It’s Been a Great Year
We launched in March with three people– just three friends who wanted to make a huge difference for pets, and we knew we could make a bigger impact together than we could alone. We were surprised though how big that impact would be. Even with just a handful of members for less than a year, we collected $1,125 dollars to give to pet centered charities!
In the past, I’d often felt like my donation didn’t really matter and like $25 was too small to make a difference. Now I know that I’m part of something big and meaningful, and I’m looking forward to 2012 where lots more caring people join our mission and we give away lots and lots of money. We’d like 2012 to be the year where we write a $10,000 check to help pets!
In December, we will choose where we will send the last donation of 2011.
Our Nominees Are…
Denkai Animal Sanctuary
Denkai Animal Sanctuary provides a home to more than 200 horses, dogs, cats and other animals received from shelters, rescue groups and owners no longer able to care for their pets from around the United States. They have two facilities, one located near Greeley, CO and the other in Grover, Colorado surrounded by the beautiful and serene Pawnee National Grasslands. They are the leading no-kill shelter in their area.
They’re not content to just serve animals. Through area youth programs, Denkai Animal Sanctuary teaches young people about compassion for animals and along the way helping at-risk youth to stay in and avoid drug and alcohol abuse.
No Kill Advocacy Network
The No Kill Advocacy Network has developed a model for viable no kill animal shelters being used across the nation to drastically reduce the number of animals killed every year. Las Vegas, San Fransisco, Austin, and Chicago have all seen their euthanasia rates decrease from 90% (which means nearly ALL the animals were being killed) to less than 10%.
The No Kill Advocacy Network actively engages in legislative work across the nation to promote policies that require traditional high-kill animal shelters to cooperate with local no kill rescue organizations and promote and provide training to implement their model for a world where no animal is killed because it can’t find a home.
Members will vote on December 27th on these two worthwhile organizations. And you can help us choose! Find out how to be a part of it now. Seriously. Don’t wait. You won’t regret it.