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September 22, 2016 Edition |  PetConnectRescue.org
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PCR saves 19 dogs and two kittens on Saturday!
We saved an incredible number of lives this weekend. A huge thanks is given to all of the many volunteers who helped us bring these animals to safety. 
 It truly does take a village to pull this off. Most people do not realized that there are so many moving parts. Kudos to our shelter partners, the Florence Area Humane Society and the Lenoir County SPCA, as well as all of the transporters, the many fosters who opened up their hearts and homes to the animals, the Adoption Coordinators who will help place them in their forever homes and all the behind-the-scenes people who help with logistics to make this life-saving 
endeavor happen.
You are beyond AWESOME!
BELTWAY BARKS EVENT...  WHAT A HIT!!
A wonderful time was had by all who attended the 4th Annual Beltway Barks event, hosted by the DC Actors group. PCR had 5 dogs representing our organization. These dogs received a great deal of exposure, leading to applications and, hopefully, adoptions. Harry Potter, pictured above, was a hit with the volunteers and potential adopters. He is now in his forever home!
Recent Cat Adoptions!
Pippin is realizing how great life can be since she was #adopted! #adoptdontshop #family #petstagram #cat #meow #petconnectrescue
Leah, Liz, Lightening, Carson, Denim, Eyelet & Flannel (adopted together), Lace, Muffin, Steal, Hearts, Lee & Mia (adopted together), Lilo & Stitch (adopted together), Poppy, Oscar, Max, Meatball, Pi, Pippen (pictures), Bubbles, Kiki, Magnolia, Pita, Royal Charlotte, Tia, Peanuts, Polly & Peach (adopted together) 
and Velvet Mist.
Recent Dog Adoptions!
#Repost @tholupka_ohmelvin. Meet Doug (FKA as Hooty). He just took his freedom ride and already found his forever angel.  From his mama.... I met a lot of dogs. I had a breakdown after each one. So I took a break. That's the moment Jake and Melvin sent me
Ashley, May, Bailey, Madison,
Spirit, Betsy, Willow, Coco,
Annie, Beautiful Lucille,  Daisy,
Clover, Rugby, Boots, Robin,
 Molly, Lucy, Jovie,  Little Lucy,
Olympic Katie Ledecky puppy, 
Olympic Ryan Lochte puppy, 
Olympic Simone Biles puppy,
Olympic Michael Phelps puppy, 
Olympic Gabby Douglas puppy,
Darling Dakota, Chloe,
Snowball, Texas Pete,
Darling Riley, Pinky, Cindy,
Bing, Cameo, Winston
Jax, Colette,Frank
Iris, Harry Potter, Skittles,
Tanner, Daphne, Freda,
Tilly, Lila, Chico, Sadie, Mia,
Oreo, Kizzy, Desi, Buddy, Jodi,
Barney, Princess, Fritter,
Hooty (pictured above), Weber, Goldie & Pickles.

Upcoming
Adoption Events!
9/24/16 - Burtonsville Day Celebration Even t:
Burtonsville, MD
11:00AM - 1:00PM
 
10/1/16 - Strut Your Mutt
Black Hills Regional Park
11:00AM - 1:00PM
  
10/8/16 - Dog Adoption Event: 
Kentlands BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM

10/15/16 - Cat Adoption Even t:
Rockville BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM

10/22/16 - Dog Adoption Event:
Rockville PetValu
11:00AM - 1:00PM
     
I f you can help with any of these events, please email Kelly at
 
kgrinham@petconnectrescue.org

For complete event location information, click here.

PCR Families Fostering

Have you ever thought about fostering a pet?  There are so many wonderful benefits that extend well beyond a safe, temporarily home for a cat or dog in need. It truly is a great experience for the whole family.  We find that children are very eager and excited to be involved in the process.  Fostering teaches responsible pet ownership, raises awareness of animal welfare issues, and inspires future generations of animal rescuers!  By participating in opportunities that help pets, we are confident that the world will become a more compassionate and loving one for animals in need. 

JJ is fond of PCR kitties like Peach (pictured above), who was recently adopted. Gabby loves hanging out with some of our other foster animals like her pal, mama dog, Ruby (pictured below), who has also been adopted.


September 22, 2016 

Dear PetConnect Rescue Friend,

Happy First Day of Fall! 

Bringing people together to help save animals is at the core of our mission. We work in conjunction with shelters and other organizations to help save animals in horrible situations.  Some are on death row in desperate, overcrowded shelters. Others are strays on the streets. Countless more are in unsafe living conditions. Saving animals can be extremely emotional work.  I know this because I have frequent contact with our shelter partners. When I tell them that PetConnect Rescue can bring some of their animals into our care, the staff are literally brought to tears. They are both relieved and grateful to us.  They know that their animals will be in excellent hands. We have a solid reputation for doing right by the animals, and together, we have the power to do more.
 
Currently, we have so many exciting things going on at PetConnect Rescue as well as some new projects in the works. Please take a moment to read below and see how you can help us continue the awesome work performed by our devoted PCR team.   

Thank you!

Best Friends' Strut your Mutt!
  Saturday, October 1, 2016 
9am to 1pm 
Black Hill Regional Park 
Germantown, MD 
 

PetConnect Rescue has earned a spot in the Local Shelter & Rescue Information tent! This means that we can select one person to represent our organization in the special Strut Your Mutt tent and share the word about our outstanding work!
Superstar Team Captain, Katie Buckner, will be our Representative!


Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters, simply because they don't have safe places to call home.  PetConnect Rescue would like to help bring that number to zero.   But, this really is a team effort, and we need you!  

Last year, we were able to raise just over $3,800.  We have set this year's goal at $5,000 .  Please show your support by joining our team, becoming a virtual walker, or making a donation to support our team.   You do not need to bring a dog to participate in the walk.   Strut Your Mutt is about saving both  dogs and cats in need!

Check-in and Onsite Registration Opens: 9:00 a.m.
Team Captain: Katie Buckner

Adult
Registration

$35

(Adult, age 13 or older)
Youth 
Registration

$18

(Youth, ages 6-12 years)
Adult Network Partner

$35

(Adult, age 13 or older )
Youth Network Partner

$18

(Youth, ages 6-12 years )

If you are unable to attend the live event, please consider making a donation to support our team, or register as a virtual walker! Your donation is 
tax-deductible, and PetConnect Rescue 
gets to keep 100% of the money that's raised 
after processing fees  are debited.

Greta Van Susteren:
A True Friend To Animals
Thank you to PCR Ambassador, Greta Van Susteren. Upon leaving her position at Fox News, Greta took it upon herself to turn her followers attention to the good work of PetConnect Rescue by redirecting her website to ours. This was such an unexpected but amazing way to endorse us. 
It was featured in The Huffington Post  

With this extra exposure on social media, 
PCR received over $850 in donations, 
picked up  hundreds of new likes on our Facebook page,  upped our Twitter followers, and gained newsletter subscribers as well.
We are looking for additional PCR Ambassadors, who, on November 29, are willing to post on their social media sites why they support PetConnect Rescue. Want to help but not sure you know what to do? No worries, we'll walk you through the process. The more ambassadors that we have, the more money we raise. Interested? 
 Please contact
Robyn Buchsbaum at rbuchsbaum@petconnectrescue.org.


COUNT DOWN TO GIVING TUESDAY!
67 Days Left Before The Event...
#GivingTuesday, now entering its fifth year, 
has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.  
#Giving Tuesday is the nation's largest single day of online giving with over $1 million dollars raised in 2015.  PetConnect Rescue will be participating this year, and we hope that you will, too! Please be on the look out for more details and posts on our social media as we approach the big day! Happy Giving!
PCR's Cat & Dog of the Month 
Cloud

Visit my profile by clicking here.
Autumn

Visit my profile by clicking here.

**Please note: Once you click the link, you may need to wait a couple of seconds for the profile to load.

Please spread the word to help these two gorgeous girls find their forever homes!
Looking Ahead...
Here are some of our upcoming events & projects:
  • Combined Federal Campaign - Fall 2016
  • Maryland Charity Campaign - Fall 2016
  • World Bank's Community Connections Campaign - Fall 2016
  • Pilots-N-Paws - October 1st - Warrenton Airport
  • PCR Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • Geico Paws for a Cause Event - October 6, 11am-1pm. We will need PCR dogs!
  • Pharmaceutical Reps Appreciation - October 11, 1:30pm - 3pm. We will need PCR dogs!
  • Fall PCR Spirit Wear Campaign

 

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Mailing List!

After hearing about all of our wonderful life-saving work and the activities to support the animals, wouldn't you like to get more involved? 

You will receive  important news/pleas regarding additional help that we may need with things like adoption events and transports. Our needs are communicated through these special emails.

If you are not already part of our weekly emails from our Volunteer Coordinator, 
Kelly Grinham, please sign up now so that we can let you know our week-to-week needs.
On behalf of all the PCR dogs and cats, thank you for all that you do.


Sincerely,  

Catherine Edwards
Executive Director
PetConnect Rescue Inc. 

PetConnect Rescue, Inc.info@petconnectrescue.org | 877-838-9171
P.O. Box 60714
Potomac, MD 20859