First Annual* Lemon Giving Day
The part I wrote
Hi! You are at this page because you a) knew and loved Lemon, b) know and love me, or c) cannot stand me or my cats, but hope that by donating to PAWS Chicago you will make me stop telling you to donate to PAWS Chicago. I'm fine with all of this, but most especially if you knew and loved Lemon.
As you may recall, it was precisely this time last year that our beloved Lemon was taken so cruelly from us by the universe at large. July 1st, she wasn't eating, and July 4th we were making The Humane Decision. Darn cats and their inherent hiding of weakness, so we didn't know until it was way, way too late that she only had one good kidney, and that it had an infection. Stupid kidneys anyway.
I still miss her and can't stand that she's gone, but I've recently started volunteering for PAWS Chicago and can attest firsthand how worthy of a cause it is. They rescue SO MANY cats and dogs and give them good homes they would never have otherwise had the opporunity to enjoy. They gave me my Lemon, let's support them back.
*Annual is not the appropriate word for something that has never happened before, but I *like* how "First Annual" sounds and it's my fundraiser, so deal with it. If someone donates more than $100 I will change it to whatever title they want (profanity excluded).
The part PAWS Chicago wrote:
Thank you for donating to my fundraiser for PAWS Chicago.
PAWS Chicago is dedicated to building No Kill communities–starting with a No Kill Chicago–where all healthy and treatable pets are saved. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless pets euthanized per year in Chicago has dropped 80 percent.
Through adoptions, spay/neutering surgeries, volunteering and shelter medicine, PAWS is dedicated to setting new standards in the way that homeless animals are treated. In 2015, PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,987 pets and performed 18,418 spay/neuter surgeries.
Your support enables PAWS Chicago to provide vital medical care, food and shelter to thousands of homeless pets. PAWS receives no government funding and relies solely on the community for support.
With your help, we can build a truly humane and compassionate community, one pet at a time.
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