I’m participating again in Strut Your Mutt, a fundraising walk hosted by Best Friends that saves the lives of homeless pets.
I'm raising money for Animals-R-Family, a small, local, all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue group that I've volunteered with for the past ten years. It's the group that saved my dog Hope.
Please support me by making a donation to my page. Your gift will go to pay the vet bills for the dogs we rescue.
The more we raise, the more dogs we can save.
This cause means so much to me and I am grateful for your help. Every day, more than 2,200 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters, simply because they don't have safe places to call home. Each one is a loving pet just like yours and mine.
Together, we can save them all and reduce that number to zero. Thank you for your kind support.
P.S. For more information about Animals-R-Family, you can follow Animals-R-Family on Facebook and Instagram to see the work we are doing. We are an all-volunteer organization. We work with kill shelters to pull dogs from the shelters, various volunteer pilot organizations who fly the dogs to us, and a network of people willing to foster the dogs until forever homes can be found. Getting animals ready for adoption includes paying for veterinary expenses including blood work, x-rays, dental work, vaccinations, surgeries, etc. as well as food, Frontline and Heartguard while the dogs are fostered, and leashes, collars and microchips. Many of the dogs we pull out of the shelters are older dogs and/or dogs with medical needs due to long years of neglect. In addition to paying for the veterinary exams to check out the health of the dogs we rescue, the money we raise also goes to pay for additional veterinary services to get dogs healthy so they are ready to be adopted. This includes paying for heartworm treatments for dogs who test positive for heartworm as well as surgeries needed to repair injuries they sustained in their old lives through animal cruelty as well as surgeries that should have been done by prior owners who may not have been able to afford to take care of their dogs. (Not being able to afford veterinary care is one of many reasons dogs are both abandoned or surrendered to shelters.) We work with vets who discount their services for our dogs.