BENEFITING: Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 18, 2012
I've decided to run this year's Philadelphia Half Marathon as a Miles for Paws pack member, raising funds for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. I hope that you will support me in that effort by donating a few dollars to this wonderful organization that is saving the lives of animals, one at a time.
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a coalition of 150+ non-profit shelters and rescue groups working to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at our city shelters, Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C).
I've been especially lucky to foster some kittens and a couple of tough cases (Sugar & Lydia) through the Mayor's Alliance.
I was a street cat. They called me feral, but I don't like that term. I was street cat. The people at Murray Hill Pet Hospital kept me for 6 months before they found me a foster home with Marie & Elizabeth. I gave those girls a hard time for months. But they stuck by me. They didn't give up. So, I said they could be mine.
And now, 3 years later, they said they adopted me. I don't know what that means. I thought we were family already!? So I humor them. I let them pick me up every now and then and pretend I don't like it.
I love my girls. And they love me. No matter what.
When the Mayor's Alliance found me, I was in a bad state. The abuse and trauma I experienced is too much for me to even mention. I spent a year at One Love Animal Hospital in Brooklyn where everyone fell in love with me. They showed me what they call affection. I never had that before. I like it. But I'm still learning to trust people.
I came to live with Marie & Elizabeth in February. This was my 3rd home in 3 months. I don't know why I was moved around so much. Maybe it's because I "over groom" and am very sensitive. But these girls are patient. I think they fell in love with me, too.
I've been seeing the doctors at One Love a lot recently. I'm not feeling well. But I know that without One Love, Mayor's, and my people, I might not be here today.
Our Girl Needs Encouragement
Our girl - she's gonna run 13.1 miles for us. We said, "why not just hang at home with us instead?" And she said it's time to give back to the people who helped make us a family - and who save other animals in need. But she needs help to reach her goal.
Won't you consider donating $10 of your hard earned money?
With us, you know where your money's going. With every dollar you donate, you could be helping feed, shelter, and pay for medicines for rescued animals that are waiting to find their forever homes.