Hi Friends! This is my 7th year raising money for Rescuzilla, a volunteer-only rescue that I adopted Muggsy from. This year, I am walking and raising money in memory of my beloved Duke - the pittie I rescued with my roomie Lisa in 2008 when we lived in the city together and had no idea what to do with a dog but promised to give him the best life. We pulled him from the shelter a day before he was set to be euthanized because the shelter was running out of room. We spent 2 years spoiling him rotten and then shared him for 6 years, like people share custody of a child, that's how much we loved him. Duke loved swimming above all, day camp, pulling the stuffing out of toys, his crate and especially, me and Lisa. He passed of cancer earlier this year in March and his passing impacted me in such a profound way that I am even MORE bullish on getting dogs and cats out of shelters so they can bring joy to the people that love them... like Duke did for me & Lisa and like Muggsy does for me every day. There are 3 ways to get involved:
1. Donate! No amount is too small.
2. Share this email or post my fundraising page on your social media if you have animal lover friends and think they'd be willing to donate.
3. Join me in walking and fundraising!
All donations go directly to Rescuzilla's efforts to save dogs & cats from the street or shelters (like Muggs & Duke) or provide spay/neuter for low-income families. They are a volunteer-only rescue that does this amazing work in their spare time. For more information on Strut Your Mutt, see below but please give what you can, no amount is too small!
Strut Your Mutt isn’t your average dog walk. Hosted by Best Friends Animal Society, it’s a huge festival with dog friendly events that raises money for a cause — saving the lives of animals in shelters across America.
This charity walk is a lot of fun, but here’s really why I’m participating. Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters simply because they don't have safe places to call home. Each one could have been someone’s furry buddy, if given a chance. That’s why I’m joining thousands of fellow supporters in 14 festival cities and online to take part in this incredible fundraising event.
I need your help to reach my goal. Can I count on your donation for this sponsored walk? It’s tax-deductible for you, and the great thing is each participating animal welfare organization keeps all the money it raises (after transaction fees).
Together, we can Save Them All.