BEST PHOTOS EVER!
Today, Clifford from Clifford's Army Rescue Extravaganza took the first whack at the now-removed gas chamber from the animal shelter in Cleveland County, NC!
We cannot thank the Cleveland County Animal Control enough, particularly County Commissioner Susan Allen, for listening to the outcries from concerned people, including many City Dogs Rescue and C.A.R.E. supporters, about ending this horrific practice. We are seeing real changes across the country, particularly in counties in North Carolina, where many of these horrific contraptions are being destroyed.
Thanks also to the amazing work of Take Action - Help Ban Animal Gas Chambers. for their ongoing advocacy on this issue. We also want to acknowledge the many CDR supporters who donated $3,000 in vaccinations to the Cleveland County Animal Shelter as a thank-you for making this happen.
Further, we thank our own CDR volunteer Patricia Kennedy for drafting a wonderful presentation to the Cleveland County Commission about needed changes at the shelter and for her ongoing work in helping to get animals from CCAC to DC through City Dogs Rescue.
We also want to give a special shout out and thank you to CCAC's rescue/adoption coordinator, Jennifer Coalson. Hiring Jennifer has been key to the success at CCAC. She is responsive and has pushed for new policies, such as longer hold times on animals and vaccinating puppies upon intake.
And, more importantly, to all of the communities still using this practice, let this serve as an inspiration as to how this can be accomplished. No more excuses. The eyes of the world are watching...
We loved our fundraising event on Father's Day at Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights! So many of our adoptable dogs (and alumni!) came to hang out on the patio on this gorgeous day and get tons of pets and love from World Cup viewers. Photographer Catherine Shaw was there for awhile and snapped these great shots of our pups. Thanks to all who came out and made this event a success!
Dust off your tiaras and cummerbunds cause we're throwing a Prom, and you're invited! Join us on June 21st at Jade Fitness (new business) for CDR Prom: Raise the Woof!
We throw a lot of great events for City Dogs Rescue but we're really excited for this one. Early bird tickets are $85 and they include an open bar with top shelf liquor, finger food, and all the music and dancing you could ask for with music by VJ Tre. Early Bird Pricing Ends Sunday 6/15!
We'll also have a photo booth and a silent auction with some really great prizes like a signed RGIII helmet and a 5 night stay at the Hyatt Place San Jose Del Cabo Mexico!
Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/CDRProm (you must be 21+)
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/842090955804917/
Capital Pride is Saturday, June 7!
Walk with CDR! Bring your foster or alum! Show your pride with a CDR t-shirt!
We need 15 volunteers for the parade on Saturday, June 7th from 3:45pm - 7:30pm. We need 5 dog handlers, 4 other marchers for signs/banners, 2 people to sell special pride T-Shirts and about 4 other for support crew. Please reply if you can help or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to drop off or walk with your foster dog, email email@example.com. Line up will be at 3:45 PM at 21st and P Street NW.
Want a CDR Pride T-Shirt? You can buy them this week for $25 at CDR Offices at 2121 Decatur Place, NW, Washington, DC from 4 - 8 PM, Tues-Friday this week. They were specially designed for CDR by branddave!
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties volunteers.