OC-Based Non-Profit Group Vying for Top Prize To Help Local German Shepherd Dogs Find ‘Furever’ Homes
Newport Beach, CA ….. In this corner, hometown heroes, German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County from Newport Beach, voted 2011 “Best Place To Get A Pet in Orange County” by OC Weekly Magazine. In the opposite corner, Grey Muzzle Boxer organization, based in Texas. It’s the ultimate big down show down, with the winner of the online voting competition trotting home with $3,000 for their non-profit animal rescue. The virtual fur is flying—the contenders are sinking in their teeth. The German Shepherds refuse to roll over and a .05 margin separates the two groups. The German Shepherds are asking for your online vote to help them save more local dogs that are injured and abandoned, many of which have lost their homes due to tough economic times. Contest ends at 11:50 Pacific Time on September 16 !
According to the organization’s director, German Shepherd Rescue of OC needs this prize to help complete a kennel project that will allow them to house more dogs at less cost. It’s a project that has started and stopped several times due to a shortage of funds. “We’ve been experiencing a financial drought this summer and this has compromised our ability to save more dogs,” explains Maria Dales. “When the economy is tough for people, it’s even tougher for homeless animals. Request for help come in to us daily, but our resources are stretched as far as they can go.” The all-volunteer organization currently has more than 75 purebred shepherds under its care. Dogs range in age, color and size, with many having completed basic obedience training.
“We know that many people are facing financial challenges and are unable to donate funds to support our mission. But they can still help our dogs by simply logging on to http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/projects-for-paws.faces?siteId=3 every single day and voting for the FUREVER HOME entry to help our local shepherds find happily ever after homes.”
“Of course, we love all dogs, including boxers,“ adds Dales. “But we want to make sure that our local dogs receive the comfort and care they deserve, and this windfall will go a long way toward that goal.”
German Shepherd Rescue of OC is a 501c3 organization (EIN 20-3455479). Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. For more information about German Shepherd Rescue of OC, visit www.gsroc.org