Thank you for visiting my Strut Your Mutt fundraising page.
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.
Those of you who know me well also know that I am Co-Founder of Friends of Jacksonville Animals. My passion is saving shelter animals. These animals end up in the shelter through no fault of their own. Thousands of animals are saved every year because of the work of dedicated volunteers who give of themselves to collect donations to pay for heartworm treatment. In 2008 the shelter stopped treating heartworms and began euthanizing any animal that came into the shelter heartworm positive. Heartworms is not a death sentence for an animal if the disease is treated. This is why FOJA was formed. We could not stand by and watch animals be euthanized when there was a way to save them. Since 2009 FOJA has saved over 2600 shelter animals by providing the shelter with immiticide to treat the disease. This is a very costly program costing $4000 to $6000 per month. FOJA has also expanded to providing funds for animals that need surgery, One surgery can cost thousands of dollars. So far we have always been able to say YES to whatever the animals need but we need your help to continue doing that. Thanks to your donations we have also been able to expand our mission to the other 3 animal shelters in Duval County...Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach.
I have been challenged to raise $1000 this year and I need your help to reach my goal. Can I count on your donation this year? 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 continue to save the animals who have no voice to help themselves. They count on FOJA to be their voice. Any amount you can give is appreciated. Thank you in advance for donating to our mission to SAVE THEM ALL.