NATIONAL FEED A RESCUE PET WEEK CELEBRATES “ADDIE THE STRAY DOG”
In honor of National Feed a Rescue Pet Week, Rescue Bank., a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org, and The Animal Rescue Site celebrate the success story of a stray dog named Addie. The goal of this charitable week (July 23-29) is to raise funds to provide 5 million meals for homeless pets across the country and to find Addie a forever home.
Addie is a stray dog that was found by an Arizona rescue and was diagnosed with a rare condition that resulted in the erosion of her joints. Addie had gone so long without treatment that the carpal joints in her front legs were basically nonexistent and she had resorted to crawling on a daily basis.
“Rescue Bank’s impact goes beyond providing meals to homeless dogs and cats,” said Elizabeth Asher, executive director for Rescue Bank. “Because we provided meals to Addie’s rescue, they were able to take the money they saved and spend it on life-saving rehabilitation for Addie. They were also able to provide front leg braces that gave her the opportunity to walk, run and play again!”
During National Feed a Rescue Pet Week, the pet-loving community can support more rescue dogs like Addie and visit www.feedarescuepet.com . A $10 donation will pay to deliver 400 meals and saves animal welfare organizations $170 in food costs.
In addition to providing a direct donation, animal-lovers can contribute to the cause by shopping on the site or with a free daily click at The Animal Rescue Site.
About Rescue Bank
Rescue Bank, a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org, is the world’s largest pet food distribution program. Rescue Bank operates on the national food bank model to community-based animal welfare groups that typically lack access to resources. Rescue Bank recognizes that these smaller, less-visible groups represent a substantial portion of America’s animal rescue resource.
Rescue Bank works with name-brand suppliers to deliver donated pet food for both the on-going needs of more than 1,800 animal welfare organizations and the immediate needs of communities after disasters such as hurricanes, floods and fires. Since establishing its national network in 2011, Rescue Bank has delivered over 275 million meals of nutritious, wholesome pet food.
For more information visit http://rescuebank.org or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/RescueBank.
GreaterGood.org is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. Over the last 10 years, GreaterGood.org has given over $150 million in cash and in-kind grants to over 5,000 charitable partners worldwide and created and operates several Signature Programs to help animals, including Rescue Rebuild and Rescue Bank. To learn more, visit GreaterGood.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About The Animal Rescue Site
Founded in 2002, The Animal Rescue Site provides food and vital care for some of the eight million unwanted animals given to shelters every year in the U.S., as well as animals in desperate need around the world. Over four million animals are put to death every year in the U.S. alone because they are abandoned and unwanted. Together, we can change that.