BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue
ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue
EVENT: ASICS LA Marathon 2013
EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON BEHALF OF THE HOMELESS CATS AND DOGS WHO YOU WILL BE HELPING SAVE, WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!