Mehrdad Erfani wrote -
Please help me to put an end to Animal Abuse and Cruelty.
On May 21st 2017, I will pedal 100 miles, climbing more than 9000 ft to the highest point on the Blue Ridge parkway in Virginia to raise funds and awareness for Paws and Nose .
Paws and Nose helps homeless, neglected, and injured animals through working with veterinary clinics, animal shelters and rescue groups in Iran. Our mission is to improve the lives of stray and feral dogs and cats of Iran by providing medical care, spay/neutering, vaccination, food and shelter. Paws and Nose is a registered charity in the United States. All donations to Paws and Nose are tax deductible. US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has granted Paws and Nose the license to transfer donations to animal shelters and rescue groups in Iran, in compliance with US regulations and sanctions. The board members of PAN are passionate volunteers who are dedicating their personal life and resources to help animals. They believe all animals need basic medical care, food and sheltering no matter where they are born.
PAN currently is fundraising to help two shelters in Iran, Pardis animal shelter of Tabriz and Mehr animal shelter of Mashad. These two sanctuaries are among the handful of private animal shelters currently operating in Iran. Having a pet, especially dogs, is not common in Iran, so the adoption rates are very low. Most of the dogs in these sanctuaries live in the shelters for their entire life. Abandoned puppies and dogs at the door of the shelters is something that the shelter staff face very often. This, together with injured stray rescue efforts and low adoption rates has increased the number of the dogs in every animal shelter in Iran at a fast pace. Mehr shelter currently hosts more than 400 dogs, while Pardis shelter hosts the largest number of dogs in Iran, over 1000 dogs. The shelters are in tremendous need of donations to cover their daily costs. They receive no support from the local government, and rely solely on private donations and volunteers.
I sincerely hope that you find this cause worthy of support. Please consider helping this fundraising effort by clicking on the Donate button to make your tax deductible donations directly to Paws and Nose.
As all my charity rides, I pay for all my expenses, so, as it will be reflected on your receipt, 100% of your donation goes to Paws and Nose, and is tax deductible. Your contributions will make a difference for an animal desperately in need of help. Any amount helps, and is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to read my message. I sincerely appreciate your donation as well as your help promoting this message.
All My Best,
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