Saturday, January 23, 2010

Chuck & Don's Paw Print Fundraiser

Pet Haven was selected by Chuck & Don's to be the recipient of their annual holiday Paw Prints fundraiser in 2009. We are extremely grateful to Chuck & Don's and their very generous customers for giving so much. C&D customers donated over $29,000 and C&D matched the donations raised by 25%. Last Thursday, three of Pet Haven's board members were presented with a check in the amount of $36,314!. The entire amount will go to support Pet Haven's Spay/Neuter Initiative. To learn more about Pet Haven's Spay Neuter Initiative click here. Last year Chuck & Don's also raised $34,000 in their Pins for Pets fundraiser and designated Minnesota Spay Neuter Project as the recipient of the donations.

In 2009 Pet Haven distributed approximately $30,000 in grants to other rescues and shelters (specifically for spay/neuter efforts) and individuals in need of spay/neuter assistance. The additional funds provided by Chuck & Don's will enable Pet Haven to help even more rescues/shelters and individuals.

We have a serious pet overpopulation crisis with 3 - 4 million dogs and cats being euthanized in shelters across the country. We simply cannot adopt our way out of the overpopulation problem. Chuck & Don's shares our belief that spay/neuter efforts are critical to preventing the needless suffering of animals -- we need to prevent unwanted litters.

A million thanks to Chuck & Don's for your commitment and support of the animal welfare community in Minnesota and for walking side by side with so many local rescues/shelters/organizations to be a strong voice and supporter for spay/neuter efforts.

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