Charity Ride for the Rescue
Let me explain . . . Southern West Virginia IS the “coalfields” area of the state that you see in the media. In a region where spay/neuter laws are nonexistent (no matter how hard we try!) unemployment is high and incomes are low; pet overpopulation, disease, abuse, and homelessness have made euthanizing animals an unfortunate way of life here. The successes are many and exhilarating, but you remember the hopeless things more during the long hours.
Southern WV Animal League is a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue organization that provides life-saving veterinary treatment, foster care, relocation, food, shelter and HOPE to animals in one of the poorest areas of the country. They labor to alleviate the pain, suffering and loneliness of animals who never asked to live in an area where a forever home is often just a dream they will never realize. If you believe that every animal deserves a loving, secure home, then please help by supporting my charity ride for the rescue.
Now, on the anniversary of my accident and closing in on my 60th birthday, I’m attempting to ride my bike 470 miles across the state of North Carolina to raise funds for Southern WV Animal League, an all-volunteer organization. On October 2nd I'll peddle out of Banner Elk, NC and finish at Atlantic Beach, NC on October 8th. I’m asking for your support as I ride to conquer my fear and help the Southern WV Animal League conquer their fear.
I hope I can do it and I hope you’ll help!
Dr. Streit is so thankful for the support that he and SWVAL have received and he hopes that it doesn't end when he puts his bike on the back of the truck and heads home. There are so many animals that need saving in southern WV, that we need your support year around in getting the mission accomplished. Stay tuned for tomorrows update to see how Dr. Streit finished out the ride.
Sugar brings such joy to our little family, we are so blessed to have her, and that she fit right in with us. A super thank you to Breanna for sending me pics of Sugar, for SWVAL, and for Dr. Streit, and staff at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic--- And Sugar says to say thank you from her too---ruff