As regular readers know all my dogs and cats are rescued and adopted from shelters or rescue groups. And yes, my purebred Boston Terriers are from the Seattle Humane Society. I believe every animal should be adopted and not purchased from breeders.
One great rescue group is A Place To Bark And Meow. A Place to Bark and Meow is run by the amazing Bernie Berlin. Last year alone Bernie rescued and found homes for over 500 homeless animals. Bernie goes to the pound and takes home dogs who are scheduled to be put down the next day. She then fosters, retrains, transports & adopts all the animals.
A Place To Bark is a 501c3 non-profit rescue funded entirely by donations and Bernie's own personal money. She keeps the animals in kennels on her Tennessee property. but is in desperate need of a shelter building. The good news is that A Place To Bark has a chance to win one of four $50,000 Network For Good grants being awarded during America's Giving Challenge.
Here's How You Can Help Make the Dream Come True:
Six Degrees has partnered with the Case Foundation to create America's Giving Challenge, sponsored by Parade. The
four charities to receive the highest number of donations through their
Six Degrees badge will receive $50,000 for their cause.
Right now A Place To Bark is in second place! The challenge ends January 31st.
How To Donate:
The minimum donation is $10. All donations are tax deductible and must be made through A Place To Bark's Six Degrees badge (found below or on the A Place To Bark blog) in order to be counted toward the challenge.
You can make your donation via credit card or paypal. International
donations can be made via paypal. Anonymous donations are welcome. In order to win the grant, A Place To Bark needs to have the highest number of donors, not the highest amount of money donated.
(Note: there is a 4.75% service charge added by the Network For Good to
your donation, so you can choose to either 1) donate the full $10 to A
Place To Bark and pay a total of $10.47 or 2) pay a total of $10
including your service fee which means that $9.54 will be given to A
Place To Bark.)
Plus all donations up to $25,000 made to A Place to Bark's Six Degrees Badge will be matched by the Zoline Foundation.
Everyone who donates through A Place To Bark's Six Degrees badge during
January will automatically be entered in a drawing for all sorts of
wonderful prizes, including signed copies of books and artwork created by Bernie and other talented artists. I will be donating a Noisy Dog Studio print to the cause!
You can make a donation through the badge below (click on the 'share' tab if you'd like to place the badge on your own blog or website) I invite you to visit Bernie's blog so you can read more about her exhaustive efforts and meet some of the animals that she has rescued. I love seeing all the beautiful creatures she has saved ! I want them all.