Kirschner’s Korner Donating 100% of Proceeds to All Species Kinship

Thanks entirely to your generosity, we’ve raised more than $10,000 for non-profit animal rescue organizations through our fundraisers. Your donations translate into much needed medical care, food, safe transport, supplies, and critical housing for injured and abused animals.

Kirschner’s Korner is proud to support All Species Kinship this week, a vegan owned and operated non-profit domestic and wildlife rescue in Michigan. Please visit our online store and consider making a purchase to support their life-saving work. Thank you.

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Our final fundraiser of the year will benefit a dog rescue and include $500 in free merch and 100% of our proceeds from sales on Kirschner’s Korner for the week. The dog rescue that earns the most votes on our Facebook page wins! Voting has begun and ends Sunday. Good luck!

Kirschners Korner dog rescue contest

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Kirschner’s Korner Donating 100% of Proceeds to Hen Harbor


This is how billions of chickens live before they arrive at Hen Harbor, a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and safely houses abandoned and abused hens, roosters, gamefowl, ducks, and geese. Kirschner’s Korner is donating 100% of its proceeds to Hen Harbor this week. We’ve already raised hundreds of dollars to support their life-saving work. With your help, we will continue to raise much-needed funds to pay for surgeries, food, transportation, and other critical services.

Violet and Savannah

Violet and Savannah

Hen Harbor rescued Violet and Savannah from the horrors of a factory egg farm. They were two of the lucky ones but like so many of their sisters, the burden of excessive egg-laying destroyed their reproductive tracts. Violet needed and received emergency surgery to remove the large masses of infected egg material floating in her abdomen. Savannah had ongoing egg-laying problems and received an implant to stop her from laying (and ending up in Violet’s position). For the hundreds of animals they save and the help they so desperately rely on from the public, please consider supporting our fundraiser.

Please also join the new Kirschner’s Korner Facebook page (place your cursor over “Liked” and select “Receive Notifications” after “liking” the page). I’m donating $500 in merchandise including Animal Rescue Bars, animal advocacy t-shirts, and our most popular necklaces this week to a non-profit animal rescue/advocacy organization that earns the most votes as we launch the new page. We will also spend the week raising money to support the winning organization’s rescue and advocacy efforts.

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Kirschner’s Korner Donating 100% of Proceeds to Compassion Over Killing


Our heroic friends at Compassion Over Killing work tirelessly to improve the lives of animals through their courageous undercover cruelty investigations, grassroots campaigns, and festivals. These brave and selfless advocates rely heavily on volunteers and the public’s financial support. Let’s show the Compassion Over Killing team how much we appreciate them this week.

From now through Sunday, November 23, we’re donating 100% of the proceeds from every purchase on Kirschner’s Korner to Compassion Over Killing. Please visit our online store and check out our t-shirts, necklaces, food, literature, and much more. Everything is on sale for the holidays, we offer free shipping on all orders over $50, and every order comes with a free gift. Thank you.



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Kirschner’s Korner Donating 100% of Proceeds to South Florida Wildlife Center


November 9, 2014

Kirschner’s Korner is having our biggest sale ever for the holidays and we’re donating 100% of our proceeds from today through Saturday, November 15 to South Florida Wildlife Center, a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates more than 12,000 injured, sick and abused animals every year including pelicans, rabbits, turtles, foxes, and hundreds of other species.

Check out our new t-shirts, sympathy cards, animal advocacy stickers, necklaces, animal advocacy flash cards, and other products by visiting Kirschner’s Korner and help us make a difference in the lives of rescued animals.

You will receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50, all orders ship next day via USPS, and you will receive a FREE GIFT with every order. U.S. and international delivery available.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our fundraiser for The Pig Preserve. Thanks entirely to your support, we raised hundreds of dollars to support the life-saving work of their all-volunteer team. Now let’s rally again for our compassionate friends at SFWC.


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Kirschner’s Korner Donating 100% of Proceeds to The Pig Preserve


November 1, 2014

Dear Friends,

Kirschner’s Korner is having our biggest sale ever for the holidays and we’re donating 100% of our proceeds to The Pig Preserve from Saturday, November 1 through Saturday, November 8. We will send a check to The Pig Preserve for the full amount of proceeds on Monday, November 10.

Check out our new t-shirts, necklaces, mirrors, animal advocacy flash cards, and other products by visiting Kirschner’s Korner to start shopping today and help us make a difference in the lives of rescued pigs.

You will receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50. All products ship next day via USPS priority mail and include a FREE GIFT with every order.

Let’s do this for Daphne and all the other rescued pigs that need our support at The Pig Preserve. Thank you.

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Why Some People Should Never Be Allowed to Adopt a Shelter Dog

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When we adopt a shelter dog, we make a lifelong commitment. The dog we adopt may have been hit by a car, neglected and left starving in a backyard, raced, kicked and beaten and now fearing human contact, or surrendered by the only family and home he or she has ever known. These are not reasons to not adopt shelter dogs; these are the reasons we should adopt shelter dogs instead of supporting pet stores with dogs from cruel puppy mills or profit-driven breeders who unnecessarily contribute to overpopulation problems.

Erin Auerbach’s harmful Washington Post article “Why I’d never adopt a shelter dog again” (intentionally not hyperlinked to prevent an increase in your blood pressure) fails to recognize several key points:

1) If a shelter dog has a challenging medical problem, we can’t extrapolate that experience to all shelter dogs. Most shelter dogs are healthy.

2) Any dog we adopt, even from a breeder or pet store, comes with health risks.

3) If we enjoy the company of a healthy dog for 10 years, as Auerbach did, and then the dog becomes ill, that is part and parcel of caring for a companion animal, not cause for complaint. When we sign the paper at the dog shelter, we must be ready to sign the bill at the vet’s office. My dog swallowed a lamp cord when he was six-months-old and almost died. Anything can happen.

4) Purchasing a dog from a breeder is not a “good deed” as Auerbach insists. With millions of dogs waiting for homes in shelters, we don’t need breeders creating more dogs. When we buy a dog from a breeder, we are not “re-homing” the dog, a term she uses to fend off critics. We’re perpetuating a problem that supports the unnecessary breeding of dogs while lonely and scared shelter dogs die. Breeders and pet stores may also be less responsible about spaying and neutering.

5) Many dog shelters conduct thorough interviews and background checks to ensure the suitability of prospective parents whereas many breeders and pet stores are profit-driven above all else. Adopting dogs is about more than satisfying people; it’s foremost about the best interest of the animals.

Auerbach fails to mention that most shelter dogs, including puppies, live happy and healthy lives in their new forever home. While I applaud her for previously rescuing dogs and providing them medical care before she started raising her pom poms for breeders and condemning shelters, and while I empathize with the medical challenges she experienced, she makes reckless generalizations, fails to comprehend the global problem of dogs in shelters, and doesn’t weigh the impact of her suggestions on the millions of adoptable shelter dogs waiting desperately for homes. Many of these dogs also came from breeders and puppy mills because they couldn’t find homes or people surrendered or abandoned them.

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I’ve been volunteering at dog shelters in Florida, walking dogs, hosting fundraisers, providing orientations for volunteers, and matching prospective parents with dogs, for more than 20 years. Dog shelters are places that give hope to the downtrodden and brighten the lives of families beyond measure. I have never met more happy people than I have speaking with the grateful masses who return to volunteer after adopting a shelter dog or adopt another dog to join their family.

This is Rusty, an abandoned shelter dog with a clean bill of health. I visited him today at my local animal shelter to take him for a walk and provide him comfort until he finds a home. Rusty was thrown over the shelter’s fence in the middle of the night by his owners. When I entered his cage, he was crying, pushing his nose into my chest, and licking my face. 



As I left the shelter today, this thoughtful couple adopted this sweet and healthy puppy named Sammy. They were beaming with pride as they explained how rewarding it feels to save a life.

These are the faces of abandoned, abused, stray, and surrendered dogs. I hope they dispel Auerbach’s inaccurate statements about shelter dogs being sick and inappropriate for adoption.

Auerbach states that shelter dogs are a “crapshoot.” For compassionate people who love animals unconditionally, there’s nothing risky about shelter dogs and our desire to care for them never wavers. To the contrary, it grows stronger as they grow older and our bond becomes unbreakable. With millions of dogs waiting desperately in shelters for homes, it’s the height of irresponsibility to promote breeders simply because she doesn’t want to care for a dog if he or she becomes ill. Her article serves as a valuable reminder to everyone who runs a dog shelter to screen applicants carefully. Not everyone deserves a shelter dog.

Andrew Kirschner, Ed.D., is the founder and CEO of Animal Rescue Bar, a delicious plant-based snack for health-conscious people that donates 50% of its proceeds to non-profit animal rescue and advocacy organizations. Dr. Kirschner also serves on the Advisory Board for 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You. To subscribe to this blog and receive new articles via e-mail, enter your e-mail address in the “Follow Blog by E-Mail” link at the top right of the page.

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Vote for Animal Rescue Bar — Nominee for Energy Bar of the Year

August 7, 2014

Dear Friends,

The results of the Annual VegNews Veggie Awards become a year-long resource for thousands of people in search of the best animal-friendly products. For the 2014 awards, Animal Rescue Bar is honored to be among the nominees. A victory in the bar category will provide our company wonderful publicity and help us support our beneficiaries. With your help, we can make it happen!

Please complete this survey and vote for Animal Rescue Bar on question #15 in the “Favorite Energy Bar” category. The survey also provides a great opportunity to vote for other extraordinary companies and organizations working tirelessly to make the world a better place. If you don’t want to complete the entire survey, you can skip to #15 and vote for us. Thank you for your support.

Andrew Kirschner, Ed.D. || Founder & CEO
Animal Rescue Bar
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