Giving Back

JSPCA

I love working on The Pet Wiki. It’s really amazing how much incredible and useful information keeps being added. It’s a lot of fun watching the traffic grow and more users register with the site. It’s far from done, not that a website can ever truly be done, but there are some very major features that still need to be added.

In the course of my work, I’ve met up with some great organizations for helping animals. Although The Pet Wiki has a lot of information about different things that you can do help, it’s not really on the front line of really working with animals.

I recently adopted a dachshund/whippet dog from the JSPCA. Pretzel has been a great addition to our family. He’s the absolute perfect dog for a 3 cat house. He’s just so much fun! While talking to the volunteers at the JSPCA, I realized¬† that there is so much that I can do to help them.

I’m not physically close to the adoption center, so donating my time there would just not work out for me. I have been known to develop a website or two, so I’ll be spending some of my time getting a new site for them up an running. I find it very exciting.

I really think that it’s important to be involved with a specific cause, as opposed to the general animal welfare that I’ve been working on until now. I feel like I’ve really moved from the sidelines to the front line. I will be helping get pets in Jerusalem adopted.

This is something that is a bit new to me. I’ll be working on a platform that I’ve never tried before. I’m leaning towards Drupal to manage all their content. I’ve interviewed people to find out what features they need to make the site successful. It’s really cool. I feel like I’m on a new journey. I’ll make sure to let you know how it goes.