Tuesday, July 24, 2012

woofs & meows...a plea not a flea

If you've read my "about me" section you know that i LOVE animals! My heart goes out to those poor dogs & cats, particularly those who are abandoned or mistreated and it's not even their fault! Can you imagine the confusion these babies must feel when they are dumped off in the desert to fend for themselves or are abused by their so called "loving" owners! uh makes me sick!

perla is livin the life "adopted" by my grandparents. (she was initially found by my  aunt, perla seemed to have been abandoned near the desert.)

One organization that helps save these animals from being put on the "kill list" who are currently at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Arizona, is RESCUE, which "is a registered non-profit volunteer driven animal rescue organization located in Maricopa County." I also did NOT know that "Maricopa County has one of the highest euthanasia rates per capital in the country." OMG! the county that I LIVE in has one of the highest euthanasia rates in the country!! OHHHHHH NOOO!!  

Well, one major time of fundraising is happening NOW through the Bowl-a-Rama for Animal Rescue!

My mom and I are signed up to receive their newsletter and here's a portion of the urgent message that was sent out last week from Jennifer Berry, President of RESCUE:

"As you can see we are about $20,000 short from our goal.  This is very disheartening as these funds are VITAL to our daily operations.  We just cannot save and care for the dogs and cats we rescue from the kill list without these funds.  We absolutely run on a shoestring budget but quite honestly $20,000 less in donations would cause us dire consequences."

and then today, I received news that their fundraising goal is almost met, but they still need help. This is where YOU, my AWESOME readers might come in and help them meet their goal to keep these sweet, warm animals from being put on that kill list for 4-5 months.

"Next Saturday marks the end to our largest fundraiser and with your help we can reach our goal, enabling us to continue to save and care for the dogs and cats we save from the kill list for about 4-5 months! If you have not made your donation yet, there is still time.  Every dollar adds up, no donation is too small and is greatly appreciated."--Jennifer Berry.

EVERY DOLLAR REALLY DOES ADD UP! please click here and then click on "make a pledge" and go ahead and select Jennifer Berry as your bowler choice. whatever you can afford to spare, even if it's just ONE DOLLAR, know that you ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! I just made a small donation.

If every one of my readers made a one dollar donation, that would equate to about $100 just right there!!! amazing..we all can do something and be a part of something so much bigger than us. we can help save lives!

If you'd like to learn more about Jennifer's personal connection, experience with RESCUE and these PRECIOUS animals pictures, here's her profile donation page.

and just so you know, Jennifer states that, " 100% of your donation goes toward supporting their lives and finding them permanent loving homes." SO you know exactly where your hard earned money is going.

Please forward this message/post or RESCUE donation link to any of your fellow furry friend lovers and give these babies a chance at life, to be placed into a truly loving, safe home.

To keep up to date or learn more about RESCUE you can find them on the web here or check out their facebook page!

Thank YOU from my heart for taking the time to read this and spread the awareness! Let's keep  those furballs waggin' their tales with happiness.

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