Making tails wag – one bead at a time!
Sharla along with her mom, Sheri, are the artisans behind BeadedTail. They use their love of creating quality beaded jewelry to benefit their love for animals. Each of their one-of-a-kind designs contains an animal theme – from paw toggles to cat face beads or animal awareness ribbon charms or butterflies. A portion of ALL sales proceeds benefit animal awareness causes.
Sharla supports various local and national animal charities, including organizations that work with feral cats and practice Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) policies. According to Sharla, feral cats taken to traditional animal shelters are usually euthanized because they are not socialized and are considered unadoptable. Feral cats that are TNR’d can live their lives outside as they are accustomed to without continuing the cycle of more kittens being born. She also support organizations that help senior pets find forever homes since it is often harder for them to be adopted out of shelters than kittens and puppies. In 2009, BeadedTail donated a total of $686.50 to organizations such as Beaufort Community Cat Project, SaveHaven Humane Society and Alley Cat Allies.
Sharla has had pets literally all her life. Currently, she and her husband have a Husky named Sadie that was rescued from a puppy mill by the Humane Society. They also have two cats, Isabella and Angel,that they also adopted from the Humane Society. Sheri has an American Eskimo named Samy that she adopted after someone got him as a puppy and was unable to take care of him. Their animals are a huge part of their lives and now live like royalty!
Sharla and Sheri are keenly aware that there is a great need for animal awareness education to prevent overpopulation, abused and homeless animals and are most grateful to be able to sell their jewelry on Etsy to benefit animals.
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