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Samantha Skelton's Fundraiser:

A Cause For Paws

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May 15, 2012

A Cause for Paws has officially launched! can't wait to see what it brings in!  See more
Samantha Skelton

THE STORY:

One night on the news, a heart breaking story came on of a dog who was picked up off the street and put in a shelter. He was so badly hurt, with broken bones and almost irreparable conditions, they said he wasn't going to make it. The news asked for as many donations as they could get to help save the dog. Some time passed and the story was featured again, only this time good news came that so many donations came in, they had enough to save the dog by giving him his needed surgeries, as well as tend to a few other animals who needed expensive surgery! This touched me so deeply and made me think about the thousands of animals out there who make it into shelter and are in desperate need of help. I also started to think about everything the shelters need just to house these animals. And now, here I am starting my own campaign. I may just be a college student, but i have a huge heart and I want to help these animals in any way that I can. Please donate to this cause! We look at our own animals every night, so glad that they are safe, sound, and healthy asleep right next to us- but that's not the case for every animal. 

According to the ASPCA website, "approximately 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats)" A cause for paws wants to provide a better home for these sheltered animals, with more available items like food, bowls, leashes, toys, funds for neutering, training, etc. I want to be able to help create a temporary home for these animals, not a "jail"


First, I want to start off with two local animal shelters nearest me, which include the Burbank Animal Shelter and the Pasadena Humane Society. Both shelters list on their website items that they are in great need of donations for!

Burbank Animal Shelter: http://thevbas.org/dog-supplies

Pasadena Humane Society: http://www.pasadenahumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=support_donate

Eventually, I want this campaign to grow so that I can donate to larger charities and non profits to help sheltered animals everywhere!

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