UPDATE 6/2/15: Little Lacey here just couldn't stop getting lost, resulting in multiple trips to the New York City shelter. The last time she got lost, her owners didn't show up to pick her up, leaving this adorable thirteen year old senior without a home. Pets Alive Westchester stepped up for her, taking her in - and what a joy she's been! Everyone loves Lacey, she is so sweet, relaxed, and mellow - she just wants to be in the room where you are, hanging out, sometimes letting you listen to her gentle snores.
This is the last week of the Saving Pets Challenge and it has a special bonus challenge: every donation of at least $25 will get a $25 match from the Michelson Found Animals Foundation. That's pretty cool! We're very grateful to you for helping us save more animals like Lacey.
UPDATE 5/27/15: It's KITTEN SEASON! Yes, it's in full swing, and Pets Alive is pulling kittens like mad, trying to save as many lives as we possibly can. Today I picked up 13 kittens from the New York City shelter - one of them is Lulu over here, seen on the left. Lulu has a broken leg. The city shelter does not provide much treatment for most injured animals; most of them just get a painkiller shot, some antibiotics, and they sit and wait for rescue. That's where we - and YOU - come in! We take them for vet care and give them the treatment they need. Thank you for supporting us and being part of our mission.
As you know, this is a multi-week fundraiser with a different "challenge" every week. Very good news: I actually understand this week's challenge! So this week, every rescue that raises $500 will be entered to win an additional $3000; 2 winners will be picked. Easy, right? Even I get that. So THANK YOU and know that your donation may lead to an even bigger donation for us!
UPDATE 5/20/15: I've just seen something amazing that is going to revolutionize how we care for dogs. Aimee Sadler's Dogs Playing For Life seminar took place at Pets Alive Middletown over the weekend, and it was incredible. Every single dog on the property participated in large playgroups - every one, even those who we all thought were dog aggressive. It's a huge development for us and running these playgroups is going to be amazing for our animals; it is nothing short of absolutely revolutionary. Read about our experiences in the new blog!
As you may or may not know, every week we have a different challenge while we participate in this fundraiser, and we can earn bonuses if we meet certain conditions. I'm gonna be honest: I have no idea what this week's challenge really means. Here's what they say: every group that gets 5 donations this week will be entered to play rock-paper-scissors. The winner will get $2000, the loser(s) will get $1000. Do I really understand this? No! Do I think it's a bit silly? Yes! But I have gotten the message that if you make a donation to Pets Alive, the Michelson Found Animals Foundation might give us some money to help us continue our work, and that would be really cool. So maybe give us a little somethin' that might help us get a donation that's even bigger? Thanks!
UPDATE 5/13/15: I was at Pets Alive Westchester today visiting Licorice. Contributions like yours are what enable us to save dogs like Licorice and work with them to become more adoptable. Once we commit to an animal, we do not give up. We are so grateful for your support!
UPDATE 5/4/15: Pets Alive is on the road tonight, assisting evacuees of the Shawangunk Ridge wildfire in Ulster County, NY. We are one of the few rescues with the training, equipment, and staff to handle large animals, like horses, as well as cats and dogs, and our horse trailers are seeing a lot of use tonight! Please help us continue to save animals, and check Pets Alive Middletown's page for updates.
PETS ALIVE wrote -
Pets Alive is one of the oldest and largest no kill animal rescue and advocacy organizations in the United States, operating two facilities located in Middletown and Elmsford, New York, that serve to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, and farm animals. Recognized within the local community, nationwide, and around the world, our organization is a leader in developing alliances to end the killing of adoptable animals and promoting the humane treatment of all animals. Our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.
In 2014, Pets Alive saved 1,405 cats, dogs and farm animals from life-threatening circumstances, and we found forever homes for 1,472 animals. It was through private donations from generous people and organizations that we were able to achieve this accomplishment.
We invite you to help us continue saving animals in need by forming your own challenge team and helping us fundraise or making a donation to our fundraiser page.
How would we use the money raised by this challenge - including winning the grant prize of $50,000 -- or the many of the weekly bonus prizes? We'd be able to save even more animals and help find even more potential adopters resulting in finding forever homes for the animals within our care.
Thank you in advance for your support!