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Team Kitten Rescue in the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon

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BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue

ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue

EVENT: 2014 ASICS LA Marathon

EVENT DATE: Mar 09, 2014

Cynthia McKeag

THE STORY:

Kitten Rescue is a very special organization which continues to impress and amaze me with it's dedication, compassion, and willingness to go above and beyond for the ones no one else would even consider.  We don't cherry-pick our rescues or take only highly adoptable, adorable kittens - though we do have lots of those as well!!

In 2013, a cat was discovered in a box outside a shelter, his paws and face wrapped in duct tape so that he could barely even breathe.  Amigo, as he was named, is a rehabilitation project - so scared of people that he was referred to as feral by many.  This cat was taken in by Kitten Rescue and is slowly but surely relearning to trust again.  He may live forever in foster care, but all that matters to KR is that he is safe, loved, and will never have to be in a situation like he was found in ever again.

Another amazing rescue is a pair of crippled kittens whose bones are so twisted and misshappen that they can barely move around.  These tiny angels are being bottle fed and cared for while most would have just let them die.  However long their time on this world is, they will be loved, warm, well fed, and happy.  The odds of them ever being adopted are next to nothing, but the bottom line is that they didn't die in agony, all alone without ever knowing love.

In my own fosters, I've had many loving kittens come and go.  And I've also suffered personal foster losses as well as losses among my network.  Splat, a 6 month old hit-by-car rescue, passed in my arms the day of the 2013 5K after suffering uncontrolable seizures.  August 18th saw Ollie, a 4 month old rescued from Long Beach at 4 weeks, pass in my arms after the diagnosis of wet FIP as his belly swelled unbelievably from fluid.  But I also saw Rajan, a 1 year old Siamese rescued before the 2013 marathon, go from near death from starvation to leaping to the top of his kitty tree in the loving forever home.  

The heartbreak is outweighed by the rescues that find homes and flourish.  But none of it is possible without Kitten Rescue and it's volunteers.  The medical expenses are incredible and we don't shy from medical cases.  Every dollar donated goes directly to the care of our rescues.  I'm doing my part - now it's your turn to do yours.  Donate. Share. Foster. Adopt. Fundraise. Run. Walk.

 

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!

As a Team Kitten Rescue member you will be rewarded for raising funds!

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    $1000.00 you will be reimbursed for your marathon registration fee ($145.00 for full marathon, $125.00 for relay per person/$250.00 per team)
     
    $750.00 you will get a customized Kitten Rescue gear bag.
     
    $500.00 you will enjoy entry to our Dodger Stadium suite on race day.

  2. $250.00 you will recieve a Team Kitten Rescue water bottle.
     
    $50.00 you will receive a Team Kitten Rescue running shirt.

    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!

    - See more at: http://www.crowdrise.com/teamkittenrescue2013#sthash.WI3hFik4.dpuf

$1,205

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kristi, Emma, Gracie and Mama

    $50

  • Jaime "second place" Mas

    $50

  • Freddy, Lil Red, Billy Jo, Katie, Molly & Penny

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rosavelle's god-auntie

    $200

  • Holiday Match

    $245

  • Jennifer Hawkins

    $10

  • Debbie Gilbert

    $25

  • Penny, Sora and Henry

    $75

  • Halie and Nate

     

  • Jem and Scout Mas

    $50

  • Joyce K

    $10

  • Elicia Richardson-Ellis

    $25

  • judi mesibov

    $25

  • Kathleen Umbenhaur

    $20

  • Dominic & Friends

    $20

  • Cooper and Sansan

    $40

  • Penny, Sora and Henry

    $40

  • Donation Match

    $255

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121% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $64,423 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sandra Harrison

Amount Raised

$10,597

 

106% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kitten Rescue

Amount Raised

$9,890

 

13% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura and Ryleigh Hawthorne

Amount Raised

$7,869

 

105% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aneta Dubow

Amount Raised

$3,223

Fundraiser Title

Jesec Griffin

Amount Raised

$2,715

 

109% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Evelyn Jensen

Amount Raised

$2,640

 

88% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margie Estberg

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

108% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kicki Hjortmarker

Amount Raised

$1,417

Donor Comments

Donation Match

Donation Match

DONATION: $255

5 years ago

Penny, Sora and Henry

Penny, Sora and Henry

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Cooper and Sansan

Cooper and Sansan

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Dominic & Friends

Dominic & Friends

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Kathleen Umbenhaur

Kathleen Umbenhaur

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

judi mesibov

judi mesibov

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Elicia Richardson-Ellis

Elicia Richardson-Ellis

DONATION: $25

Go Get IT Girl! Really proud of and inspired by you! 5 years ago

Joyce K

Joyce K

DONATION: $10

Good luck next weekend! 5 years ago

Jem and Scout Mas

Jem and Scout Mas

DONATION: $50

For all you do that I don't... 5 years ago

Halie and Nate

Halie and Nate

We love out kitten rescue furbabies! Keep on saving the helpless little creatures of LA! 5 years ago