Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fundraiser Update and Reminders...

Hi Dawgs!

Dogmom finally 'membered that she didn't tally up Opie's barkday visitors and comments for his part of the Dogs' Aye View fundraiser.

Anypaws, before she tells you the results, let me bark that I knew that I was your favorite of the Dogs' Aye View pups. I made almost twice as much money as Opie did!

On Opie's barkday we had 64 visitors ($6.40) and 37 comments ($9.25). That's only $15.65 for the animals! (Aaaarrrrooooohhh! I raised $43.85 on my pupped-day!)

Dogmom felt bad for him, so she actually did count all the visitors and comments for the whole weekend, too. That means that Opie raised $26.50 and I still beat him by raising almost twice as much...

Anypaws... the total is $70.35. So, dogmom is going to donate $75 to the "Protection for Pets" program for the Cornerstone Womens Shelter. The program provides boarding and medical care for pets that otherwise might be left behind (or worse) if a woman wishes to leave an abusive situation. Research shows a high correlation between animal abuse and child/spouse abuse. Sometimes a woman will stay in an abusive situation because she can't take her pet to the shelter. This program, sponsored and funded by local veterinarians and hospitals, ensures that the animals have a safe place to stay while mom is getting the help she needs to get back on her feet.

If you live in the Minneapolis area, there are some fun pet events coming up...

Next weekend, May 17, is the Pet Fair at Lions Park (1103 Adams Street) in Shakopee. Fair is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday, June 1, is the FurEver Fun Day at Pet Crossing Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic in Bloomington from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

See ya there!
Wuf Ya!


Janet Roper said...

Hey Opie & Gomer,
Tell your mom thanks for making that donation to Protection for Pets - that's a good place, huh. We also wanted to let you know that our dog park is having its grand opening on May 31, 10:00 AM - Noon. It's the off leash dog park at Minnewashta Regional Park. It's called the Mutt Strutt, so all us mutts can strut our stuff!

See ya,
Emmie & Teddy

Tasha & Eva said...

Yeah! Donating to a good cause always feels good. We're going to try to get to the events that you listed. Or at least I will try. Tasha's having a few issues right now so her activity is extremely limited.


P.S. Say Hi to Tory next time you see her. We had so much fun at DogPad.

Moco said...

What a wonderful cause. We all love it.

Thoughts said...

What a wonderful place to make a donation to. I have read before about the correlation between abuse to women and animals and its disheartening to say the least.

Glad your barkdays are helping a bigger cause, boys.


Peanut said...

What a great place that protection for pets is. We are glad dog mom picked that to give her money too