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Team Kitten Rescue LA Marathon 2012

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Melanie Teller via Crowdrise
October 20, 2011

Help me raise money for Kitten Rescue to help save more animals' lives!  See more

BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue

ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue

EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012

Melanie Teller

THE STORY:

Hi Everybody!  Well, my story is a simple one.  I don’t have nor am I recovering from a horrible disease.  I’m not super old, nor am I super young—I haven’t accomplished anything super-fantastic that I recall, other than completing my Bachelor of Arts degree at the age of 51.  I consider myself a regular, average, run-of-the mill person, who just happens to be a “crazy cat lady” (by my own definition!). 

Late in 2003 I took in a rather skinny cat that was found wandering in my apartment complex.  I quickly recognized this cat as one that had belonged to some people who had moved out over three months earlier.  The cat then was a chubby boy and a bit shy with people.  This cat was now super thin—and though wary of people, he readily ate some food I put out for him.  I managed to get him into my apartment and after a few months he was healthy enough to put up for adoption.  A work friend told me about Kitten Rescue, whom she had adopted her two cats from.  I contacted Kitten Rescue, and became a Community Foster in order to find a new home for this kitty called Jack (I remembered the name he was called by his former people—who had moved away leaving him behind).  Jack was the introduction to my becoming a full-fledged foster for Kitten Rescue.  He ended up wrapping his paw around my heart, and today is still in my household, amongst a myriad of other kitties.  Jack has had quite a few health issues the past 2 ½ years, but he remains a staunch reminder as to why I have dedicated myself to helping kitties (and other animals) in need.

Throughout my tenure with Kitten Rescue, I have become adept at socializing feral kitties, both small and a few older kittens.  Some folks have called me a “cat whisperer” at times—I just tell them that perhaps I was a cat in a prior life!  I’ve helped a people to understand how kitties think and how they could better handle some situations—including encouraging others to trap-neuter-return feral kitties, and helping in other ways where I can.  Sometimes it’s helping a fellow foster/cat lover with their situation and not just the animal itself.

Because of the above, and the fact that one of my mentors and good friend, Minoo, was so successful in raising over $5,000 in the past 2011 L A Marathon (her very first marathon and first time doing this type of fundraiser); I am encouraged to put forth my best efforts and fundraise for Kitten Rescue by participating in the 2012 LA Marathon. 

UPDATE:  03-03-12 - Due to various reasons, I have had to aim my efforts to the LA Big 5K (3.1 miles) being held the day before on March 17th, 2012.  PLEASE support me in my effort to get into good enough shape to handle this "race" at a 20 minute mile walk.  I could use moral support as well as fundraising support!  I have $295 to go to meet my current fundraising goal of $400.!  THANK YOU!

 

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

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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!

$271

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jack, Toots, & Puma Teller

    $19

  • Charlotte

    $28

  • Jack & Puma

    $14

  • Anonymous

    $14

  • Sheri Buron

    $10

  • cate bramble

    $15

  • Melanie Teller

    $26

  • Meiko

     

  • Judy & Romeo

    $20

  • P&M Teller

    $25

  • D.L. PFAFF

    $20

  • Kristi & Greg

    $50

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68% Raised of $400 Goal

The Team: $62,325 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kitten Rescue

Amount Raised

$10,815

 

22% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

elicia richardson-ellis

Amount Raised

$6,201

 

413% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barry the Cat

Amount Raised

$5,303

 

106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim & Ryan Posly

Amount Raised

$3,311

Fundraiser Title

Evelyn Jensen

Amount Raised

$2,912

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Mace

Amount Raised

$2,321

 

93% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The Green-ies

Amount Raised

$2,249

 

75% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Eshenko

Amount Raised

$2,045

 

41% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kristi & Greg

Kristi & Greg

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

D.L. PFAFF

D.L. PFAFF

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

P&M Teller

P&M Teller

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Judy & Romeo

Judy & Romeo

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Meiko

Meiko

In loving memory of my daughtes beloved dog Meiko. 6 years ago

Melanie Teller

Melanie Teller

DONATION: $26

In memory of what I felt like BEFORE I walked the 3.1 miles :) I can help myself if I want to! I'd like to be in the contest for free cat litter and $50 gift card please :) GO TEAM KR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6 years ago

cate bramble

cate bramble

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Sheri Buron

Sheri Buron

DONATION: $10

Go Melanie! 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $14

In memory of Teesa and Iggy--senior kitties dumped at the shelter who were able to live out their last two years with a warm, loving home. 6 years ago

Jack & Puma

Jack & Puma

DONATION: $14

In memory of Iggy ;) 6 years ago