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. I am specifically participating to raise money for Pug Nation of Los angeles. I am very involved in this rescue and know firsthand that the funds we raise go directly to supporting Pug Nation pugs.
Several months ago I started fostering a blind pug named Peety. The shelter had removed both eyes within ten days of eachother. I have other blind pugs and felt I could get him adjusted and ready for his new home. Once in my care he started regurgitating his food and several vets later was diagnosed with Mega Esophagus. Dogs with ME have enlarged esophagus and food doesn't make it into the stomach. Often times it can be aspirated resulting in an aspiration pnuemonia. Peety had it twice and had to be fed upright to make sure food got into his stomach. It took a couple of months and thousands of dollars to diagnose his ME. He was a fighter and at only two years of age had his whole life in front of him. He has had a rough start in life, but now lived in a loving home. Peety was gaining weight and making strides when I initially wrote this, however he took a turn for the worse and we had to let him go. It broke my heart, but I know he got to experience love and a loving home. Not all the pugs we take in are this severe, but they all do need food, shelter, and care. Your support makes this all possible. You can see Pug Nation and meet our pugs every Friday on our Live Facebook feed. Together we are making a difference one pug at a time!
To help with the costs associated with Peety and all our pugs, 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, in my case Pug Nation, keeps all the money it raises (after transaction fees).
Together, we can Save Them All.