Gifts are great for birthdays. But as we all know, some of the best presents can't be bought. This year, the thing I want most is knowing that you and I helped out some animals in need. Adopt-A-Rescue Pet is one of several local organizations that save dogs who may otherwise be euthanized in our county animal shelters. Not only does ARP help save animals, but they help provide neutering and spaying, microchipping, and they offer a canine food pantry for families who need help feeding their pets. So if you are a friend who usually buys me birthday gifts, or even if you just want to make an end of year donation for 2013, please consider donating to my fundraiser for ARP.