RUNNING FOR PAWS - CBS13/GoodDay/SPCA Relay Team
EVENT: California International Marathon
EVENT DATE: December 3, 2017
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page, we are excited to be running the California International Marathon! Each team member will run a portion of the 26.2 mile marathon course.
Please meet the relay team:
I rescued Rio 9 years ago as a weeks old puppy. She was left in a box on the side of the road. We’ve been pals ever since. She grew up with me in college and has traveled with me to live in 4 different states. She loves her Frisbee and is the most loyal and loving pet I’ve ever had. Save a life and they’ll make yours better.
I rescued my Maine Coon cat, Teddy Fujita Meadows, from an animal shelter in Texas. He is named after Dr. Ted Fujita, the man who invented the scale we use to rate tornadoes. He has brought so much joy to my life, sometimes I feel like he rescued me. I've spend the past five years volunteering at animal shelters walking dogs because I feel it is important to give back and that is a way to do so by simply volunteering some time.
Being involved with the Sacramento SPCA, I fall in love with a different animal each week. The current dog that has my heart is Lola, a 9 year old Staffordshire Terrier who just wants to be your best friend. She is a wonderful companion and loves to play fetch and go for walks. We call her our baby hippo even though she is much nicer than those in the wild. Donating to our team provides vaccines for a year, a microchip and spay and neuter surgery to every animal that comes through our doors , thanks to your generosity.
My passion for animals started when I was a child. I grew up with a black lab named Smokey. I used to try to drape towels over her and pretend she was wearing a dress. When we were both 12 yrs old, she passed away and I was devastated, so I would write her letters in heaven if I had a bad day in school or was depressed. I saved all of the letters in a make shift mailbox I made. I’ve always had a great connection with animals and truly believe they can soothe a persons soul. As an adult I always had cats, because I either didn’t have the time or the right living situation for a dog. In 2013 I decided to become a volunteer at the SSPCA, because I thought I could get my dog “fix” there and also spend time with animals in need. It does my heart good to know I’ve made part of their day better. I now have two dogs of my own, not from the shelter, but from my husband. I’m proud to be part of the SSPCA.
We will be running for the Sacramento SPCA.
Founded in 1894, the Sacramento SPCA has been providing homeless animals with individual comfort, shelter, and love for more than 123 years. They provide compassionate medical care to tens of thousands of animals annually and offer a variety of programs and services designed to keep people and pets together for life.For more information about this great organization, visit www.sspca.org.