Special Edition Forget-Me-Not Newlestter (Giving Challenge 2016)

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We save local dogs from death row.

We try our best to save as many as we can. We work with what we have but of course we’re limited by space, able bodies, and by funding. But honestly, our community does a pretty great job of keeping us running smoothly, and for that we can’t thank you enough! We are based in the Manatee-Sarasota area. Most of our dogs come straight fromManatee County Animal Services and the farthest out we go to rescue dogs is an occasional trip to Highlands County, also known as Sebring. That means your donation and your hard work stays in this community. We believe euthanasia is meant only for the terminally ill dogs that have no comfort left in life, and we are proud to be a No-Kill rescue. We love these dogs. They’re our dogs until they’re adopted, and we treat each one of them as loved family pets — because that’s what they are.

Giving Challenge banner

So here’s the news

Online, on September 20th & 21st our incredible supporters have the opportunity to have their donations matched (doubled if you donated through the Giving Challenge last year, tripled if this is your first time participating with us in the Giving Challenge.) This is thanks to the generous sponsors of the Giving Challenge listed below, and the whole event is hosted by the Sarasota Community Foundation. We will receive a donation link that lasts only 24 hours from noon to noon through which eligible donations can be made. We will be sharing that link like crazy on our facebook page.

Early pledges may also be made by phone at any time before the challenge. Simply call our trusted board member Stephanie at (941) 962-4090 to make your pledge.

The theme this year is ‘Be The One’, which we totally love. The whole point is that anyone can be the one to make a difference. It doesn’t matter if you’re dropping a $100 donation or a $25 donation this year, whether you can bring a foster dog into your home or just hold a leash for 5 minutes, you are making a difference. We’re not a big organization, we just have big hearts. We know the names of everyone who comments on our Facebook posts and supports us through PayPal and our YouCaring fundraisers. You mean so much to us and we love that you believe in what we’re doing here.

Our Next Event

Clear the Shelter flyer

We are thrilled that Manatee County Animal Services agreed to partner with us for the “Best Business Partnership Challenge” this year, and we expect great adoption success for the animals in our county shetler from our joint Clear the Shelter 2-day Event this Friday and Saturday. We sure hope you’ll come out and see us!


We are also promoting our UnforgettaBULL campaign, through which we hope to bring light to the dogs who are overlooked at the shelter and are in danger of being forgotten or falling through the cracks. This often means seniors, pit bulls, dogs in need of medical care or behavioral rehab, or simply unlucky pups who run out of time.

UnforgettaBULL t-shirt design

Our millennial design team also came up with some new t-shirts.
Grab yours at the event this weekend Sep. 16th & 17th
So, we hope we’ve earned your support this year. If we didn’t, we can promise you we are constantly learning how to better our organization and grow larger and stronger as a team. Last year, the results from the Giving Challenge were astounding and your support allowed us to build new kennels for every dog in our rescue during our move to the new location. We were also able to double the kennel space for some of our larger dogs and build raised beds for every kennel. We’re so proud of how far we’ve come, and we hope you will stick around to see our progress for next year!

How To Donate

If you’d like to make a donation to Forget-Me-Not for the Giving Challenge but you’re so excited that you just can’t wait, give us a call at (941) 962-4090 to make your pledge now. Donations between $25 and $100 are eligible for the matching opportunities.

Otherwise, we will be sent a donation link on September 20th that will last for just 24 hours. Through this link, our supporters will be able to make donations eligible for double & triple matching. We’ll be sending out an email with that link and also sharing it on our Facebook page during the challenge on September 20th and 21st.

There's no need to wait. Pledge now (941) 962-4090

To spread the message and help our dogs find more people like you, share this newsletter with your friends

Click here to view a video that tells you all about us in a 24-second nutshell.
We save them all.
Huge thanks to the generous sponsors and all contributors that make the Giving Challenge possible

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, William G. and Maria Selby Foundation, The Patterson Foundation, Knight Foundation, Herald-Tribune Media Group, and Manatee Community Foundation

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