Posted by: runfordogs | May 10, 2012

Q and A on the Pibble 50K project

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1.  Why help only PIT BULLS?

The short answer is that pit bulls are by far the most discriminated against dogs.  They are unjustly under fire, and we feel such a strong need to educate folks, fundraise, and support the general pit bull mission.  We raised money previously this year for two different rescue groups, and helped all of the dogs (although we stipulated that we want to help rescues who accepted pit bulls – not all do).  We each intimately know and love pit bulls.  We also know the stats (numbers euthanized yearly in DFW ALONE, and they’re not pretty.  It’s time for change, and we WILL make it…one step at a time.

2.  Why rescue?  Are things THAT bad?  

The numbers are staggering.  Here’s an example, taken from the Paws in the City website:

In 2008-2009, the City of Dallas shelter alone took in 33,617 dogs and cats and:

  • euthanized 26,542 dogs and cats (20,022 dogs and 6,520 cats)
  • adopted out 2,517 dogs and cats
  • redeemed back to owners 2,425 dogs and cats
  • rescue organizations saved 1,420 dogs and cats
Estimates are that 200,000 are euthanized each year across the Metroplex.  The numbers have only gone up since then…
 
When my first rescue dog died from cancer at age 12 in 2010, I honestly felt that I had a calling to help.  I’ve always loved dogs, but suddenly I felt like I needed to make a difference.  I saw a quote that sticks with me.  It goes something like this:
 
“I aways have said “Somebody should do something about that.” Then I realized I am somebody.”
 
We do the best we can with the resources that we have, but we all need to work together for REAL change!
 

3.  Why work with Crowdrise?

We are individuals.  We don’t have 501c3 status.  Crowdrise is simply the best fundraising vehicle available for individual folks wanting to make a difference, primarily because they are a 501c3 (Network for Good is the name).  The money that is donated through Crowdrise is mailed out monthly to the named beneficiary of the project.  So in our case, Operation Kindness will receive a months check in the amount raised per month from Network for Good.  The money never passes through our hands, and donors immediately receive tax receipts via email upon making a donation.  It’s also really fun to watch and work on the fundraiser through Crowdrise…I don’t know of another fundraising medium that is so interactive!

Why are you running a 50K as part of this project?

Our hearts and souls are into helping these rescue dogs.  We’re willing to run 31 miles and invest our own money to build into something greater!  

Any other questions?  Please ask!

 

 

 

 
 

  

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