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Animals for Adoption's Fundraiser:

Animals for Adoption 2017

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THE STORY:

We're a model shelter with a mission - to save and find permanent homes for unwanted and abandoned dogs.   We begin by teaching at-risk children to train the dogs,  giving them the home-living skills that make them more adoptable.  The kids and dogs both benefit from the indelible connection to each other. 

 

Our work is tireless - transporting dogs from overrun southern shelters, providing medical care, training and nurturing, then finding them the loving homes they deserve.  Dogs are sent to  the Green Chimneys school for basic training and socialization - there, at-risk children learn boundaries, and gain self-esteem, mutual respect and empowerment through their connection with and impact upon a dog.

 

Last year, we transported Gavin from an overpopulated southern shelter - a young Pitbull mix, he was scared but clearly hungry to connect with people, though not sure how.  Like many southern dogs, he suffered from heartworm - we paid for the costly treatment.  On he went to Green Chimneys, where he slowly built confidence from the nurturing of the children and staff, and in return deeply affected them, opening their opportunity and inclination to connect, relate and love.

 

Sharon, who works at Green Chimneys, saw Gavin and instantly knew his gentle nature would appeal to her young daughter.  She was right - it was instant love.  On the ride home, while the child worried about caring for a new dog, Gavin instinctively cuddled up to her.  She whispered, "It's okay, Gavin.  Don't be scared.  You have a home now."  And, weeks later, she said, "Mommy, he doesn't seem to say much and gets scared sometimes.  I'm like that, too.  I think we understand each other."

 

Kindred spirits, finding each other.  It's what we live for.  Please help us to continue. 

 

 

 

 

$3,368

MONEY RAISED
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  • Liz Lacy

    $100

  • Peg Munves

    $100

  • Mindy Camponeschi

    $100

  • Barbara E. Rosenthal

    $25

  • Geri Ritchie

    $50

  • The Yuan Family

    $250

  • Andrea Lurie

    $25

  • Michaela, Mark, Max and Daniel

    $40

  • Cusie Pfeifer

     

  • Sharon O.

     

  • Cheryl, Cris, & Zoe

     

  • Jim & Jackie

     

  • Susan Federico

    $50

  • Elisabeth Tavarez

    $25

  • Pacific

    $250

  • Barbara Rosenthal

    $25

  • Carole Kraus

    $100

  • Daisy Foote and Tim Guinee

    $30

  • Lorna Masie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Cathy Huber

    $50

  • Jacob

     

  • Tom and Chris Oakley

    $50

  • Gil & Rebecca

    $100

  • Ronni Bretschneider

    $18

  • Kathy Gambino

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christina J Lee

    $20

  • Cindy Wolpert

     

  • Carol Whitmore

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Paula Via

    $50

  • John McGoldrick

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Gigi Zimmer

    $150

  • Adam & Lois Damico

    $100

  • Cheryl Adamik and John McGoldrick

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Greenwood Dog Training School

     

  • Patricia McConnell

     

  • O'Leary Family from Denville NJ

    $100

  • Lynn Meador

    $100

  • The Flanagans

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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8% Raised of $40,000 Goal

The Team: $3,368 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

The Flanagans

The Flanagans

DONATION: $50

For Casey 5 months ago

Lynn Meador

Lynn Meador

DONATION: $100

In memory of my beloved canine companions. 5 months ago

O'Leary Family from Denville NJ

O'Leary Family from Denville NJ

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Patricia McConnell

Patricia McConnell

5 months ago

Greenwood Dog Training School

Greenwood Dog Training School

In tribute to the dogs who started it all, Bear, Grendl, Zak & Teddy - miss you all. 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

For Captain 5 months ago

Cheryl Adamik and John McGoldrick

Cheryl Adamik and John McGoldrick

DONATION: $50

Because we have our beautiful Sadie. 5 months ago

Adam & Lois Damico

Adam & Lois Damico

DONATION: $100

In memory of handsome Baker ð??? 5 months ago