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Running for Old Dog Haven

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Hi! I'm running in the Long Beach Marathon/Half Marathon to raise money for Old Dog Haven Rescue!!!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: OLDDOG HAVEN

EVENT: Welcome to Long Beach!

EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012

THE STORY:

I'm running in the Long Beach Marathon/HM to help raise funds for a rescue organization that is very dear to me, Old Dog Haven.

Those of you who've known me for a while will remember my dog, Michael, a lab/pit mix whose family dumped him at a kill shelter at 13 y/o.  The wonderful people at Old Dog Haven took Michael in and worked quickly to find him a hospice home.  That home ended up being mine, and Michael, who I never expected to live more than a number of days d/t his age and frail state, slowly blossomed.  After a few months Michael became known as "Biggie" because of how much weight he had gained! (might have been the Starbuck's danish I fed him every morning!)  I eventually adopted Michael when I moved back to the southwest and he spent his last 3 months soaking up the sun in Arizona before passing away--loved and surrounded by his family.  We were lucky enough to have him with us for 10 months.  He was such a great dog. 

Old Dog Haven (ODH) has over 200 dogs just like Michael in their care.  With the downturn in the economy, that number is on the rise.  ODH takes in senior dogs (most come from over-crowded shelters) and cares for them through a network of foster homes.  These homes provide dogs with much needed love and attention, but all expenses (vet bills, medication, specialty/prescription food) are paid for by ODH.  The rescue needs our help.

ODH (www.olddoghaven.org) , a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue, relies solely on donations and does not receive state or federal funds.  By sponsoring me in the Long Beach Marathon and HM you'll be making a tax-deductible donation to Old Dog Haven.  Please help me support this truly exceptional rescue. 

Thank you so much!

Lori Koch

(that's me pictured next to Michael--I'm on the right!)

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To This Fundraiser

$475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • wendy and the girls

    $20

  • Mary Pat and all the old dogs past and p...

    $20

  • Debby S.

    $50

  • Mike In Missouri

    $25

  • Mark

    $100

  • Tom Kelly

    $250

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48% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly

DONATION: $250

Good luck 2 years ago

Mark

Mark

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Henry and Tyson - Run Lori, Run! 2 years ago

Mike In Missouri

Mike In Missouri

DONATION: $25

In memory of all my deceased dogs, all of whom I loved and still miss so much. 2 years ago

Debby S.

Debby S.

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Barkin' Clark, one of many old guys Lori has cared for. 2 years ago

Mary Pat and all the old dogs past and present

Mary Pat and all the old dogs past and present

DONATION: $20

2 years ago