Saturday, January 26, 2008

You can help Georgia dogs

Saving Georgia Dogs, Inc. is participating in a challenge being offered Six Degrees, partnered with the Case Foundation and Parade for America's Giving Challenge. The four charity badges that have the most unique donors will receive $50,000 for their cause. This could mean hundreds more lives saved in Georgia's kill shelters. They need your help!! The Challenge ends on January 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm eastern. SGD is a non profit 501(c)3 animal welfare organization and licensed rescue. All donations are tax deductible. The winners are determined by the number of donations, not the amount of money donated. They just need $10 donations to help them win! Please donate by clicking the orange donate button HERE. Georgia euthanizes 90,000 adoptable dogs each year, more than New York, New Jersey and Oregon combined. Another horrible fact is that some shelters in Georgia still use the gas chamber as a means of euthanizing these animals; it’s a cruel and inhumane death. The goal of SGD to stop this practice and to implement plans that not only rescues many more animals from shelters, but to help prevent animals from ending up in these shelters in the first place. Their goal is to implement programs for spay/neuter clinics and to lobby for mandatory spay/neuter requirements in local counties, to start a heart worm prevention/treatment fund to help low income families keep their pets healthy, humane education programs for local schools and a program to help victims of domestic violence who are staying in abusive situations because they don’t want to surrender their pets.

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