around her neck and a week to house-train her. That was seven years ago and she's been the sweetest dog we've ever owned.  

Staff and volunteers at Rohnert Park Animal Shelter also work hard at finding forever homes for the animals. They are about 30 minutes away from Bodega Bay, CA. (The town in my paranormal novel BETWEEN, was fashioned after Bodega Bay)

I'm calling this event a Coast-to-Coast Shelter Hug!

If you're looking to add to your family, please consider taking a trip to your local animal shelter to adopt a dog, cat or other animal in need of a forever home.
And please spread the word about this event! 
I'll be posting photos and an update once the event is over, I receive my royalty check, and can send my donations into these two shelters. 
Remember: 100% of proceeds from the sale of BETWEEN during the month of July go to the Franklin County Animal Shelter and the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter.

How far would you go to redeem yourself?

As a young girl, Lucinda was able to see spirits, a gift that didn't come without its problems. Now, a dedicated young veterinarian, she is committed to the idea that every life can be saved.
After a devastating accident, Lucinda tries to escape her past by moving to a small town. There, she meets a newcomer and feels an immediate connection with him. But there is another mysterious stranger to the small town, one that stirs within her a mixture of unease and desire.
As Lucinda is drawn into a bitter tug-a-war from the forces around her, she is likewise pulled into a dangerous twist of past and present events. Forced to make difficult choices, she finds that the two men are locked in not only a battle for her life...but a battle for their salvation.

*Second place in the 2012 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll.
*Paranormal Reads gave BETWEEN 4 out of 5 Bats 

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Anonymous said...

This is so nice of you. Zeus and Jasmine are cuties.

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Thank you! I'll tell them ;)

Heather R. Holden said...

Aw, your dogs are absolutely adorable! I think it's so great how you plan to donate to the animal shelter. Those places are definitely very deserving of our money. (Our current dog is from a shelter, too.)

Sharon Ledwith said...

OMG what a wonderful thing to do, Clarissa! Love your furry 'babies' too - they've got a great life with you! Hope you have a stellar birthday, kiddo!

I. J. Sarfeh said...

Fantastic cause, Clarissa. We are regular donors to our Humane Society.

Rhea Rhodan said...

Great idea for a great book (fits with the protagonist so well too)!

Vonnie said...

Jasmine is the spitting image of our Brandy, also adopted at Age Two from a shelter. Sweet and silly.

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Thank you, Heather! Shelter dogs are the best :) Sharon, thank you! I'm looking forward to an awesome birthday. I.J, what a wonderful thing to do--kudos to you. Thanks, Rhea :) Lucinda would back me 100% I'd love to see a photo of Brandy, Vonnie!