This year, Layla has opted to raise money for animals in need rather than recieve gifts for her birthday from loved ones. She was struggling to think of anything she needed/wanted for her birthday and taking care of animals or just being around them is a passion for her. Her grandmother this year asked that instead of christmas presents we donate to a charity of our choice instead and so we looked for a local animal rescue shelter and decided to start a fundraiser of our own!
We are also planning of fosteringa batch of kittens and possibly volunteering some time at the shelter itself as part of her present. If you'd like to know more it's all on their website. We'd love some company!
<p>Since it was founded in 1984, Best Friends Animal Society has helped reduce the number of dogs and cats killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 800,000. That's incredible progress, but it means nearly 2,200 dogs and cats are still being killed in America's shelters every day, simply because they don't have safe places to call home. That number should be zero. And if we work together, it can be.</p>
<p>That's why I created this fundraiser.</p>
<p>When you donate to my fundraiser, you'll be helping around 1,600 dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, horses, and other barnyard animals who on any given day reside at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Plus, you'll be helping to save the lives of homeless pets all across the country through lifesaving adoption and spay/neuter programs, no-kill initiatives, and more.</p>
<p>Thank you for donating to help save animals' lives. Together, we will Save Them All.</p>