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Team Kitten Rescue LA Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue

ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue

EVENT: ASICS LA Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013

Sandra Harrison

THE STORY:

In June of 2010 I rescued Simon off of the street. He was skinny, infested with parasites and had been infected with FeLV (Feline Lekemia). FeLV is contagious to other cats and my cats are negative, so I could not foster Simon. Kitten Rescue took Simon into the FeLV room at the Sanctuary. After a few months there was room in our only FeLV foster home. Simon joined three other FeLV+ cats and two of the most self sacrificing, loving humans in what would be his home for the rest of his life. Simon was in and out of the vet over the past few years for a multitude of medical problems. Each time he pulled through, with the loving care of his foster parents and our vets. Kitten Rescue paid his vets bills, never discounting the value of his life because he was FeLV+. Simon lived for nearly 3 years in his dream home. A couple months ago Simon was diagnosed with cancer. He and his foster parents fought as long as they could. In the end his foster parents had to make the hardest and most compassionate decision to let Simon go. Simon went from an abandoned street cat to a pampered house cat. This would not have been possible without Kitten Rescue and their amazing volunteers.

Thank you Dan, Cecile and Kitten Rescue for making Simon feel safe and loved for his short time here on Earth.

I am doign the Big 5K in honor of Simon and to raise money to help other FeLV cats in need of shelter and medical care.

 

Kitten Rescue wrote -

What is Kitten Rescue?  Kitten Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that was founded in 1997, and that has now grown into one of the most respected animal welfare groups in Los Angeles. Each year, our volunteers place over 1,000 cats and dogs into new homes. Since our inception, we have placed over 12,000 animals into loving homes! [To see where the cats we save come from, please click here.]

 

Who are our volunteers? Kitten Rescue is comprised of dedicated volunteers who devote much of their time to helping homeless animals, while juggling their own families, jobs, and lives as best as they can! At any given time you may find them bottle feeding orphaned kittens, nursing sick dogs and cats to health, visiting high-kill shelter to save whoever possible, running back and forth to veterinary clinics, trapping feral cats for spay/neuter, feeding feral cats, taming feral kittens, rehabilitating animals with behavioral issues, taking foster animals to adoption events, or delivering animals to their forever homes.

 

Why sponsor Team Kitten Rescue? Because you will be helping save the lives of cats and dogs who would otherwise not have a chance. Kitten Rescue relies on donations from the public to save the animals and pay for their veterinary care. The more money we raise, the more lives we can save! So please sponsor Team Kitten Rescue today. If you know one of our team members, you can donate directly on his/her individual crowdrise page, and the amount will reflect on this page as well. Since we are a 501c3, donations made to Kitten Rescue are tax-deductible.

 

Why join Team Kitten Rescue?  Because the animals need you! If you walk or run the marathon for Team Kitten Rescue, you will be able to raise money to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs. And if this will be your first marathon, we assure you that it will be an incredibly rewarding and transformational experience. So it's a win-win for you and the animals. And no experience is necessary! So whether you are a seasoned marathoner or a couch potato who has never exercised, we would love to have you on our team. And for added fun, we'll have PRIZES for all team members!

 

For more information, please go to our website at www.kittenrescue.org/LAMarathon or e-mail us directly at lamarathon@kittenrescue.org.

 

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ON BEHALF OF THE HOMELESS CATS AND DOGS WHO YOU WILL BE HELPING SAVE, WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

$10,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katherine Juette

    $25

  • Jeannie Rickard

    $100

  • Ann Heatherton

    $50

  • Al & Gladys Landegger

    $100

  • Bethany Orlemann & Danny Miller

    $25

  • Corey Slavin

    $50

  • Secret Admirer

    $100

  • veronika ornelas

    $20

  • Tamarra Cox

    $50

  • Gloria Smilovitch

    $25

  • Collin Sampson Morris

    $25

  • Barbara Chase

     

  • Romeo & Michelle

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Annie & Puff

    $100

  • Mary Kvech

    $30

  • Bradley

    $75

  • Scout and Asher

    $50

  • Dan Roderick

    $100

  • Karen Pedersen

    $100

  • Monica Ross

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Robb & Rosie Rathburn (and Fran, Tuna, and Amelia!)

    $20

  • Carola

    $50

  • Shannon Morris & Bryan McCarthy

    $20

  • Katherine Juette

    $50

  • Carolyn Grandfield

    $100

  • Shirley Casallas

    $100

  • go max go foods/sandra harrison

    $50

  • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation

    $5,000

  • Emily & Sean Earl

    $50

  • Ali Osment

    $50

  • Peter Lloyd

    $20

  • Petey-Cat Merrill

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Elizabeth Macias

    $20

  • Steven Lopez

    $40

  • Heidi Manly

    $20

  • Krystine Mleczko

    $25

  • Hartnell

    $25

  • Evelyn Gray

    $60

  • Ann McLean

    $25

  • Linda Schaefer

    $25

  • Jolene Sontagh

    $40

  • Doug & Victoria

    $25

  • Katherine Juette

    $100

  • Karen Cyster

    $10

  • Karen Cyster

    $10

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100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $62,552 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kitten Rescue

Amount Raised

$14,188

 

19% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sandra Harrison

Amount Raised

$10,030

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura and Ryleigh Hawthorne

Amount Raised

$6,325

 

105% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Evelyn Jensen

Amount Raised

$2,651

 

106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Hawkins

Amount Raised

$1,820

Fundraiser Title

Aneta Dubow

Amount Raised

$1,742

Fundraiser Title

Cynthia McKeag

Amount Raised

$1,732

 

87% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Keith Crasnick

Amount Raised

$1,698

Donor Comments

Karen Cyster

Karen Cyster

DONATION: $10

Hello everyone, via links from Homer's Odessey & terrible story of poor Kodak I found a link to Simon's Story (lovely boy!) and was so touched by his life story and the wonderful help you gave him and all the wonderful cats in your care that I had to get in touch. I have made a small donation through PayPal & I will do so again. Your no-kill policy should apply everywhere but sadly I know it's not - one day, soon, I hope. I know Sandra Harrison is running in a marathon today in memory of Simon and other volunteers are also running. I wish them all well and hope you raise lots of money for the lovely deserving cats . Is it possible for me to sponsor a cat (I'm in England)? I would have to pay monthly. Love and best wishes, Karen 5 years ago

Karen Cyster

Karen Cyster

DONATION: $10

For Simon, such a sweet boy x x 5 years ago

Katherine Juette

Katherine Juette

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Doug & Victoria

Doug & Victoria

DONATION: $25

For helping us foster Boxer and Mardi, Thank you! 5 years ago

Jolene Sontagh

Jolene Sontagh

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Linda Schaefer

Linda Schaefer

DONATION: $25

In memory of my little Sally 5 years ago

Ann McLean

Ann McLean

DONATION: $25

In memory of Minnie and Minxy 5 years ago

Evelyn Gray

Evelyn Gray

DONATION: $60

In honor of Sandra who gives so much of her heart, time and money to help animals. 5 years ago

Hartnell

Hartnell

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Krystine Mleczko

Krystine Mleczko

DONATION: $25

For the love of all kitties. 5 years ago