Lori's 50th Birthday Fundraiser

$31,862 of $50k goal

Raised by 116 people in 24 months
It's my 50th Birthday!  To celebrate, I'm asking my friends, family and Downtown Dog Rescue supporters to consider donating to our cause, to support the Shelter Intervention Programs at the East Valley, North Central and South Los Angeles Shelters.  My goal is to raise $50,000 by April 1st to support the work these three programs are doing.  After being involved in animal welfare for almost 20 years, I believe keeping pets in their first home - forever home is one of the best investments one can make.  If I can raise $50,000, more families with pets, who think surrendering their cat, dog or rabbit to one of these three shelters, is their only option, will have an alternative.  The shelter intervention couselors offer low cost medical care, free spay/neuter, pay pet deposits, repair fencing/gates to keep dogs in their yards. pay for dog licenses, microchips, dog training and offer free humane euthanasia for terminally ill senior pets so they spend their last minutes with their family, not in a shelter in a cage alone.  Can you believe that the three programs combined have prevented close to 5000 pets from entering shelters since 2013!
A donation of even $10 will pay for a free vaccination, $50 can pay for a pet exam and medication, $75 will cover a spay/neuter surgery, $500 will pay for more serious medical care, often saving a pet's life.  I've dedicated my life to animal welfare and their is no greater gift than keeping a pet with their family. 
Wish me a HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY and donate today!
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Posted by Lori Weise
24 months ago
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My campaign has reach 10%+ of the goal! Thank you to everyone who has donated. With more donations, we can continue to help people like Wanda who brought her 12 year old dog to the East Valley shelter because she could not afford to vaccinate him or get a certificate to prove that he was neutered. She recently moved back to the Los Angeles area after taking care of her sick mother in Georgia. After her mom passed, she took Jazz, her mom's beloved companion. Making less than $800 a month, there was no way she could afford to care for Jazz and surrendering him to the shelter felt like her only option. Downtown Dog Rescue paid $69 for everything she needed, including a dog license so she could keep her pet, the only link to her mom. We all need help sometimes. With you donation we can keep more pets in their first home-forever home. THANK YOU for YOUR support!
Wanda with her dog Jazz 12 yr old
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$31,862 of $50k goal

Raised by 116 people in 24 months
Created March 10, 2015
HV
$30
Holland VanDieren
22 months ago

Lori, we just met and I hope we'll be neighbors. We share the same hearts for dogs and appreciation for mcm design (in that order -!)

MF
$35
Mary Lou Force
23 months ago

What you guys do makes such a difference. Thank you. And happy birthday, Lori!

SA
$50
susan adams
23 months ago
CD
$250
Christopher Davis
23 months ago(Offline Donation)
MS
$300
Mary Stout
23 months ago(Offline Donation)
LW
$200
Linda Weise
23 months ago(Offline Donation)

Happy Birthday to my daughter!

DE
$250
Dianna Eaton
23 months ago(Offline Donation)
FF
$180
Funny For Fido
23 months ago(Offline Donation)

A donation to support the shelter intervention program, specifically to help the homeless family stay at the Motel 6

JM
$100
Joan Maguire
23 months ago(Offline Donation)
LN
$100
Leida Neidecker
23 months ago(Offline Donation)
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