This blog is dedicated to promoting and

fund driving for Team EFA members'

chosen animal charities.

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thinking Rhinos --Support the EFA July Charity by faeriegood

Made of thirsty 100% cotton terry cloth, this bright and cheerful bib has a cute Rhinosaurus machine embroidery that is sure to make your toddler smile. It has strong, ample ties to allow for growth, and no need to worry about velcro loosing it's grip with this one. Can be machine laundered and will hold up for many life times of use.It has been washed in eco friendly soap.

The material that forms the border and backing is a beautiful multicolored batik and the center embroidery depicts a lovely rhino scene and is framed in quarter inch satin ribbon to match the thread in the motif.They form a self fringe on the four corners for added interest and whimsy. The cover has a zipper closure and can be removed for gentle hand laundering and should be laid flat to dry and touched up with a cool iron for best results. The pillow form is 14" square and contains polyfil it was purchased new for this project.

I will donate 10% of the profit from the sale of these items to help Support the July Charity of the Month: Save the Rhino International Save The Rhino International works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. We recognise that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to the communities that share its habitat. By funding field projects and through education, our goal is to deliver material, long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos and other endangered species, ecosystems and to the people living in these areas.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Beach Kitty by LolaLynn

Beach Kitty is a print of my original acrylic ACEO painting. Printed on card stock, each card is hand embellished with acrylic paint to give it that personal touch.

"Beach Kitty" was inspired by Rebekah's Japanese cat, Gumi. When Beka lived in Yokohama, Gumi miraculously turned up during "typhoon #17." He was beat up and cut and looked like a grey kitten. Some of her students helped her find a veternarian and then with the translation. What a surprise to find such beautiful deep auburn fur under all that dirt. He has a little knob on the end of his tail and looks like all of the other toms that inhabit Maita, a suburb of Yokohama. Gumi is fully Americanized now and hangs out with all of the other surfer cats at nearby Jones Beach.

10% of LolaLynn's sales (unless otherwise designated) go to EFA's charity of the month.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Turtles at the lake by tumbleweedstudios

This image was captured at a lake where there were about four turtles sunbathing, but my camera shied away two of them, so I ended up capturing the perfect couple, that was a great day! The image has a subtle digital enhance to it. Printed on a smooth fine art archival paper with (of course) archival inks.

I donate to the Irvine Animal Care Center, a local shelter where I have taken rescued cats in the past.

Monday, July 20, 2009

One Moment Captured forever by dragonhouseofyuen

This is an ACEO Original Collage. Priceless Moments - follow Priceless on his travels thru life as he gives wise snippets of advice, discovers important attributes and goes thru all the yearning and desires that we all do. "One friend or many - the sun will always be shining!"

This little collage has been compiled from my illustrations of rabbits wearing jumpers, paper scraps and ephemera and recycled brochures and magazines. It has all been stuck with glue stick and double sided adhesive tape. Most of the papers go over the edges. The backing card is in black. Priceless has many more aceo adventures coming soon.

Dragonhouseofyuen donates a percentage of some of her sales to help different rabbit rescues and animal charities

Friday, July 10, 2009

La Sonrisa Del Sol by LonesomeRoadStudio

One of my newest polymer clay pendant creations, stamped, hand-painted and embellished with markers, metallic pigments, glazes and gold-colored wire with an amber-colored glass bead.

10% of the purchase price of "La Sonrisa Del Sol" will be donated to the EFA Artists Helping Animals charity of the month.

My Great Sunflower Project sunflowers are planted and growing ( as well as the extra goodies for Plant A Row For The Hungry. In addition to donating to our two local animal shelters, I have plans in the works for some polymer clay pet tags in the future; I'm still working on ideas for that project with proceeds to be donated to local organizations as well as Team EFA charities.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Yellow Bird Collection - Set Of Three Pillows by TwoStrayCats

What could be more summery than brightly colored yellow birds singing their little hearts out as the sun comes up.

I am a fairly new member to the EFA team and absolutely loving being a part of such a wonderful group of like-minded people.

I have created select pieces that are in my shop section called EFA ~ Etsy For Animals where 100% of the profits go toward helping animals in need. I split the donations I make mainly between a cat charity here in Alberta Canada called The Happy Cat Sanctuary as well as the chosen EFA Charity Of The Month. I also donate 10% from all my other sales to animal charity.

Last month (which was my first month as part of the EFA team) I was lucky enough to be able to make a donation to both The Happy Cat Sanctuary as well as the June EFA Charity ~ for the rabbits and guinea pigs. Although in real life the kitties, bunnies and guineas would not get along, here in the world of EFA all animals are equal.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

ACEO Siamese Cat - Fun in the Sun by WindandHoney

This ACEO is a picture of our beloved Mufasa, aka Fasa, enjoying the morning sunshine on the patio. He had a wonderful personality and lived to be 11 years old. Six of those years we spent much time each and every day doing various medical treatments to keep him going in the midst of a chronic genetic health problem. Between traditional medicine, alternative medicine, and lots of love and his own strong will to live, he had a happy life during those years. He is now enjoying the sunshine in heaven and we miss him terribly.

I have been involved in animal rescue in one form or another for most of my adult life. My current involvement is through fund raising with my art and the occasional creature that hops across my path demanding my immediate attention for rescue.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Totally Unique Custom Personalized Pet Portrait by MimiLoveForever

This partcular listing is for a personalised portrait of your own furry (or feathery or scaley!) friend).

The main charity I support is my local Cat's Protection centre .

I give a percentage of any sales I make and also donate artworks and jewellery for fund raising events.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bunnies in the Wildflowers Etsy Shop Banner and 4 Avatars by WingsDove

This design of wild rabbits playing in the wild grasses and wild flowers came to mind when I read about the July theme of "Sun and Summer Animal Friends." To me, this seems like a good fit for July.

Most of my contributions over the years have been to the Humane Society of the U.S.. I think the HSUS is accomplishing much in bringing animal cruelty out into the open and working in Washington, D.C. to pass laws to protect animals in the wild.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


This little dog or cat collar is bright and fun for our Summer animal friends! Wearing this collar will make any animal friend super cool!

Most of our proceeds go to make collars for the animals rescued by the no-kill shelter Pets and People. This shelter found forever homes for 2500 animals last year! The animals are rescued from kill shelters on their execution day and can stay at the wonderful Pets and People shelter for the rest of their lives or until their new family comes to find them! Please visit at and if you happen to have any spare change....