Another great Mystery Shopper book, and a theme that's very close to my heart, pets! I have three cats, and love animals of all types, and it just breaks my heart to see how they can be mistreated. I wish I could save them all! While I can't realistically help them all physically, there are other things to do. Elaine Viets mentions many in the back of this book. Shelters and Humane Societies always need funding and volunteers to help care for the animals they take in.
I noticed today that on April 30th, the United States Postal Service is releasing a set of stamps that will help support shelter pets. Ellen Degeneres is the spokesperson for this food drive, when you buy stamps, Halo pet food will donate food to shelter animals, click on the stamp go to the site for details. I know I'll be getting some when they come out!
And now that you've made it through the rest of the post, it's time for my giveaway! I can't give you my copy of The Fashion Hound Murders as it is already promised to another, but I can give you a way to help out some shelter animals! In the past I gave away a couple of gift certificates to the Animal Rescue Site store, which I found thanks to my good friend Susan at Walking on Sunshine. I'd like to do that again. In order to enter my contest, please go to the Animal Rescue Site Store (click on the logo below) and comment on this post with a few things that you'd like to buy, because it's fun to shop with your friends! I will randomly choose a winner on April 17th, and award them with a $25 Animal Rescue Site Store Gift Certificate! I would ask that the winner please come back and report in on what you bought! I myself have some cute flip flops and a purple sweatshirt with the pawprint logo from the site. Good Luck!
For more information on Elaine Viets and her mystery novels, visit her website
For more information on the Humane Society, visit: The Humane Society of the United States