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Cupcake asks… Do you know how to Give to the Max?

November 14, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here in Minnesota we have this unique thing called Give to the Max Day.

It’s one day

Thursday, November 15th (that’s today!)

for just 24 hours

thousands of Minnesota nonprofits come together to raise millions of dollars in just 24 hours. The idea is to bring attention to Minnesota non-profits while at the same time helping them to raise money so they can continue to give back to their communities (people and pets).

It’s also money that in many cases will help them operate for another year.

Non-profits have an added bonus for participating in Give to the Max Day… a chance to win matching dollars by winning one of the tiered grant prizes:

$12,500 prize grant*

$5,000 prize grant*

$2,500 prize grant*

$1,000 prize grant**

*Awarded to the top three nonprofit organizations which receive the most dollars during Give to the Max Day.

**Awarded to each nonprofit in 4th through 10th place.

This year there is one non-profit that is very much in need of your dollars and a chance at one of the grant prizes – Minnesota Sheltie Rescue (MNSR).

This organization is very near and dear to my heart. They walked with me, searched with me, supported me, and paid dollars out of their precious funds, to help me find my missing foster Sheltie, Cupcake. I cannot begin to tell you how much they were there for me throughout the 12 days she was missing. Do you know many rescues do that for their foster dogs? I can tell you from experience, not many.

Dawn is grateful that Minnesota Sheltie Rescue and its wonderful donors were there in her time of need. She was almost catatonic, and her coat was matted with dog poop. She was treated for ear mites, had a lipoma removed, came through complications from her spay, and had 9 teeth extracted during her dental.

But, MNSR has done much more than that.

In 2012, they rescued Shelties in need from across the country. They took in dogs left behind in shelters, strays found by strangers, and puppy mill dogs in need of a second chance. As a result, MNSR had some really huge medical bills this year. Through Oct. 31st, 2012, they paid out over $46,000.00 in veterinary costs – this was to cover spaying and neutering, teeth extractions, vaccinations, medicine, and special care for dogs with thyroid issues, seizures, and other more serious medical issues.

There has been a big increase in the number of older Shelties being released from breeding facilities (i.e., puppy mills) and, as you can imagine, most of these dogs have not been in good health. With the great generosity of past donors, MNSR had the funds to help these dogs in 2012, but now those funds have been used up.

We could really use your help.

Minnesota Sheltie Rescue is so very important to me. Won’t you help me to give back and help other Shelties in need?

You don’t have to be from Minnesota.

You don’t even have to give big (although we welcome big donations!) – $5 or $10 makes a difference – and on Give to the Max Day it makes even more of a difference because sponsors will double your donation. 

It’s so easy to do too! Just click on any one of the photos in this post or click on this link:  http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Minnesota-Sheltie-Rescue and make a donation today. Because…

It’s only one day

Thursday, November 15th

for only 24 hours

Cupcake says thank you!

Cupcake came from a puppy mill with her baby. She was terrified of people and was almost feral. She is so grateful that Minnesota Sheltie Rescue paid for her spay, her teeth extractions and the medicine she needed to help her cope with her new world. She and her mom are also very grateful that Minnesota Sheltie Rescue brought them together and helped them find one another when Cupcake was lost. She never would have found her forever home if not for MNSR. She thanks you for your donation.

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  1. November 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Bless your heart, Mel. Thank you! And thank you for giving Cuppers a loving forever home where she feels safe, and where she knows she belongs.

    • Mel
      November 15, 2012 at 6:49 AM

      You are so welcome. I know it’s been a tough year.
      I think Cuppers knew before I did that she had found her forever home. 🙂

  2. November 15, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    I really like the idea behind “Give to the Max” Day. This is the time of year many people start thinking about where they are going to donate and how much. Hopefully this push helps a lot of people decide to give just a little extra.

  3. November 15, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    As is so often the case, it was meant to be. You had coincidentally posted her photo when you were considering fostering for Minnesota Sheltie Rescue, not even knowing that she needed a new foster home. Her time apart from you forged such a strong emotional connection that you both felt while she was lost. The most touching thing many of us have ever experienced – seeing you reunited.

    • Mel
      November 18, 2012 at 9:10 PM

      I think it was meant to be. Out of all the Shelties I chose the one from your website that would end up being my forever dog. Who could have ever predicted that? 🙂

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