Hello to all of my favorite people,
As most of you know, I have been a huge animal rescue advocate since I adopted sweet Petey - EIGHT years ago. How time flies! In those eight years I have fostered close to 200 dogs and puppies, Matt and I have four of our own dogs, and in March of this year I finally realized a lifelong dream and started my own non-profit animal rescue organization called Petey and Furends.
P+F is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit no-kill animal rescue organization that is dedicated to reducing instances of neglect, abuse, and homelessness in companion animals. To do this, we use research- and evidence-based practices to facilitate a matchmaking experience that will increase the rate of successful adoptions. Most of our furends come from high-kill shelters in West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico. Our mission is to work with shelters in low-income and rural areas where hundreds of highly adoptable dogs are euthanized each month due to overpopulation problems, lack of spay/neuter education and inadequate funding.
In October, I will be participating in Strut Your Mutt – this is an annual fundraiser that raises money for a cause – saving the lives of animals in shelters across America. I have registered Petey and Furends for this fundraiser, which means that every dollar we raise goes towards our life-saving mission.
Your support enables us to transport animals from a high-kill rural shelter to the D.C. area in search of their furever home.
Your support enables our furends to receive routine vaccinations and monthly preventatives.
Your support enables a heartworm positive dog to receive life-saving treatment.
Your support enables us to spay and neuter our animals. (Did you know that in just six years, one un-spayed female dog and her offspring can create 67,000 dogs?)
And most importantly, your support enables us to continue working towards a world where no animal experiences neglect or abuse; your support enables us to save those who would otherwise die.
Every day, more than 9,000 healthy and adoptable dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters. But every day, there’s something all of us can do to help save those animals. I’d love for you to support my cause in any way possible – every dollar counts. Please consider supporting my efforts by checking out my fundraising page here. It’s tax-deductible for you, and the great thing is that Petey and Furends keeps all of the money that we raise.
I hope that you are all well - I know that this has been a challenging time for many of us - and even if you can't donate, know that just sharing this is so helpful to us. I also hope to hear updates from you all!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.