Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Would You Spend $50 to Save A Life?

Support the Last Chance Animal Rescue Fund, and save a puppy from the death chamber.

Since Oprah aired her expose on puppy mills in late 2007, there have been great strides in stopping the cruel abuse dogs face in puppy mills. I like to think that most people just don't realize how their purchase of a puppy from a pet store feeds the multi-billion dollar industry that puts greed above humane care of living creatures. But when you're ready for a pure-bred (or nearly so) puppy, where can you find one?

The recently formed Last Chance Animal Rescue Fund is a wonderful resource for families in the market for a pup, or older dog. Whitney and Priscilla, along with their growing army of volunteers, rescue puppies, often just weaned from their mothers, who have been dropped at shelters in South Carolina and are facing euthanasia. Last Chance brings them to Long Island where the demand for puppies far outnumbers the supply of healthy dogs. Since January 2009, Last Chance, in partnership with Southampton Town, has rescued and placed more than 50 dogs who would have been killed in the southern shelters.

Now they need your help. Their next fundraiser, the Party for the Pups, is to be held on March 28th at Martha Clara Vineyard in Jamesport. Tix are $50 in advance and $55 at the door. Fine Long Island Wine, great food, dancing and live music are in store for all who attend. Can't make it? Donations of any size are appreciated. Check it all out here.

AND, FOSTER HOMES ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED! If you have room in your life to help a pup get settled after the stress of the shelter, please let Last Chance know about it. Even if you can't make a permanent commitment, a loving transistional home will do wonders for these little ones.

See more pups here
Please help!!!

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