Patrick, Maddie, Rosalie, and I are excited to be fundraising for Secondhand Hounds Animal Rescue by participating in our second 5K as a family of four (we'll take Chester and Coco for a celebratory walk afterwards since they wouldn't quite make it 3.1 miles!).
The funds we raise will go directly toward Secondhand Hounds, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit here in Minnesota. Its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome homeless animals, with a particular focus on animals who have been abused or neglected. The rescue says "Yes" to many, many pets who otherwise would not have a chance at life because they are injured, sick, old, or in a shelter that must euthanize for space.
Andrea has been a Secondhand Hounds board member since the organization started, and our family has fostered several animals until they found their perfect "forever" homes - including our sweet Coco, whom we adopted! Secondhand Hounds is very close to our hearts, and we would love to raise a little bit of money for the animals as a family, especially as we are teaching Maddie and Rosalie about their ability to make a difference in the world. If you would consider a small ($5 or $10) donation to help more animals in need, we would be very appreciative. They are all so deserving.
The Lahouze Family