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In Honor of Chance the Miracle Pug

$14,963 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 549 people in 9 months
Created January 11, 2018
Hello, everyone. My name is Betty and I have decided to create this campaign for Chance, the Miracle Pug alongside my own pug, Bentley (@thepuglifeofbentley on Instagram). We are writing to you from New York and hope this message reaches you well.

This story began back in summer of 2017 when Izabella St. James, more well-known as The Pug Queen, embarked on a journey to rescue an abused and abandoned pug from Iran. Many of you followed this story of ‘the miracle pug’ who was flown all the way to California and underwent multiple surgeries in hopes to walk again. We have come to love and cherish Chance dearly, the little pug who had the odds stacked against him, yet lived every day with the fighting spirit of a lion. It is with great sadness that Chance passed away on January 10th, 2018.

Through Izabella’s devotion and unyielding passion to provide the best possible life for all her rescue pugs, Chance was able to live his life feeling love and compassion. He had a warm bed and a happy home, a stark contrast after being left on the side of the road, neglected and broken. Regardless of how tiring it was to raise multiple pugs at once, many who have a wide array of needs and disabilities, Izabella never gave up and always made room in her heart for another rescue.

Although our beloved Chance did not have the chance to walk and play with his pug pals in this life, we know that he is happy on the other side of rainbow road.

We are so proud of our Pug Queen for her immense contribution of dedicating her life to rescuing pugs from near and far. It takes more than just patience and grit to be able to do what she does. She puts her heart at risk every single day, not knowing what kind of emergency situation could arise due to the complications and disabilities some of her pugs face.

We want to honor Chance’s life through this campaign so that the funds earned can go to Izabella’s current and future rescues. Every cent raised will go directly to Izabella. She will be able to use the money to pay for medical bills, medicine, toys, food, and everything else needed to ensure comfortable lives for her pugs. Izabella is truly a deserving recipient of our help and we hope you will consider donating even $1 in honor of Chance the Miracle Pug’s loving memory.

For every $1 donated, we will match the donation up to $250.

The Pug Queen’s Instagram

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Hello All,

This update is mostly for GoFundMe and to clarify on where the funds will go as many of you have asked.

If you want to keep up with Izabella’s current rescue pugs, make sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram @thepugqueen!

1) I met Izabella through Instagram and got to know Chance’s story through her. I was deeply touched by Chance’s journey and as a fellow pug owner, felt more than obligated to start this campaign for her.

2) I will be withdrawing the funds personally and delivering it to Izabella in one, fantastic transaction that is sure to change the lives of her current rescue pugs. The funds will be sent to Izabella via PayPal and she will have IMMEDIATE access to all your kind donations.

3) The campaign will officially be ended on the 19th of January. Upon closing the campaign, we will withdraw the entire amount and send it to Izabella!

Thank you all so much!
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Thanks to your support, we have raised $10,000+ in just 1 day. I have no words to express how immensely grateful and proud I am to have been part of this campaign.

Since all of my sentiments have already been expressed in the previous updates, I will keep this final one short and simple.

We are eternally grateful. You all are part of the reason I continue to believe in the good of humanity. In times of tragedy and heartbreak, you all have stepped up with your support. Thank you for being such good people.

I hope that you will continue to live each day with compassion and kindness, taking a CHANCE to do something good along the way.

With Love,

Betty + Bentley
Love Always - Bentley the Pug
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What started out as just an idea ended up being bigger than I could have ever imagined.

We reached our goal of $1,000 in less than 3 hours.
We reached our goal of $5,000 in less than 6 hours.
The first day of this campaign hasn't even gone by yet.

Thank you all for your thoughtfulness and compassion. Every share, comment, and donation is another loving gesture in Chance's honor.

I have been in contact with Izabella and have decided to keep this campaign open until next week (19 January). With the expected arrival of her new rescue pugs from Mexico who each have health issues, your donations are very much appreciated and will be put to good use immediately. Izabella will have access to your donation funds as soon as GoFundMe clears the withdrawal.

I will continue to send personal thank you notes to all our donors and will try to respond to everyone who has messaged us on Instagram. Once again, we are filled with immense gratitude.

With Love (and a snug pug hug),

Betty + Bentley

@thepuglifeofbentley (Bentley's IG)
@thepugqueen (Izabella's IG)
@chancethemiraclepug (Chance's IG)
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I am astounded by the outpouring of support this campaign has received in the past 3 hours. Our initial goal of raising $1,000 was reached in less than 3 hours. Every time I click to refresh this page, I see more donations, comments, and shares on Facebook. Last I checked, we have over 900 shares! That is completely and utterly incredible.

I have changed the goal to $5,000. I am confident that we will reach this in honor of Chance and the work Izabella does. Anything is possible and miracles really do happen. Chance is proof of that.

This is the power one little pug who was broken in every sense of the word still has, even though he is no longer with us today. His story will continue to inspire people from around the world. Chance continues to bring kind-hearted, generous, and beautiful people like yourself together. This little community of support fills my heart. With your support, Izabella will be able to continue to provide for her current and future rescue pugs.

#TakeAChance means so much to me. To be given a chance to feel loved, to be given a chance at a second life, to be given a chance to LIVE again. These are the most beautiful moments in life that should be cherished, always.

Thank you for sharing our campaign and for your endless support from the bottom of my heart. I will be typing my fingers away to write personal thank you notes in the hours to come. xx

- Betty and Bentley
@thepuglifeofbentley on Insta
@thepugqueen (Izabella’s Insta)
@chancethemiraclepug (Chance’s Insta)
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Raised by 549 people in 9 months
Created January 11, 2018
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