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Jul 29, 2007
As you are probably well aware, certain areas of the country have an overabundance of unwanted pets, such that it is of epidemic proportions. Georgia is one such area. Hundreds of perfectly healthy dogs and cats are "euthanized" every day in Georgia because there are simply not enough homes for them all. Not only that, but many pet owners in that area simply do not spay and neuter their pets, leading to a constant overabundance of puppies and kittens. These babies are not even exempt from the killing. Litters of kittens and puppies are put down every day. What is worse is that many animal control facilities do not "euthanize" these animals via injection...they are crammed into a box and poisoned with carbon monoxide gas. These animals are literally dying in gas chambers, and it is an extremely inhumane death.

How can you help? There are several great rescue organizations that work almost exclusively in Georgia with animal control facilities and high-kill shelters. Their goals typically include rescuing as many pets as possible from death, and either adopting them out locally, or assisting with transporting these pets to no-kill shelters or rescue groups who have much higher placement rates, sponsoring low cost spay and neuter clinics and assisting with other spay and neuter programs, and ending the inhumane use of gas chambers.

One such group is Saving Shelter Pets, Inc. SSP is an online community with a vast network of members, many of whom are "on the ground" in Georgia. Since its inception, SSP has saved literally hundreds of dogs and cats from an inhumane death and sent them on their way to new, loving lives. SSP has also helped spay and neuter hundreds of cats and dogs, thereby preventing the birth (and likely the death) of hundreds of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.

Saving Sheter Pets, Inc. is a 5013(c) non-profit organization that relies totally on donations.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

Earlier this year, Saving Shelter Pets participated in a contest sponsored by Kevin Bacon's charitable initiative, SixDegrees.org. A $10,000 matching grant was awarded to the top six charity badges. To win the contest, a charity had to generate the highest NUMBER of donations, collected through its charity badge. It was not the highest dollar amount of donations that wins, but the highest number of donors. In other words, it was a contest to see how many people could be inspired to get involved, and help to make a difference.

In this contest, Saving Shelter Pets received 861 donations. We finished in the TOP 10, very close to the top 6. While SSP did not win the grant money, it was an amazing finish considering we are a small grass roots organization made of a handful of volunteers, and many of the other charities were national names. It is something we are quite proud of. The donations from the contest alone gave SSP enough money to sponsor 60 dogs for rescue & transport, plus supplement the funding in our Puppy Promises program, Spay/Neuter program, and the Bernie's Buddies heartworm fund as well!

WELL – SixDegrees.Org is starting another contest– and SSP needs your help once again!

We're asking all of our friends and family to help us and the animals by donating just $10 to SSP, through the SixDegrees charity badge (link below). We were SO CLOSE last time, and we're committed to winning the grant money this time around!


ALSO – We would very much appreciate if, in the spirit of "networking for good", you would forward this e-mail on to the animal-loving family and friends on YOUR contact list. If you can, please attach a personal note to help your contacts understand how important this contest is to us.

A $10,000 grant for our organization can potentially save over 60 cats & dogs –– or spay & neuter over 200 animals –– or sponsor 25+ litters in our Puppy Promises program –– the possibilities are endless!

To make your donation today, please click on the orange "Donate" button on our Charity Badge: http://www.networkforgood.org/pca/Badge.aspx?BadgeId=106000

You can pay via credit/debit, check draft, or PayPal through the badge. Saving Shelter Pets, Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the IRS and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

You may also indicate where you would like us to use your donation (current urgent dog, Puppy Promises, etc.)

I would like to thank everyone for your generous support for the animals! Please forward this message to all your friends & family!

For more information on Saving Shelter Pets and our programs, please visit us at www.savingshelterpets.com




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