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STRAY RESCUE OF ST LOUIS
STRAY RESCUE … SAYS:
Hello Team Running Buddies! …
Hello Team Running Buddies!

Happy March! What incredible work on spreading the word about adoptable dogs and shelter enrichment programs, as well as raising an INCREDIBLE amount of funds for the dogs already! I'm inspired by our amazing team on a daily basis. Just a quick update:

- The Sunday, March 4th group run (for people, not dogs) will be at Forest Park. We will meet at the Visitor's Center at 9am. We have team members of all experience levels, so please come out, meet some other Running Buddies teammates, and go at your own pace.

- For those of you who have signed up since the last mass email, a reminder that our friends at Stellina Café (www.stellinapasta.com) will be hosting a rally/fundraiser for Stray Rescue in conjunction with our Team Running Buddies efforts on Wednesday, April 11th! An incredibly generous 20% of the evening's take will go to our team's mission! I'll be in touch with specific times soon, as well as other rallies/fundraisers that are in the works.

- The training/behavior team has done a great job in updating the list of shelter dogs who are great running buddies. We'll get a group run with shelter dogs scheduled asap, since getting these dogs out and exercised is what this is all about!

- We met our goal of getting over 50 people to register for the race! In fact, we now have close to 70!!! That means we get our booth at the expo and our booth on race day for free. Way to go!

- For those of you who have recently signed up, I will be sending you a link to a Stray Rescue shelter dog momentarily. It can be easier for someone to get behind a cause when they see exactly where his or her money is going, so the dog to which you are assigned is to encourage people to donate to your cause (they are not specific dogs with which you'll be running). These are dogs that are currently in the shelter and will massively benefit from the great work you are doing. It's a way to show people that the money they donate to your individual cause is going to help the enrichment of a specific shelter dog and find a loving home. So, feel free to share the link to your shelter dog when reaching out for donations!

Thank you all again SO much for your support. We are catching the attention of people in the community and putting a spotlight on adoptable dogs and the enrichment programs that they need. Please let me know if you have any questions, and happy training/fundraising!

Best,
Jason Schipkowski
jason@strayrescue.org
2 years ago
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Linda
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Hi...sending you a Vote (100 points) and wishing you the very best on your fundraising and hoping your Project is a huge success!....(My Project CURE EPILEPSY)
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Leslie Bradshaw
St. Louis, MO United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Feb 09, 2012
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Hi everyone!  All my life, I have been an animal lover and an avid supporter of the St. Louis Zoo as well.  In early February, my friend Jessie inspired me to run in the Go! St. Louis 5k on April 14, 2012 in support of the Stray Rescue of St. Louis.  Combining two of my passions (running and animals) into one event is going to be exhilarating, exciting, and rewarding!

At the present, I don't have any pets, but I'd love to think that my boyfriend's cat as well as my friends' dogs are my own.  I love them all and look forward to seeing them at every given opportunity.

 

Photos on the left:

1) Taylor (left) and Izzie (right) - These are my friend's, Sam, dogs.  Taylor is a pit bull and lab mix.  Izzie is a golden retriever (and maybe Irish Setter) mix.  Sam picked up Taylor from the Humane Society, and she picked up Izzie from a rescue organization at a PetSmart.  (It is thought that Izzie may have been originally from a puppy mill :( )  They have such lovely and vibrant personalities; it's hard to believe they were shelter dogs!  Taylor is a classic example of the misconception and misunderstanding of pit bulls.  Look at that face!  She is so sweet, and so is Izzie!

2)  Cookie Monster (a.k.a. Kitty Kitty or Cookie) - This is my boyfriend's crazy-and-loveable cat, Cookie Monster.  He found her outside his apartment building around late fall one year, and she would follow him from his front door to his car or to the dumpster when he'd take out the trash.  He would leave food for her outside from time to time.  One day it got too cold and he felt so bad for her that he decided to  bring her inside.  She's been with him ever since!  Cookie Monster is hilarious: she loves to play fetch and will scale the side of a door frame.  Crazy cat doesn't begin to describe her.  She's also very sweet =)  I also have posted a video of her here.

Leslie
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