Walk of Awareness 2016

$3,573 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 34 months
My name is Jeannine Fullmer the founder/director of the Fullmer Menagerie Animal Rescue, which is located in Salina, Utah. We are a non-profit 501c-3.

I have a goal to work myself out of a job. In doing this I want to bring awareness of shelter companions along with spay and neuter.  I would like to raise funds to assist with my rescue but, I also want to raise a portion of this to go toward a fund which can help low income people in the process of spaying and neutering their dogs and cats.

I have decided to do a walk of awareness. In this walk I plan to start in May down South by the Arizona boarder and work my way up with my trusted rescue shelter dog Ollie along with some of our other wonderful dogs we have in our rescue program. 

I have hopes that through different check points I can encourage people with rescue dogs or who have the same passion to join me.

I also would like to somehow get support or raise funds per mile as well as each individual who joins me throughout the trek. My thought is….. (This is where my age comes in because I was one of the kids who would walk the march of dimes walk-a thons when I was much younger), I would like to have pledge forms that folks can get pledges per mile from their family and friends.  These then, would go directly into an account which shall be used to assist the spay and neuters.

My goal is to end up in Idaho in the first of July.


Some of the items I know that would be very helpful are as followed:

·       Garmin® Montana 650 GPS

·       Ultralight Tent under 6 pounds

·       Ultralight down sleeping bag

·       Sleeping pad

·       Mountainsmith Dog Pack

·       Mountain house food

·       High Protein Dog food

·       Solar Phone charger

·       KENETREK replacement boots

I know that there many other items that I still have not listed but this is a great start of the kind of items that will be needed.


Allocations of funds:

$4000.00 of it will be going toward concrete for the outside dog run areas of kennels.
$3000.00 will go toward spray insulation for both the cattery/dog kennels for winter.
$7000.00 would go into a fund that will be used for low income folks that use a voucher to spay or neuter their companion. (So in a sense when using a voucher, they would pay $10.00 -$20.00 . We would pay that so that it would assist them through this fund.) I am hoping, once this gets off the ground more people will want to donate to the cause, so it will keep going.


Information on the Great Western Trail

The Great Western Trail is a unique corridor of braided and paralleling trails for both motorized and non-motorized users. The trail system traverses 4,455 miles through Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. It incorporates stunning desert and canyon landscapes, plateaus, woodlands, dense forests and alpine meadows. It links 18 National Forests, Indian, State and BLM lands and encompasses the most diverse vegetation, topography and wildlife in the western United States.

Over 1,600 miles of Great Western Trail exist in Utah. The trail begins at the Idaho border west of Bear Lake near Beaver Mountain. It then passes along the Wasatch Front near Peter Sinks and Hardware Ranch, moving down through Brighton Ski Resort, around Mount Timpanogos, and east to Skyline Drive. Trails continues past Fish Lake moving south near Bryce Canyon National Park, Deer Springs Wash, through the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and exits the state midway between Kanab and Page, Arizona.

The Great Western Trail encompasses many of the popular trails throughout the State. It is unusual in the sense that it provides "something somewhere for everyone." Some segments are non-motorized; some are shared use, while other portions were developed for motorized use. One of the connected trails, the Paiute ATV Trail, traverses three mountain ranges, rugged canyons and the deserts of central Utah. The Great Western Trail is in essence the backbone of the state's trail system.

In 1996, the Great Western Trail was designated Utah's Centennial Trail by Governor Michael Leavitt as part of Utah's Statehood Centennial celebration. In 2000, the GWT was designated one of 16 National Millennium Trails by the White House and the Department of Transportation. The Great Western Trail is currently under study by the U.S. Congress to become part of the National Trails System.


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I am excited to say we are in the beginning stages of building a facility here on the Fullmer Menagerie Animal Rescue to do boarding, daycare and low cost spay/neuter.
Please help us with this endeavor by donating just a little today.
We will be able to host transport dogs going to their forever homes . When I say host..... volunteers from all over donate their time , vehicles, and money to transport companion animals across the United States. These companions animals must have sleep overs at night until they continue their amazing adventure.
We will have a daycare to help companions not get left in shelters by socializing them and do a bit of training. An untrained dog will more likely end up in a shelter..
Last but far from least we will be offering, with a voucher, low cost spay and neuter.
I walked 1600 miles on the Walk of Awareness dreaming of this day. We here at the Fullmer Menagerie Animal Rescue want to help those who have trouble with spaying and neutering their beloved companion and make it easier.
Please help us by continuing your support and donations for this program.
Sometimes to can take a village.
This is where our new building will be placed. Easy access for the public right across from the city park.
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I am so excited to announce we are getting our first spay.
I want to thank all who have donated so far to this campaign.
This spay & neuter fund could not happen without each and everyone of you helping but, we are a long way out from our goal.
Please please help us by donating just a small amount.
We have so many animals that need to be spayed & neutered to stop the over population in the shelters and to stop the killing on death row.
Let's work together......
Today is a great day to spay & neuter!!!!!
Check us out also at
Fullmermenagerieanimalrescue.org
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The tribe and pack here at Fullmer's Menagerie Dog Rescue is head over tails to announce the inbound arrival of our founder, Jeannine Fullmer from her walk of awareness.

This walk was a 1600 mile trek on the Great Western trail starting in Southern Utah and finishing just short of the Idaho border.

"I'm happy to be home but I so miss the trail" said founder Jeannine Fullmer. Jeannine and her trail companion, Ollie, were stopped just short of the Idaho border by unsafe conditions and unforeseen new regulations by Federal Forrest Service workers.

"I would have literally had to camp on a highway in the canyons leading to the Idaho border" "very unsafe" said Fullmer. It was also unforeseeable that the last part of the trail would be over-run by homeless and visitors to the area that by their sheer numbers made it unsafe to finish the last day of the walk.

This leaves 10 miles to finish the 1600 mile trek. Our tribe and tail wagging pack will be sponsoring a multiple night camping trip into the hills above the Menagerie. It will be there that our tribe and pack and invited guests will camp the first night and have campfire stories and then turn in early for an early rise and break camp the next morning for a 5 mile hike. We will then set up camp for our last evening on the trail. We will celebrate each night by sharing Mt House meals around the fire. Mt House was the official food of the Walk of Awareness. The last morning we will break camp and head out for our last 5 mile victory walk on the trail together.

At the end of the trail we hope to have all of our guests and as many of our donors present to celebrate Jeannine's success and life's work! We will put Jeannine through a wetting down ceremony to officially mark the end of the trail and walk of awareness.

The Menagerie Tribe will release the dates and itinerary for the final 10k victory trail event as soon as we can arrange them.

Dust off your back packs and camping gear now and have it ready. Space is limited, so if you want to go, give us a holler or a howl and let us know to count you in the gravy train!

To our founder Jeannine, we salute you! We raise our hands and paws to high five you and thank you for following your heart and vision for our spay and neuter program.

Congratulations to you Jeannine!

PLEASE PLEASE CONTINUE TO DONATE TO THIS CAMPAIGN. We still have a long way to go. We have SO MANY companions to save from shelters, SO MANY companions to spay & neuter.
We can not do this without you. Please help.
We CAN make a difference!!!
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The tribe and pack here at Fullmer's Menagerie Dog Rescue is head over tails to announce the inbound arrival of our founder, Jeannine Fullmer from her walk of awareness.

This walk was a 1600 mile trek on the Great Western trail starting in Southern Utah and finishing just short of the Idaho border.

"I'm happy to be home but I so miss the trail" said founder Jeannine Fullmer. Jeannine and her trail companion, Ollie, were stopped just short of the Idaho border by unsafe conditions and unforeseen new regulations by Federal Forrest Service workers.

"I would have literally had to camp on a highway in the canyons leading to the Idaho border" "very unsafe" said Fullmer. It was also unforeseeable that the last part of the trail would be over-run by homeless and visitors to the area that by their sheer numbers made it unsafe to finish the last day of the walk.

This leaves 10 miles to finish the 1600 mile trek. Our tribe and tail wagging pack will be sponsoring a multiple night camping trip into the hills above the Menagerie. It will be there that our tribe and pack and invited guests will camp the first night and have campfire stories and then turn in early for an early rise and break camp the next morning for a 5 mile hike. We will then set up camp for our last evening on the trail. We will celebrate each night by sharing Mt House meals around the fire. Mt House was the official food of the Walk of Awareness. The last morning we will break camp and head out for our last 5 mile victory walk on the trail together.

At the end of the trail we hope to have all of our guests and as many of our donors present to celebrate Jeannine's success and life's work! We will put Jeannine through a wetting down ceremony to officially mark the end of the trail and walk of awareness.

The Menagerie Tribe will release the dates and itinerary for the final 10k victory trail event as soon as we can arrange them.

Dust off your back packs and camping gear now and have it ready. Space is limited, so if you want to go, give us a holler or a howl and let us know to count you in the gravy train!

To our founder Jeannine, we salute you! We raise our hands and paws to high five you and thank you for following your heart and vision for our spay and neuter program.

Congratulations to you Jeannine!

PLEASE PLEASE do not stop donating to this campaign. We still have so much to do. We still have so many shelter companions to save and so many companions to spay & neuter.

We can not do it without your help
Ollie and Nancy I think are going to
Nancy/Ollie both are shelter companions
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Guy Chism
27 months ago

Hey everyone she is half way done can we all redouble our efforts to get the word out? We have 17k to raise Do you know there are employers and companies that will match your non profit giving? If you give 100.00 and your employer or organization will match then the animals benefit from 200.00 Lets go all out to support this It's not about a person it's about the animals!!!!

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Lisa Manning
29 months ago

Two days down, 20+ miles under her belt and doing great.

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JK
$20
Joan Killelea
17 months ago

Walk on!

MP
$100
michelle painter
26 months ago

hope you find some water today

AS
$10
Amy Shafer
26 months ago

Great job!!

$25
Kyra Collins
27 months ago

You are a champion.

GS
$25
Glen Scarborough
27 months ago

Smile. :)

Guy Chism
27 months ago

Hey everyone she is half way done can we all redouble our efforts to get the word out? We have 17k to raise Do you know there are employers and companies that will match your non profit giving? If you give 100.00 and your employer or organization will match then the animals benefit from 200.00 Lets go all out to support this It's not about a person it's about the animals!!!!

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Lisa Manning
29 months ago

Two days down, 20+ miles under her belt and doing great.

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