Bonnie & I will be participating in this year's 5K for K9s on Saturday, September 20th in Columbus. Any donations made to the event (including the registration fee I paid) go directly back to an organization called Friends of the Shelter, who help pay for the medical conditions of sick & injured dogs coming through the Franklin County Dog Shelter (i.e. amputations, parvo treatment, etc). Without their financial support, the dogs would be left to suffer until their euthanasia date would roll around; their dedication helps give these dogs a second chance. Given that I adopted a dog from a rural kill-shelter who was heartworm positive and pregnant, I wish an organization had existed for her unseen health needs (the pound she was at would've put her down without hesitation had they known due to not having a vet on staff, the fact that heartworm is expensive to treat, and the fact she's a large black dog - who are frequently last to be adopted / first to be put down). Given how personal our story is for me, I want to do whatever I can to make sure other dogs who would be wonderful pets aren't needlessly euthanised because the money wasn't there. & thus, we'll be busting our butts to prep for the first 5k I've ever done (I'm going to guess it's Bonnie's first too!).
Any support you can offer, whether encouragement or financial, is greatly appreciated! Additionally, if you're comfortable, I would really appreciate if you could pass this page on to anyone who might love animals as well.
Thank you for your time & consideration!
Kelsey & Bonnie Bear
What is Friends of the Shelter? Friends of the Shelter is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that was founded in 2003 to help fund the medical care for the sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Each year, our organization helps save the lives of over 350 deserving dogs!
Why sponsor a participant of the 5K for K9s? Because you will be helping save the lives of deserving dogs who otherwise would not receive a second chance at life. Friends of the Shelter relies on donations from the public to save the animals and pay for their veterinary care. The more money we raise, the more lives we can save! So please sponsor Friends of the Shelter today. Since we are a 501c3, donations made to Franklin County Dog Shelter are tax-deductible.
ON BEHALF OF THE HOMELESS DOGS WHO YOU WILL BE HELPING TO SAVE, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!