YOUR GIFT WILL SAVE LIVES!
Thank you for visiting Animal Lifeline of Iowa's Strut Your Mutt Team page. We’re raising money to help the special needs dogs and cats we save like Murdock, born without eyes.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that Animal Lifeline is still here doing what we’ve done for 35 years; saving the lives of special needs dogs and cats while keeping everyone safe. We are working diligently to keep our small shelter staff employed so when life returns to normal we are ready to continue saving animals in need! Our staff and volunteers make the shelter what it is.
Sadly, we had to make the difficult decision to close our Thrift Shop for two months earlier this year, prioritizing the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, donors, customers, and the community. The sale proceeds from our Thrift Shop are vital in supporting our mission of saving, healing and finding forever homes for special needs animals and the loss had a significant impact on our organization and our budget. As a non-profit, we do not operate with a surplus – all money raised is used towards our mission. And we receive no government assistance, relying solely on private donations, grants, fundraising events and proceeds from our Thrift Shop.
It is now, more than ever, when every dollar counts. Many of our regular volunteers are practicing social distancing & have paused their time at the Shelter, leading to increased staff hours to ensure our animals receive the level of care they deserve.
Every day, nearly 2,200 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters simply because they don't have safe places to call home. That number should be zero. That’s why our team is participating in Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt event to raise money for animals. But we need your help, too.
You can help us continue to provide the care that our cats and dogs need by:
Joining our team! Your registration fee is tax-deductible and counts as a donation to ALI. The event is virtual this year, so don't worry about where you live; you can support ALI from anywhere!
Inviting your friends to join our team! After all, what's more fun than virtual strutting with your buddies?
Fundraising for our team! Once you register, maximize your impact by letting your friends know you are participating and asking for their support on social media!
Donating to our team or teammates! All donations - whether directly to the team or to one of our teammates' pages - support ALI’s work and is tax deductible.
Spreading the word! Share our team page with your friends and family on social media!
Together, we can save more lives and provide the necessary care to our special needs cats and dogs like Murdock!
Thank you for your support!