Everyone knows the expression “a dog is a man’s best friend.” But did you know that every day more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters all over the U.S. simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home? This sad-but-real statistic is the reason I’m joining my fellow animal lovers in the Strut Your Mutt fundraising event in Sellwood Riverfront Park in Portland, Oregon on September 10, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This isn’t just another dog walk. Hosted by the Best Friends Animal Society, a nationwide no-kill animal sanctuary, this annual festival takes place in 14 cities across the U.S., as well as online, with one goal in mind—raising funds to support local animal shelters and their efforts to find permanent homes for their animals.
My team, Born Again Pit Bull Rescue (BAPBR) is looking to raise $12,000 towards this amazing cause. Founded in 2007, BAPBR is the longest standing registered non-profit rescue in the Portland Metro area dedicated to improving the lives of Pit Bull Terriers by keeping them out of shelters, providing spay and neutering services, providing owner and shelter support programs and through community education services.
I’ve been an animal lover since before I can remember, and I cannot imagine what my day-to-day life would be like without my dogs by my side. As with all pets, the love, laughter, and friendship they provide is second to none.
I hope you will support BAPBR in raising money for this worthy cause. Check out my donation page to learn more or to contribute.