In honor of Jerry's 41st Birthday coming on January 15th, Jerry's Fund 2012 is now active for the next few weeks until January 31st. The money being collected will be donated to Best Friends this year. Many of you reading may know Best Friends by the show "Dog Town", which aired/airs on Animal Planet. At our small rescue, Green Fur Kidz, we know them as fearless crusaders who send big trucks into the midwest states picking up the unwanted/used up breeder dogs & sending them to the northeast for rescue groups to help rehabilitate & rehome. But by far, the most important role that Best Friends has ever played in terms of notorious animal cruelty is that they were one of the groups that stepped up for the vick dogs by helping with their rehabilitation & rehoming. This rescue is the perfect recipient for Jerry's Fund since Jerry spoke out against what vick did to his dogs & the bad reputation he put on this breed that Jerry loved.
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We have spoken to one of Best Friends Directors & she said they have placed several of the vick dogs in forever loving homes so far - awesome news! They had originally taken in 23 of the vick dogs in hopes to save them all, which they have. The Director has set up an online memorial fund for Jerry's Fund contributors & has earmarked the donations collected in his name for Best Friends' "Cambuly Fund". The Cambuly Fund helps rehabilitate Pit Bulls that have been victims of dog fighting - whether used for bait or for actual fighting.
Please consider donating to Jerry's Fund directly to the recipient - Best Friends - by clicking on the link below. You must choose the "In Memory" tribute type & put "Gennaro Prete" in the tribute name field of the page so that they can place the funds in Jerry's Fund account. After the end of January, his mom & sister will receive Jerry's Fund acknowledgement from Best Friends letting them know that his friends are keeping Jerry's name alive with good works for the dogs he cared about & something he was very much against, dog fighting.
You can also mail a check directly in with a note saying the donation is a tribute In Memory of Gennaro Prete. The address to send the donation to is:
Best Friends Animal Society
Attn: Sheila Johnson
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
☆★Your donation is tax deductible for your 2012 taxes☆★
Once you have sent your donation in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org & let us know your donation amount so that we can subtract it from our goal for this year, which is $1,000. If you prefer to not donate directly to Jerry's Fund recipient (Best Friends), you can donate by using the chipin link to the right, which we will then send to them after the chipin event has closed on January 31st.
Thank you for considering to help one of Jerry's favorite breeds of dog - the Pit Bull - by donating in Jerry's memory via Jerry's Fund.