Help Izzy rescue animals from the pound!

$1,437 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 62 people in 47 months
Isabella is a 9 year old with a big heart, a passion for animals and a lot of determination. Not being satisfied with her own $100 donation, she decided to embark on a fundraising mission in order to save as many pets from death row as possible.

Now you'll find Izzy telling anybody who will listen about her cause, and for good reason too. 

Every year in Australia alone, a quarter of a million beautiful, loving, dogs and cats are destroyed because they are no longer wanted or loved.

Isabella's donating the funds she raises to a rescue group run by volunteers called Claws 'N' Paws Rescue. They rescue dogs and cats from pounds, sometimes when they've only been given hours left to live. 

If you're in the market for a furry companion remember to 'adopt' don't shop. Check out PetRescue to see thousands of adorable puppies, kittens, dogs and cats that are waiting for their forever home. You can enquire about becoming a foster parent to a four legged friend too. Yet another way to save lives!

See Isabella's written plea below. If you can donate please do, if you can share her cause too even better. 

Many thanks!

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Three weeks in and Izzy has smashed her target of $1000! It hasn't been easy though.

Isabella's already exhausted the ink supply in the printer twice. Run out of glue numerous times, overcome the nerves to approach strangers and business owners to discuss what she's up to, and ask in a very sweet diplomatically correct way if they might like to help or donate. Plastered notice boards and bus stops with posters, and flooded the local streets with flyers. Izzy's also been busy taking orders for loom bracelets from people donating at her stepmum's work, writing beautiful thank you notes, and personally designing the cards with doggy cartoons.

She's found the time to do all of this in between juggling school, homework, projects, band, flute practice, swimming squads, math tutoring, listening to her parents nag her to clean her room, and being an all round fabulous kid!

A big thank you to Cactoblastis Mexican Kitchen at Neutral Bay for also placing one of Isabella's collection tins on their front counter. Check these beautiful people out if you're hungry. http://www.cactoblastismexican.com

A ginormous thank you to each and every one of you that has helped Isabella in reaching her goal. This hard working, passionate little lady was true to form and quickly bumped up her target as soon as she hit it. She'd like to save them all. Unfortunately, we know that eventually we're going to have to tell this very busy, very tired, little chicken that she needs some rest. I suspect that won't go down so well.

If you'd like to help Izzy rescue as many animals as possible from death row before mean mummy comes in and tells her she can't keep on saving the world please donate and share Izzy's story.

Thank you x
Izzy & the lovely people at Cactoblastis
Izzy and Toby clock up the K's
Resting after a long, hard day
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A little update. Izzy's still hot on the campaign trail. Here she is with some great advice for pet owners or people looking to purchase a new family member. This is the speech that Isabella prepared for her class 4HR. The highlight of her day... when one of her peers asked where the nearest pound was. "I think they're going to rescue a dog!" she said bright eyed, with a big smile on her face.

In other news, Isabella who normally feels very uncomfortable asking for things decided to put her discomfort aside for the benefit of animals stuck in the pound. A nervous Izzy worked up the courage to present her speech to her principal and run some ideas by her. The result, a transcript of Izzy's speech going into the school newsletter and a collection tin being placed in the front office for those willing to donate.

This will be the second collection tin Isabella has managed to get placed out there. Pizza Inn at Gosford has also kindly displayed Isabella's story and placed a tin out for donations.

As long as there are animals to help this little lady is going to keep on fighting. Stay tuned x
A powerful message from Izzy
Izzy tries to get businesses on board
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A bit of before school activism...

Isabella's keeping busy and cooking up schemes to help her raise more funds for furry friends. Unfortunately homework tends to get in the way. Lucky she's got Toby to help ;)

A big thank you to everybody that has already donated. There's always a super excited little voice yell out from the bedroom alerting us to a new grand figure. You absolutely make her day every time a donation comes in! This little lady would like to save the world and with your help she's getting that little bit closer.

Thank you x
Izzy hits the ferry stop notice board
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Kathy Tyrrel-Skees
2 months ago

I tried to donate but am getting a message saying something is wrong with the account. Also, you might want to raise the goal amount as I am sure people would keep donating.

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$1,437 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 62 people in 47 months
Created March 19, 2014
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$200
The Show 'em How Much You Love 'em Comapany
45 months ago (Offline Donation)

We hope that this small donation will help towards Isabella's fantastic work and will help make a difference.

KN
$20
Kath & Nige
46 months ago (Offline Donation)

We're very proud of everything you've achieved Bella! xxx

GT
$50
Gosford Pizza Inn donation tin
46 months ago (Offline Donation)
CM
$5
Camille McDermott
46 months ago (Offline Donation)

So proud of you Bella x

MC
$20
Mummy & Corky
46 months ago (Offline Donation)

Happy Easter little one! Don't eat it all at once :P We're very proud of you and all of your hard work!!! x

L
$10
Lisa
47 months ago (Offline Donation)
AW
$1
Alexandra Wong
47 months ago (Offline Donation)
MS
$10
Mitesh Solanig
47 months ago (Offline Donation)

Go get 'em beautiful!!

SC
$20
Sophia Nearhos & Co
47 months ago (Offline Donation)
IT
$10
Isabella & Toby
47 months ago (Offline Donation)
Kathy Tyrrel-Skees
2 months ago

I tried to donate but am getting a message saying something is wrong with the account. Also, you might want to raise the goal amount as I am sure people would keep donating.

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