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Team Kitten Rescue LA Marathon 2012

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Sue Brekka via Crowdrise
September 19, 2011

I'm running the L.A. Marathon this year and raising money for Team Kitten Rescue. Please donate any amount to help out our furry babies.  See more

BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue

ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue

EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012

Sue Brekka

THE STORY:

I’m running the L.A. Marathon on March 18th, and in the process I’m raising money on behalf of Team Kitten Rescue.  For all you dog lovers out there, despite the name, Team Kitten Rescue rescues homeless cats AND dogs in Los Angeles, and finds them safe, loving homes.  Here’s why I’m raising money for Team Kitten Rescue: Twinkle and Timothy

In 98-99, I took a job in NYC with a big textbook publisher.  While there, I decided I wanted to adopt a cat.  Well, one Sunday afternoon, around 4pm, I thought about going to the 96thStreet Animal Shelter that my boss had told me about, but I thought “it’s too late, they close at 6.”  Then, I thought, “no, go ahead and go.  You might just end up with two cats.”  So I went.

As I walked into the shelter, there was a young lady standing at the counter with a box on the counter, and she was crying hysterically.  The man at the shelter was telling her, that if they took in her cats, they would be put to sleep.  You see this was a “kill shelter” where they only kept the cats for two weeks and then killed them if not adopted.  The clincher here was, that it was a few weeks before Halloween.  And the shelter had a policy of not adopting out black cats during the month of October.  Because “sick people do sick things to black cats around Halloween.”  So, if the shelter took in her cats, they would not be adopted within the two-week window, and were guaranteed to be put to sleep (I guess one of those “sick things” sick people do).    Right at that moment, Timothy who was protecting his little baby sister (or perhaps just sitting on her head), popped his head up out of the box, and looked right at me

So, I said, “I’ll take them.”  And that was how I got my two kitties.  If not for the whisper in my ear that afternoon, these two adorable little loves of my life would have died 13 years ago.  Now, they’re nice and healthy (albeit slightly rotund—ok, FAT), and happy. 

Please donate any amount, no matter how small, to help out other kitties and puppies like mine.  And, if you are going to get a puppy or kitty, please ADOPT.

Here’s the link to my donation page:

http://www.crowdrise.com/teamkittenrescuelamarathon2012/fundraiser/SueBrekka

and I would love it if anyone wants to come out and cheer me on.  Here’s the complete spectator’s guide with the map, and ways to get there and cheer me on:

http://www.lamarathon.com/event/spectator-guide-2/

Assuming I stay with my running group the whole way, I should reach the finish line in Santa Monica at around 2pm. 

Thank you so much for all of your support.  I hope to see some of you on race day! J

Sue

 

 

 
 

$210

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Helen Onusconich

    $50

  • Ed Cabico

    $50

  • Maureen and John

     

  • Doug and Shirelle

    $30

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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

Doug and Shirelle

Doug and Shirelle

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Maureen and John

Maureen and John

6 years ago

Ed Cabico

Ed Cabico

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Helen Onusconich

Helen Onusconich

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

6 years ago