Dear Friends & Family,
Thank you for visiting my Strut Your Mutt page! It's that time of year again, and Elphie and I are fundraising for Rescuzilla, my favorite cause and my passion project. It just so happens that this year, we'll be walking down the aisle to tie the knot with our favorite guy on the day of the event, instead of along the Hudson River! But we'll still be walking in solidarity with other nationwide shelters and rescue organizations to raise support for animal welfare.
Today and every day, homeless animals in America's shelters are being euthanized -- but with your help, we can keep more pets with their owners, prevent unwanted litters through spaying and neutering, increasing adoptions, and giving each one the chance it deserves to be someone's beloved companion. This year, as the Co-President of Rescuzilla, two of my favorite success stories were named Franny Bean and Bartleby.
Franny Bean was near and dear to my heart even before I brought her home to foster. I met her at work, when I worked with her at the ASPCA's Behavioral Rehabilitation Center after she was rescued from a dogfighting case in North Carolina. Franny had a lot of new experiences to get used to, and she thought the world was kind of scary! But with a goofy streak and a heart of gold hidden under that fear, she zoomed through the Rehab program and soon came home with me until I could find her a new home. After just a couple months, she found an amazing home with her dad James, her mom Alex, and a teeny tiny Chihuahua brother named Ty. They love coming home to her big silly grin every day, and breaking stereotypes together every day as adoption ambassadors, too!
Bartleby was a sight for sore eyes when we first found out about him. He was on hold for a possible cruelty investigation at our local municipal shelter, so filthy and severely matted that they were unable to complete a basic medical exam on him. With no leads in the case, the hold was released, the mats were shaved off, and we inherited a quirky little character that was intent on making the most of his second chance! We brought him to the best veterinarians in NYC to make sure we could find an adopter who could address his medical needs, and it turned out that Bartleby was completely, 100% blind. He sure had us fooled! Bartleby soon became an all-time Rescuzilla favorite, stealing the hearts of everyone he came across. His new mom drove all the way down from Boston (twice!) to make him hers, and they now make regular visits to the School for the Blind together to spread the Bartleby joy to kids like him.
For Franny, Bartleby, and thousands of animals like them, the money Elphie and I are raising will go directly to save lives, fund adoption programs and spay/neuter services, and keep animals out of shelters. Please support us by donating to our page:
Click here to sponsor us: http://support.bestfriends.org/goto/kgood
or, click here to join the pack and help us fundraise!: tinyurl.com/TeamRZ
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer - donations are tax-deductible! Through your support, we can keep animals out of the shelter, and get so many more into safe, loving homes.
KG & Elphie