There's a Scorpion in the Litter Box (& Other Rescue Tails)

Austin, TX
Organizer: Lauren Greenwood
There's a Scorpion in the Litter Box (& Other Rescue Tails) (
of $587 goal
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Raised by 13 donors

The Story

Our Organization, - named for our first rescue - is trying to raise money to publish our first animal shelter book, which can then be sold to raise sustaining money to continue our rescue and hospice work, continue to send supplies to shelters in need worldwide, and continue to connect people to their local animal shelter or rescue no matter where they live.  

Since we do NOT charge - never have, never will - animal shelters and rescues to be listed on our website's worldwide directory, nor to to share their needs on our social media feeds, we must find other ways to raise money. 

"There's a Scorpion in the Litter Box" is a compilation of my personal work in animal rescue and animal sheltering.  A mixture of fun adventures, and heartwarming tails, this book is a great read for anyone interested in companion animals regardless of age or whether or not they have a pet. There is a short excerpt here on this page from one of the chapters (see the gallery of pictures).

Our requested amount is based on the quote from CreateSpace which seems to be the cheapest route and enables us to sell and deliver the book to you securely via Amazon both in print and digital formats. The detailed quote is below.

All donated funds will go to publish through Amazon. 

Donation rewards:

  • $1 up to $24: Your name and your pet's name (if you wish) will be listed in the book acknowledgements of those who made it possible!
  • $25 up to $49: In addition to being listed in the book, you will receive a free copy of the e-book. 
  • $50 and over:  In addition to being listed in the book and a free e-book, you will receive a full color print book hand signed by me and shipped to you anywhere in the world (free shipping).  

PLEASE NOTE: when you donate, YouCaring, which survives on donations itself, has a drop down box where you can choose what level - if any - you want to add on to help support YouCaring. What we receive is your donation, less the 3% the credit card company charges.

You can read more about us on Thank You and Please Join Us in Uniting the World to Adopt, Love, Give at your local animal shelter. 

Cheers, Lauren Greenwood, Founder and Proud Crazy Pet Lady

CreateSpace Quote:

  • $99 -  ISBN Number which allows us to publish and distribute through more channels and not be limited to only one
  • WE COULD NOT RAISE ENOUGH FOR THIS SO IT IS BEING COPY EDITED BY A STUDENT $400 -  Copy Editing for 25,000 words ($160 for first 10,000 words then $.016/word) 
  • $79 to $139  -  Kindle Conversion (depends on how "complex" they consider our book
  • $149 to$349 -  Professional formatting services to ensure book meets submission requirements; otherwise it cannot be published and/or may contain significant formatting issues when trying to print or digitize.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 22, 2018


Posted on April 22, 2018

LAST CALL for addresses from donors to send you a signed copy of the book as a reward for your donation, as I Need to close out this fundraiser now that it's published.

[email protected]  

Thank you to those who responded and Dr. Mullen my Veterinarian obviously I know your address!

Thank you again for making this possible. I hope the book sweeps more than my immediate circle of family and friends so I can keep this organization going!

Lauren Greenwood

Posted on April 19, 2018


Posted on April 19, 2018

Mr.Frisky is happy to announce the final proof of the #book is DONE! We're about to send it to print & #Kindle #publish! Sales, once it's available on Amazon will help us continue to help shelters globally (we do NOT charge them for assistance/listing) 

Posted on April 17, 2018


Posted on April 17, 2018

#Book update: As you know we were waiting for the "all clear" from #Amazon #publishing after final submission last night. Just got the email it meets their technical reqts for printing! 

Final proofing will now occur. 

The book  will be available via print and #Kindle once done. Sales of the book will allow us to continue our work of finding #animal #shelters #rescues #worldwide to list on our site & send $$/supplies to; we do NOT charge them to be listed/share their needs 

#adopt #love #give

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