Teddy's Ten Dollar Campaign
Organized by: Kimmik G
EVENT DATE Sep 01, 2014
Teddy is a senior Pomeranian mix rescued by A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue (ARAR) in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Found as a stray, literally, on the verge of death and estimated to have over $4,000 worth of vet bills if pulled from the shelter, ARAR didn't hesitate to rescue him.
ARAR being a foster-based rescue, gave Teddy the chance to heal in a very loving foster home. He had many surgeries, vasculitis, skin ulcers, a weakened immune system and a couple other issues, but he slowly recovered. After months of being passed by at adoption events, no one would give him a second glance, all they saw was a gaunt and dismal dog, not your stereotypical happy-go-lucky Golden Retriever.
While stopping at my friend's house who was his foster, I met Teddy. As I kneeled down to pet him, he put both paws on my knee and looked up into my eyes with an expression that said, "I know you're going to give me a great home." I couldn't resist those eyes and filled out the application to bring Teddy home with me.
Since adopting Teddy, every day has been an adventure and I love him more each day. Teddy has been on many travels with me and his new chocolate lab brother, Pongo. We've been on many road trips, camping, boating in Wisconsin and stand up paddleboarding all over Michigan.
As the first anniversary of Teddy joining my family is in September, so what better way to celebrate it than a fundraiser for the rescue who brought Teddy back to life?
Why $1030 as a fundraising goal, why not more? Teddy's Facebook page has 103 "likes," we figured if each one of his fans donates a small amount of money, like $10, we could easily help ARAR save the lives of more animals like Teddy. It's easy! Instead of buying a cup of "designer" coffee in the morning and a stale bagel, help us save lives! Of course we'd love to break our goal of $1030!
Can I donate more than $10? ABSOLUTELY!!! We appreciate any donation amount, the reason we chose $10 because it's a small and obtainable goal for everyone to donate.
Where is the money going to? ALL money raised is going directly to A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. And yes, your dontation is tax deductible!
How can I help this fundraiser and/or ARAR? THANK YOU for wanting to make a difference! You can join Teddy's team on this campgaign, share this campgaign and get your friends to donate and/or you can visit ARAR's website for more ways to help out www.rejoycefulrescue.com
Can I visit Teddy's Facebook page? YES! Give it a "like" if you enjoy it, please share it with your friends. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teddy/446243612162246
That's weird, your dog has his own Facebook page? Yes, he does. Teddy was a very serious case that ARAR took on and had many people rooting for him. Once he was adopted, his fans wanted to keep up with him and see his progress. His Facebook page gets about 1,000 views a week!
Who is ARAR? "A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue is a no-kill, foster-based cat and dog rescue. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity located in the Metro-Detroit area. All of the animals that come into in our care have been rescued from one place or another. We pull from high-kill animal shelters, we take in the sick, unwanted, aggressive, abandoned, abused and neglected animals. We place them in a foster home with someone who will understand them, rehabilitate them and show them what it is like to be loved again. We feel that all animals deserve better and we strive to give them a life full of love and happiness.
Our rescue does not cage animals that come into our care. Each animal that comes into our organization is a part of someone’s family until they find their forever homes. This helps us to determine their personalities and work with them to give them the one on one attention that they deserve. We also run a community outreach project, helping 24/7 chained dogs, stray/feral cats and more. We provide medical care (including TNR), food, treats, toys, bones, proper tie outs, collars, shelter, straw and more!"