Monday, December 14, 2009
The time is NOW!
ALL RIGHT, There is only one more month to get your donations in to Blue Dog Rescue before the Austin Half Marathon on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2010. Blue Dog is the only animal rescue selected for the 26 miles for 26 charities program. This is something that I really believe in and I’m asking for your help.
Blue Dog Rescue is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to end the needless killing of homeless dogs. Founded in 2000, Blue Dog is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation funded only by donations, fundraisers, and adoption fees. To date, Blue Dog has rescued 1500 dogs, all of which were fostered in private homes until their new homes were found. When a dog is rescued by Blue Dog, it receives a full health exam by a veterinarian, vaccinations, a heartworm test and preventative, and is spayed or neutered. Many dogs arrive with horrible and heartbreaking problems (heartworm positive, mange, burned, hit by cars), so Blue Dog also covers the cost of any needed medication, treatment, and surgery. While in foster, all dogs learn basic obedience, house training, and socialization.
Here is what I need from you! Please visit http://www.bluedogrescue.com/marathon.htm and click on one of the donate buttons at the bottom of the page under the half marathon next to Over The Edge Fitness to either pledge an amount per mile or make a flat donation through Paypal (a secure website). You can also send a check, made out to Blue Dog Rescue and reference me on the check. You can mail your check to 2541 S. IH-35 #200-328, Round Rock, TX 78664-7357. This is a tax deductible donation. And once you’ve made your donation don’t forget to check out the dogs we will be helping by clicking on the available dogs link http://www.bluedogrescue.com/dogs.htm
Thank you so much for your time, consideration, and continued support! ARE YOU READY?
A few things to note…
A $26 donation will provide a basic vet exam and vaccinations for 1 Blue Dog. ($2 a mile for the half marathon)
A $52 donation will provide a basic vet exam, vaccinations, a fecal exam, and heartworm testing for 1 Blue Dog. ($4 a mile for the half marathon)
A $78 donation will provide a basic vet exam, vaccinations, a fecal exam, heartworm testing, and heartworm and flea preventative for 1 Blue Dog. ($6 a mile for the half marathon)
A $104 donation will provide a basic vet exam, vaccinations, a fecal exam, heartworm testing, and spay or neuter 1 Blue Dog. ($8 a mile for the half marathon.)
And of course ANY donation would be greatly appreciated by me and the Blue Dog Rescue organization! -Todd McCann, Owner OVER the EDGE FITNESS