We are excited to announce the benefiting charities for the 2014 Fast and the Furry event. Each charity will benefit not only in the exposure they will receive from the event, but also by earning $10 for each participant that denotes their charity when registering to run or walk. Plus participants are encouraged to fundraise for one of our charities and will earn incentives for doing so.
Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. We envision a future in which every person who needs and wants an assistance dog can have one.
Homeward Bound has rescued and placed over 15,500 orphan pets in 23 years. We are dedicated to the sheltering and fostering of homeless and unwanted animals. In addition, we take pride in the fact that we are a no-kill rescue and placement program that does not euthanize our animals if they are not adopted within a certain length of time.
Minnesota Progressive Animal Welfare Society (MN PAWS) was formed by a group of dedicated volunteers who hope to raise awareness of the plight of rural shelter dogs in this country. Our main goal is to pull adoptable dogs from these shelters, and place them into foster homes until appropriate forever homes can be found.
MN PAWS supports our chosen shelters with funding for spay/neuter initiatives, and donations (food, vaccinations, bedding, cleaning, and supplies) to improve the conditions and quality of life for the sheltered animals.
MN PAWS seeks to increase public awareness of the companion animal overpopulation issue and provide solutions to reduce the euthanasia of adoptable animals. All our animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, and receive initial vaccinations and other health care while in the foster program.
The Pet Project helps to keep pets and their caregivers together by providing pet food and pet supplies to food shelves. We offer quarterly low-cost vaccination clinics and provide information about other programs that provide reduced-cost veterinary care.
The Pet Project:
Saved By a Whisker Rescue is dedicated to providing refuge and medical care for homeless and unwanted animals with a primary focus on cats, to placing adoptable pets in permanent homes wtih an emphasis on finding the best fit for both the adoptive family and the adopted animal, to educating the public about animal welfare with emphasis on facts regarding declaowing, to fostering compassing and respect for animals, providing tips for pet owners to resolve common training issues, and to making resources available to pet owners and caretakers to have their pets spayed or neutered.