Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How to Change the World in 30 Seconds | Animal Advocacy

If you've ever considered becoming an advocate for animals, you may realize that it can be hard to know where to start or what you should do. There are many people out there who successfully help animals in need via the internet day after day. I am still learning about how I can help animals in need using social media and my blog.

That's why I was so glad to have the opportunity to review a copy of How to Change the World in 30 Seconds: A Web Warrior's Guide to Animal Advocacy Online by C.A. Wulff. This book is a terrific guide that can help those wanting to help animals in need from their computer. It's geared towards dogs, but I think it can be valuable no matter what type of pet you're advocating. While I was already aware of some of the things the book talks about, I really did learn a lot from it and it gave me a lot of new ideas. 

How to Change the World in 30 Seconds

If you've ever shared a picture of a homeless pet, I'm sure you may have wondered if it even does any good? How can sharing a photo really change the world? Wulff explains this perfectly in How to Change the World in 30 Seconds. Helping find homes for pets definitely helps the pet, and maybe even the family that adopts them. But how does it help to actually change the world? Is this even possible? 

The answer is yes! After reading the book, I now truly realize just how much of an impact helping pets find homes can have. Of course, there are many other ways to help animals besides finding them homes. How to Change the World in 30 Seconds describes many different ways that people can stand up for animal rights. 

The book is categorized into chapters that contain very helpful advice on social media, petitions, letters to legislators, using online tools for fundraising, reporting animal abuse and so much more. There are even sample letters and flyers in the back of the book that you can use. 

If you're looking for ideas on how to help pets in need, this book can definitely help you get started. And even if you've already started helping animals online, there is still so much to learn. 

Here's a little bit about C.A. Wulff, taken from her website:
"Cayr Ariel Wulff is an author, artist and animal advocate. She has volunteered in animal rescue for more than 26 years. She is a Contributing Editor at AnimalsVote.org, where she reports on stories of animal welfare. She writes a column as the Cleveland Pets Examiner, and is the National Animal Books Examiner. She also maintains a personal blog about dogs: Up on the Woof, and uses her yelodoggie art to spread the joy of living with dogs. She is a native Ohioan and attributes her love of animals to having been raised by Wulffs."
You can follow Ariel on her blog - Up on the Woof, Twitter, and Facebook. If you'd like to purchase How to Change the World in 30 Seconds, it's available on Kindle and Amazon. Click here to purchase the book on Amazon.

I'm also excited to announce that C.A. Wulff is offering one of Pawsitively Pets' lucky readers a free copy of How to Change the World in 30 Seconds! This giveaway is open to our friends from all over the world! The giveaway is open now and ends on Thursday, August 1st. To enter the giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. You only need to chose one option to enter. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received a copy of How to Change the World in 30 Seconds for free from the author for an honest review. All the thoughts expressed here are my own. The winner of the giveaway will have 48 hours to respond after being contacted. Otherwise, a new winner will be contacted. 

38 comments:

  1. We always wonder what happens to the ones peeps share. Never seem to get an update which is a pity. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Well, sometimes they don't get adopted. I suppose there isn't always a success story right away. Not sure, I still have lots to learn!

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  2. Sounds like a very good book. Great review! Sharing.

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  3. Sounds great, we have hit the enter button but we never know if we do it right..LOL xxxx

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    1. Good luck Mollie - glad you get to enter today :)

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  4. What a great resource! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  5. That must be a magic book - I would like to change some things in 30 seconds :o)

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  6. great review, as you know we loved that book because Dakota reviewed it a few months ago so don't enter us, I am sure the winner will enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks Caren - I do remember your review :)

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  7. Anything that can help is surely a welcome addition!

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  8. Really great review! I love the idea of a book like this! I'm all about networking for the good of animals and would love to learn more about how to use social media to help even more.

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  9. This looks like an amazing book for any animal lovers!!
    I am in and thank you for making it worldwide :)

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    1. Awesome - good luck :) Don't thank me for making it worldwide, thank Miss Wulff. It was all up to her!

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  10. Sounds like a great book, going to enter the prize draw.

    Sheba.

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  11. I would love to read this but right now I just don't have the time,xx Rachel

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    1. I understand Rachel. I had gotten behind on my reading as well. Fortunately this book did not take very long at all. Was able to read it much faster than I had expected when I got down to it.

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  12. I already do some things by internet to advocate for animals, but I would love to know even more ways I could help. This book sounds great!

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    1. Same here Jan. There are a lot of things I still learned from this.

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  13. Thanks Ann.
    Terrific review...clear, informative and helpful.
    Robert
    Barking Planet Productions

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  14. It is great that these things help. This book sounds interesting. We are back online! Lee and Phod

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  15. Sweet! This looks like a very timely, valuable book!

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  16. Interesting book that I'd definitely like to read! Thanks for the opportunity Ann!

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    1. Sure Bren. It's a great book to refer to if you're really looking for ways that you can help.

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  17. Woohoo, any of us around the world can enter. Count me in! This sounds like a great read.

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  18. Thanks for sharing this book - it will be an interesting read and helpful to understand more ways we can help animals.

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  19. I found Faolan via a Facebook share. It was to a private group I am a member of, and initially I did not know he was 30 miles from me. I was immediately in love with his photo, though. The rest is history : )

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    1. I think I read that story! That's really awesome :)

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  20. LOVE the cover. We are going to enter your giveaway and hope it will help us for our Scoop That Poop campaign. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  21. Always looking for new advocacy ideas

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  22. Looks like a great book...you always have such cool giveaways!!!! One of the best blogs...ever!!!!

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    1. Aw thank you Trevor! That is so sweet of you :)

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