Whoever said diamonds were a girl's best friend never had a dog...
I recently accepted the invitation to fundraise for the Fashion for Paws (F4P) 12th Annual Runway Show to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) being held May 5, 2018. I would appreciate your support and with your help, I am aiming to raise at least $4,000 by April 27, 2018.
Beans and I have known each other a long time, I like to say we grew up together as I got her when I was 22 and she was only four and a half weeks old. I KNOW, I can't believe she was apart from her mom that young either, but as with many rural Texas shelters it was at capacity and she was on death row. I walk in around 5:30pm on a Tuesday and somehow it was brought to my attention that the death row dogs were euthinized at 6pm on Tuesdays. GULP. I walk into the dog room and immediately notice this shy puppy who weighed only 5lbs in a cold and wet concrete cage. I ask if I can play with her, and we take her to a small warm room and she opened up and began playing. I melted. I ask the volunteers to tell me her story and they tell me she had been turned in with her mom and three brothers, Christmas puppies born too late, the brothers had been adopted, but her mom was in the cell across from her also on death row. I was heartbroken to know they were being kept seperate, and knew I had to get this puppy out of there. I would have taken the mom if I could but knew it would be a struggle for me to have two dogs and it was important to give one dog the best life I could. I told Momma Dog my plans for her little girl and took the little puppy home.
Once that death row puppy got to a warm home we bonded over our love of snacks, frisbees, and adventure. I decided to call her Lua...but often call her Beans.
In the decade that has followed we have snacked on so many delightful things (most of which I probably shouldn't have shared with her).We have played frisbee in the mountains, and on the beach. We have moved countless times to different parts of the country, and roadtripped 1,000 times on top of that. Now we're hoping Fashion 4 Paws can be our next adventure to help other dogs like Beans.
Your support will go a long way to helping the more than 60,000 animals the Humane Rescue Alliance provides care to annually through their broad range of programs and services.
In 2017, the Humane Rescue Alliance:
- Field Officers responded to more than 15,000 calls for help
- Medical team served more than 20,000 animals
- Built families through more than 4,750 adoptions
- Performed nearly 7,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries
- CatNiPP (Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program) sterilized 1,200 feral/community cats
- Reached 2,100 young people through the Humane Education program
Please help me make a difference in our community by supporting me in the Fashion for Paws Runway Show. Click on either of the bright pink buttons above to make a contribution toward my campaign. You can donate directly or purchase tickets/tables to the event. Every dollar counts! On behalf of all of the homeless animals in the care of HRA, thank you for your support!
To mail a donation (checks), send to:
Humane Rescue Alliance
Attn: Fashion for Paws
71 Oglethorpe St NW
Washington, DC 20011
Make all checks payable to HUMANE RESCUE ALLIANCE
** Checks MUST include my name in the memo line on your check **
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