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It’s so rare that a very small rescue group in Mississippi has a chance to win a national shelter contest. Actually, it’s almost unheard of. However, Lucky Dog Rescue has that chance... to win $15,000 in Care2’s America’s Favorite Shelter Contest… but we are currently 600 votes behind. YOU have the power to help me change that.
When I say that I have a “very small rescue group,” I don’t mean a group with 20 dedicated volunteers. I don’t even mean a group with 10 volunteers. Lucky Dog Rescue is the smallest of the small in terms of volunteers and donations. It’s mostly just me, busting my ass every day of the week and paying out of my own pocket.
Some days, I get very lucky... and have 1 volunteer. On the luckiest of days, I have 2 volunteers. But most days, it’s just me… and LOTS of rescue dogs.
However, with or without volunteers and donations, Lucky Dog Rescue still works to save every dog that can possibly be saved. I often take the dogs that no one else will take… the Pit Bulls, the sick, the elderly, the bait dogs, the special needs, and so on.
I take the dogs with no other hope… and tell them, “You matter.” I take the dogs with pain in their hearts… and say, “You’re safe now.” I take the dogs that have never known love… and say, “I love you.”
When natural disaster strikes, and local shelters become overwhelmed, small, under-funded rescues like mine... step-up. After the devastating tornadoes in Alabama, I contacted the shelter in the hardest hit area, and said, “Give me the urgent dogs that no other rescue will take.” That statement is the heart of Lucky Dog Rescue.
Every single dog I have saved over the years is a dog that no one else wanted. I don’t do this because I have tons of funds, space, or help… I do it because it’s the right thing to do for the dogs.
But at the same time, I know that these dogs will be the sickest, most abused, and hardest to place. I know the toll this will take on my bank account, and the additional burden I’ll place on myself. But I also know… that out of all the dogs that need help, these special pups deserve saving more than any other. And I know, that without me… they die. And so I keep going…
I’ve always been there for the dogs in need, and I always will be. But my heart breaks, because my limited funds are not sufficient to save the many broken souls who need me. At this point in my life, $5 is a lot of money to me. $50 donations make me cry tears of joy. And $100 is nothing short of life-changing for these dogs.
But $15,000… is LIFE SAVING. That’s the kind of funding I could never raise on my own… That’s the kind of funding that a small rescue like mine rarely has the chance to win. I’m shocked that I’m even in the running, but I’m honored… because it means that so many people think that Lucky Dog Rescue has made a difference… and want to help me carry on in an even bigger way.
I know what this funding could do for the dogs with no other chance, so I’m hopeful that my dream of saving more lives will come true… with your help…
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR LUCKY DOG RESCUE in Care2’s America’s Favorite Shelter Contest. Don’t forget to CONFIRM YOUR VOTE IN YOUR EMAIL or else your vote doesn’t count! Please share the link and ask all of your friends to do the same!
Also, PLEASE click this link (http://www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest/8102/3/) & SHARE the special video Chris Hoar made about Lucky Dog Rescue with all of your facebook friends and email contacts! In your post, ask them to VOTE & SHARE the video as well, reminding them to confirm their votes.
If everyone does this, then maybe… just maybe… the smallest of small rescue groups can have a chance to win something BIG… which would help save so many more lives than I ever could on my own. Right now, I’m just a girl… with a dream of saving the world. This prize could change everything…
But I need your help. Please help me. Vote.