But that's not all! I had some money left for another non-profit that is dear to my heart, called Every Dog Counts Rescue. They are a local, all volunteer group who rescue dogs from high-kill shelters. Many of these dogs are not considered adoptable...seniors, dogs with heartworm, dogs who have been hit by cars or shot, dogs with medical problems like seizures or diabetes, tiny babies who require bottle-feeding, and dogs with "handicaps." They get these poor animals the veterinary care that they need, and endeavor to find them a forever home. Hence the name "every dog counts." I follow them on facebook, and it gives me great joy to see the work that they do.
A note to my coworkers: You will see our alumni NICU nurse Nikki appear in this video at 2:50. It's a video by EDCR about "General Jimmy," a dog that just could not be saved but received good care and an outpouring of love from the community in his hospice days. I'm warning you though, it's a tear-jerker and a little graphic. I cry every time.