Pet rescue groups honored; black animals prevail

Dateline: Fri 03 Feb 2012

From good buddy Warren Patitiz of Move to Act, some happy news:

“Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Work” Win Cash in Rescue Rally

  Six all-volunteer animal rescue groups from the Greater Indianapolis area were awarded cash prizes for their rescue of dogs and cats from Indianapolis Animal Care & Control between October 15, 2011 and January 15, 2012. Fourteen groups participated in the second Rescue Rally, sponsored by local animal welfare organization Move to ACT.

 Winners and their prize totals were:

1st        Every Dog Counts Rescue                  $2,300.00

2nd       ARPO                                                  1,550.00

3rd        Mended Hearts Rescue                       1,400.00

4th        Lucky Dog Retreat                                 900.00

5th        Flying Herd Dog Rescue                        800.00

6th        Love of Labs                                           450.00


Participants competed to see which could rescue the most dogs, cats, special-needs animals, black dogs and cats, and animals who had spent the most time at IACC. More than 250 homeless animals were pulled from IACC by Rally participants, who found them foster or permanent homes.

 Black animals were highlighted because they are often overlooked by potential adopters. Fifty-five black dogs were rescued during the Rally, with the largest number, 28, pulled by Every Dog Counts Rescue.

 Physically challenged animals are also among the last to be adopted, and each of the winners listed several among their rescues. Mended Hearts Rescue claimed additional prize money for rescuing a sight-impaired dog, as well as the most cats rescued.

Pet Supplies Plus donated gift cards to the winners.

“Rescue Rally is possible because of the generous support of many local businesses and individuals who care,” noted Warren Patitz of Move to ACT. “They recognize that all-volunteer rescue groups use their donations responsibly to achieve results for the animals.

 “These groups are the lifeblood of the animal rescue effort. They’re just ordinary people doing extraordinary, life-saving work.”

For more information, contact:

Carolene Bash



My side note: We always had cats. As one of my sons says, the Holladay brain is about 75 percent obsessed with cats at any given time. (Dogs are great, too). I've long known that black cats ended up in the high school and college labs for dissection purposes, because they were the un-chosen. Never knew it about dogs but I now have a special affection for any black furry creature. And to my two black cats, Rosie and Fee: quit fighting. You both won the Cat Lottery.



Christina Curtis [unverified] said:

Thank you Move To Act for helping our rescue keep going. What an awesome thing you do!!!!!

2012-02-03 10:02:05

Tell The Truth [Member] said:

I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes.

2012-02-03 12:55:34

Whitebeard [unverified] said:

As a vegetarian animal lover, this is great news. Also, great news about the black dogs. My black miniature dachshund, Sammie, is the sweetest little critter on God's green Earth.

2012-02-03 13:00:20

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