Thursday, June 17, 2010

“Saving just one animal won’t change the world, but it surely will change the world for that one animal.” Richard C. Call

Founded in 2008, Friends of Jacksonville Animals is an amazing organization. I have had first hand experience with their "adoption promotion" with Chester but they do much more as well, from giving medical supplies to the shelters and helping families who would like to adopt an animal who needs heartworm treatments to providing beds and toys for the animals. They are like my favorite character, The Lorax, in that they truly speak for the animals.

So when Glenys, a rescue advocate as well, approached me and asked if I would be willing to donate a gift certificate for a fundraiser at her office benefiting FOJA I was more than happy to oblige! I love any opportunity to help out my furrie friends and I knew any money raised for FOJA was going to do just that. The fundraiser was yesterday and today I received a wonderful email from Glenys!

I want you to know that all 9 dogs that FOJA brought here were adopted yesterday along with one (super cute) orange/white fluffy kitty. We raised about $3145 for them via the raffles and silent auction. They said that this was their most successful event ever as they normally only bring 6 dogs and if 2 get adopted, they felt that they did well. Well, we set a new bar for them! Thank you sooooo much for your donation. You will have to post the picture of the pet that won your wonderful gift certificate at the silent auction!

I saw photos of one of the pups up for adoption (I think Glenys was trying to get me to bring home a 5th dog!!) and he was seriously CUH-UTE! Black and white and just a baby at 6 months old. Thank goodness he found a home and I didn't have to go get him myself. Whew!

Now I wait in anticipation to meet the lucky winner of my gift certificate and his/her people!