I just cut the first check for the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter for their share of the royalties of A Walk with Rose. It wasn't much but it's a start and fun to do. For those that don't know, I pledged 25 percent of the profits of the book to the Shelter. Since the royalties weren't huge this time, I gave them all of it.
Hope to do more of this in the future. Pretty much any of the dog stories that I write will operate this way.
And to the folks that got free copies for helping with the cover design and then donated to the shelter when they picked up their copy? Yeah, you ladies rock! Many, many thanks!