It is estimated that over 200,000 adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters across the Dallas/FW metroplex PER YEAR. Last year alone, Operation Kindness rescued over 3,000 dogs and cats who otherwise would have been euthanized. They have a full time vet staff and do amazing work, fueled only by donations by folks like you and me. They welcome pit bulls, and they work hard to rescue, educate, advocate for this breed which is treated with such prejudice. We want to help them continue their amazing work. WIth the strength of the community behind us we can make a huge impact!
We are running the 50K component of the Durango Double on Saturday October 6, 2012. We'll use our passion for pibbles to fuel our inspiration, and every penny of what we raise goes directly from Crowdrise to Operation Kindness. If you donate you will immediately get a tax receipt from Crowdrise's Network For Good, and you will be helping a Texas no-kill shelter continue to welcome pit bulls with love and open arms. We're blogging every step of the way, folks http://www.runfordogs.wordpress.com. It is quite a saga following two oboists from the reed desk/concert hall to the start line of a 50K, as these things don't necessarily go hand in hand.
My NYC Marathon project raised $10,035 last year...can we beat that?
I adopted my Callie girl from Operation Kindness, and I will forever be in their debt for rescuing her and bringing her into my life.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.' - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama