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Angie Slavens

Angie Slavens

Welcome Supporters!

A book I recently read proclaimed that animals have a superpower – they keep us in the present moment, the only place where we find true happiness, not regretting the past or fearing the future. They are our teachers of unconditional love, who give so much yet ask for so little. The myriad of animals I have known and loved in my lifetime have certainly demonstrated these truths to me, and I’m sure that if you have ever had a pet, you can also deeply relate.

Anyone who knows me knows that animals are one of the most important aspects of my life. I do what I can to help out wherever I am in the world, whether it’s adopting my own pets (see image above!), donating or volunteering at Another Chance Cat Rescue in KC, participating in TNR (trap neuter return) in Abu Dhabi (which has a very serious homeless animal problem) or just stopping to feed a hungry stray as I go about my day. There are many people like me in this world, performing such acts, and far greater ones, but we still have a major homeless pet problem in the US and around the world.

In the US alone, six to eight million animals enter homeless shelters each year and roughly half of these beautiful souls must be euthanized. Global estimates put the homeless cat and dog population at around 300 million. I often find myself overwhelmed when I think about the miniscule changes that I am able to bring about as only a single person. I do know that every small gesture makes a difference, but it is also my wish to enact change on a larger scale. This is why I am embarking on this campaign to financially support many of those who dedicate their lives to saving animals on a daily basis by RUNNING FOR THE LIVES OF HOMELESS PETS IN THE 2019 CHICAGO MARATHON on October 13, 2019!

PAWS Chicago is dedicated to building No Kill communities in the Chicago area. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless animals euthanized per year in Chicago has dropped by more than 80 percent.

Please consider supporting me by making a donation and helping PAWS Chicago provide vital medical care, food and shelter to thousands of homeless pets this year. PAWS receives no government funding and relies solely on people like you to help provide continued care for Chicago's homeless animals.

My goal for PAWS Chicago is $1,750, but I don’t want to stop there. After I have achieved this goal, I will open a separate fundraiser that will benefit Another Chance Cat Rescue, a No Kill cat shelter in my hometown of Kansas City. I hope you will help me exceed my initial goal for the Chicago community and then to keep the funding flowing to the local KC community. Let’s see just how big of a difference we can make in the quest to build truly humane and compassionate communities, one pet at a time.

I hope you will consider donating to this cause. But if not, I hope this message encourages you to perform an act of kindness for an animal in need near you. Your actions may not change the world, but you may forever change the world for the animal you choose to help.

Finally, should you feel that this is a worthy cause, please consider sharing my page with your network or check with your employer to see if they will match your donation to make the most out of your generosity.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message and for your consideration to support this endeavor!

Angie

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$1,750
raised of $1,750 goal
 

Recent Donations

1. Kathleen Schuler
$75.00
2. Annette McGillycuddy
Dear Angie, Great cause, thank you for making a difference. We hope to see you this year. Great luck with the Chicago Marathon! Love, Annette & Padraig
$175.00
3. Dave
Angie, Deb and I as well as Oscar, Pepper and Sage are in support. Just catching up on emails from last trip. Good cause. Any (personal) records you're going for? Dave
4. Saba Khan
All the best, Angie!
$50.00
5. Janet Taylor
$100.00
6. Domenica Misale
you go girl!!!