Hello and welcome!
OK, here's the deal: I really, really hate asking for money. Really. Really. Hate it. But here's why I make myself do it: Every day, more than 4,100 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters. That's 1.5 MILLION a year. It's not because they're mean, or sick or unadoptable. It's simply because shelters don't have enough room. That is tragic to me. These dogs and cats can't speak for themselves and that's where I come in.
One of the coolest things about Strut is that the money I raise goes directly to the organization of my choice -- Safe Hands Animal Rescue. All those adorable puppies I foster? Safe Hands works tirelessly to transport them to Minnesota from small, underfunded and overcrowded shelters in Kentucky. Once they're here, they not only get love and a safe place to land, they also get the medical care they need. They are treated no differently than if they were our own pets.
My newest foster, Aggie (pictured), is a great example of the work Safe Hands does. Like most puppies, she was not doing well at the shelter in Kentucky. She was underweight, weak and fighting a nasty case of sarcoptic mange. Safe Hands got wind of her plight and arranged to have her taken to an animal hospital in Kentucky. We paid for her care there and then arranged for her to come to Minnesota as soon as she was healthy enough to travel. She arrived on July 21, along with 28 other dogs who were likely to lose their lives if no one stepped forward. Now Aggie is at my house. With love, food and medicated baths, she will get healthy and happy. She will hang with me until her forever family comes along. UPDATE: I am pleased to share that Aggie was adopted on September 5. She has an amazing forever family and her new name is Nala.
I've been volunteering for Safe Hands for almost seven years. I know firsthand all the good they do and I am so honored to be a part of it. I need your help to reach my goal so they can keep doing what they're doing. Can I count on your donation? Yeah, it's tax-deductible and all that. But the warm and fuzzy feeling you get knowing you're helping to save lives? You can't put a dollar amount on that.
Thanks for reading.
Together, we can Save Them All.