Hi, guys! Me asking for money! But it's for a great cause: SAVING ANIMAL LIVES!!!
Do you realize how many animals are killed daily simply because no one wants them? I don't, personally, consider it euthanization, because that implies that it was for a medical reason, etc. These dogs and cats are put down daily, because no one wants to adopt them. "Oh, look....that one's cuter! Oh, look....that one's younger! Oh, look....a puppy! Oh, look....that one is purebred!"
These animals didn't ask to be born. Their existence is OUR fault. This is human error. Too many people don't spay and neuter, and then they let their unfixed animals roam loose outside. This is extremely irresponsible, in my opinion. So, then we get litters of kittens and puppies. Some aren't found til they are adults....and now they procreate....and their kids procreate, and so on, and so on. No one wants these cast-asides. They are strays. Dirty. Unsocial. Even if a dog or cat at the pound IS social....how many can one family take home? They pass this one....they pass this one....this one is sticking his paw through, begging to be loved...but he gets passed up, too. Guess what? When you pass up a particular one, and don't adopt it, it's likely to be put down. I tear up--right now, as I'm writing this--thinking about the dogs who are leashed up, walked down the hall, thinking their human friend is taking them for a walk in the sun...but they are put on a table instead, and killed. No one wanted them. So, the Rainbow Bridge took them.
If this breaks your heart, you're not alone. I can't think about this kind of thing, because it makes me SO sad. Rejected...then killed, due to human irresponsibility. They did nothing wrong.
I'm not exaggerating when I say I have tears running down my face while writing this. And, if you're an animal lover, you should have tears running down your face, too.
We can end this. This killing can be stopped. It MUST be. Best Friends truly believes we can save them all. We can. We HAVE to. We owe it to these innocents. We want to end all killings in shelters by 2025. A lofty goal, for sure, but let's make it happen. Let's save these lives. Thoses puppy dog eyes waiting for a loving home....that sweet kitty with the loud purrs when you pet him...let's save these guys.
The money raised here goes strictly to our Network Partners. These rescues are striving to end the killings with us. They don't like it, either. They are trying so hard to get their rescues adopted, so that they can rescue more. So that they can SAVE more furry lives. Each rescue and shelter only has so much space. For instance, here at the Sanctuary, our "limit" is about 600 cats. We currently have about 650 cats. We cannot keep taking more. So what happens to them? Who knows, but it may not be good.
Please donate whatever you can. I'm not kidding when I say even $1 will help. That would probably be all that *I* could afford to donate. I have over 500 friends on Facebook....there is no reason why I shouldn't be able to easily reach my goal of just $200, if every friend donated just $1. I'd love to surpass my goal. It's so important to me. If you love animals, it should be important to you, too.
If you don't want to donate to Strut Your Mutt, please donate to ANY animal charity, just make sure it's a legitimate one....one who is striving for NO KILL. Believe it or not, there are some not so great animal charities, so please do your research. Any money you can donate to any legit animal charity is a huge "you like me....you really like me" to me. I am ever so grateful--sincerely--to you for donating to ANY legit animal charity...but, of course, I'd love you to donate to this one.
Together, we CAN Save Them All. Not just "can," but MUST!!!
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!
I’m walking to save the lives of homeless pets!
This year, I’m participating in Strut Your Mutt, a fundraising walk hosted by Best Friends that saves the lives of homeless pets right here in my community and all across the country.
Please support me by making a donation to my page. Your gift helps homeless pets and will support the animal welfare group I’ve chosen to walk for.
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.