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.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bee Seeing you on EFA's main blog... this blog is now officially closed !

Team EFA
announces the closure of
this secondary blog
as well as its 
promotional programs. 

Please join us
at our primary EFA 
blog headquarters 
by clicking HERE.

We look forward 
to seeing you over there !

"So long and 
THANKS for all the Fish"
(Douglas Adams - Hitch Hikers Guide)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Congratulations to ShortCakeDesigns and NDMR !


ShortCakeDesigns and her charity NDMR
won October's 
Member Charity Promotions' 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Herbivore Word Pendant by ZOEandPIPER

This is an HERBIVORE Rectangular Word Pendant with Flower Design in Sterling Silver on 18in Chain. It is a piece created by ZOEandPIPER. Herbivore is a message with a conscience! The word herbivore sends a strong statement in support of the vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. A necklace with a compassionate expression of advocating a lifestyle with animals welfare in mind.


$10.00 from this sale will be donated to Farm Sanctuary.

We donate to Farm Sanctuary because we are moved and inspired by all the animals they have helped and rescued from terrible situations.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jack-o-Lantern Halloween Cat Collar with Bell by ShortcakeDesigns

Have a Happy Halloween with this adorable one of a kind jack-o-lantern cat collar by ShortcakeDesigns!

With an adjustable neck size of 7 to 11 inches this collar is sized to fit most adult cats. The collar is made a a durable safety buckle which is designed to breakaway if your cat becomes tangled or caught during its wanderings either through the house or outside in the neighborhood. As such it should not be used with a leash.

$9 .00

100% of the sale of this collar will be donated to the National Mill Dog Rescue.

The National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) makes it a priority to save puppy mill survivors, the parents of those adorable pet store puppies, from a life of neglect and abuse. They then provide ALL necessary medical and dental treatments, and then foster the dogs until they can find their forever home.
I support NMDR because of these good works by donations from my etsy store and by personally helping to spread awareness about the cruelty of puppy mills.

For more information and National Mill Dog Rescue or to learn more about puppy mills and pet stores go to: and visit their FAQ section

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Feather and Flower 8x10 Print by KneeDeepOriginals

A feather found in the path where I walk my dogs combines beautifully with this tangerine orange flower growing amongst my tomato plants at the end of the summer. Minimalist, yes... but it packs a punch in color and natural beauty. I enjoy photographing these types of things to share their beauty with you. Perfect for a bedroom, a kitchen, or a living space or entryway, this photograph by KneeDeepOriginals is sure to delight viewers.

Title: Simple Pleasures 1
Image size is 8 x 10, and it will be printed, upon purchase, on Epson Ultra Premium Luster photographic paper measuring 8.5 x 11. This paper produces vivid, lifelike images that rival those of traditional silver halide prints. Premium Luster Photo Paper delivers highly saturated prints... just beautiful! Please allow 48 hours after the purchase of the photograph for the ink to completely set before mailing.


100% of the sale of this photograph, minus fees and shipping charges, will be donated to Etsy for Animals Charity of the month

For October, this charity is National Mill Dog Rescue which works to rescue abused and unhappy dogs from puppy mills and gives them a chance at a much-deserved happy life with folks who love them as companions and good souls.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Black CatHeadband by jessicalynneart

A bit romantic and entirely enticing, this Black Cat Headband by jessicalynneart is a gorgeous accessory for all seasons. Inspired by my own cat, Salem, the headband is hand-knit from soft acrylic yarn in black and adorned with a hand-crocheted cat face with knit ears, white eyes, and a tiny pink nose.


10% of the profits from this item ($1.45) will be donated to the Pug Rescue of New England

The Pug Rescue of New England (PRoNE) is a charity near and dear to my heart, for without them I never would have met my little soul mate and muse. I adopted James Dean from PRoNE in 2008 and appreciate all that the rescue does to save abandoned, abused, and neglected pugs. This year alone their vet bills are already close to $30,000 and they have only made up about half of that amount in adoption fees. It is the least I can do to give what I can to help them find forever homes for the sweet puglets that come into their care.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pepper the Alpaca and Wool Rabbit by yarnmiracle

Pepper Bunny by yarnmiracle will add just the right amount of spice to anyone's life. *ah-choo* Just shy of twelve inches from head to toe, Pepper's pudgy self is knit from from un-dyed, hand-spun blend of alpaca and wool from Shadyside Farm Studio. The cream accents on his paws, nose and tail are hand-spun Shetland wool. His soft, squeezable eco wool filling provides the cuddly middle essential in a companion animal. This bunny's dark brown eyes and nose are embroidered with organic cotton yarn to avoid small parts.She is $86 and 12" from head to toe.


When this Companion finds a home, I will donate $10 to my local humane society, Baldwin Animal Rescue.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Little Deer in the Forest, an Original Painting by thebluewindmill

"Little Deer in the Forest" is a 4" X 5" original painting by thebluewindmill. It is rendered in acrylic, gouache, and ink. The border is edged with 100% polyester yarn in apple green and tied with egyptian blue cotton thread. Small nails tack it in place and it is signed, titled,and dated on back.



10% of the profits from this item go toward supporting the Charity of the Month, National Mill Dog Rescue

The National Mill Dog Rescue was established in honor of Lily, an Italian Greyhound. Prior to her rescue, she spent 7 years of her life as a commercial breeding dog and puppy mill mom in deplorable conditions that resulted in the deterioration of part of Lily's mouth and lower jaw, mammary tumors, and an intense fear of people. No animal should suffer as Lily did!  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Canopy Print by WoodsEdge

This is an 8x8 print entitled Canopy by WoodsEdge. All photographs are professionally printed on archival paper with a matte finish for prints that will last a lifetime. The watermark will not appear on your print.



I donate 10% of all sales to EFA’s Charity of the Month, in addition to volunteering for a rescue and writing about animal welfare/rights. 

This month, proceeds will go to the National Mill Dog Rescue.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Red Dog Silk Tapestry Box by brizel4TheAnimals

presents Red Dog, a unique handmade round canine Silk Tapestry Art Box, made of reclaimed upcycled silk sari threads, perfect for storing a memory keepsake or as a jewelry keeper !

Red Dog is an exquisite soft fiber arts container featuring a rich forest green silk sari yarn paired with an upcycled orange silk sari yarn that has red & green accents. It has a lid of its own which is embellished with a Czech glass art button of a dog face.

Red Dog is enamored with you. Really. That's why he just stares out in adoration because he's looking for his fur-ever home and he think you are the bees knees. I'm sure this has happened to you before, right ?

This dog-alicious Silk Tapestry Art Box measures approx: 2 3/4" in diameter x 2" high with an interior cavity of 1 3/4" in diameter x 1 3/4" high. Its raw silk weight is roughly 1.2 oz (34 g).

Red Dog will be gift wrapped in its own box and ships, without content, via USPS Priority class INSURED mail. Shipments within the USA will also have delivery confirmations.




10% of this and all SILK TAPESTRY BOX sales will be donated to Team EFA's CHARiTY OF THE MONTH.


Because of my involvement with the selection process of Team EFA's Charity of the Month and as the COTM Leader for our team, I choose to support these charities. I am proud of how hard our COTM team works. Veronica of Scrappy Rat insures that each nominated charity meets with EFA's standards and Rebecca of KneeDeepOriginals, our new COTM Treasury Leader, creates a brand new scintillating Treasury each week.

This month our COTM is National Mill Dog Rescue: Mill Dog Rescue is a fine organization, doing an incredible job rescuing abused and miserable canines from dog mills and providing them with a new opportunity to live out their life in peace and surrounded with love. It just doesn't get better than this ! Please check them out. Thank you.