A Place to Bark and Meow Blog by Bernie Berlin

Wednesday, January 09, 2008
A VERY IMPORTANT Chance For "A Place To Bark"
"Believe. Receive."
-Stella Terrill

I was just going thru my e-mail and found "Take the Challenge. Change the World".
Six Degrees has partnered with the Case Foundation to invite you to take America's Giving Challenge sponsored by Parade.
It's your chance to get $50,000 for your favorite charity.
How It Works:
The four charity badges with the most unique donations through America's Giving Challenge will get $50,000 for their cause.
America's Giving Challenge runs until January 31st.

WOW!!! Now we do have a Six Degrees badge that we posted last year, and thru that badge, we raised$4,006.00 for "2007".
Now as always I'm behind, they started this contest 3 weeks ago..
But.. I truly, truly, believe in my heart we can do this!!
I just need your help.
In order to win the grant we need to have the most amount of donors, not necessarily the amount of money donated.
The donors will be counted and the amount donated has to be a minimum of ten dollars to qualify.
On a daily basis I know we have over 150 readers, so please if you can donate.
If you are an animals lover and support my efforts, I am asking for your help.
This could make things happen to build a modest shelter, but a much needed one.
I have a youtube video of our place if you haven't seen it.
We are all outdoor and need a building to make things really nice for these animals in need.
Many of the dogs I do keep in my home in the winter.
So if we get this grant, you could watch the shelter being built via this blog.

The other bonus to donating to the badge:
We have created a new badge for "2008" All donations made to my Six Degrees Badge, powered by Network for Good, will be matched by the "Zoline Foundation" up to $25,000.00.
I decided to do it that way so we could all watch. All donations up to June 1st will be counted for the matching donation.
If we all work together, not only could we have a chance to win, but also, the money donated will be matched:)
So your money donated will be double in reality.
I have had to work really hard and prove myself to my animal welfare agencies and my foundations to keep this program going and growing and all the work is paying off.

Now to help, you will have to register with Network for Good to donate.

I know it can be a hassle, but the best thing about it is, you get a receipt for your donation immediately, they keep my bookkeeping accurate and you can also donate to other charities, tons to choose from and track your donations!!
So lots of good comes from this..

We are powerful individuals, as animal lovers and artists!!! We can make a difference together!!!
Help me spread the word via your blogs and groups...
Please post the new badge if would be so kind, I will be deactivating the old one.

Tomorrow I will be on the road taking "Chi-Chi" to her new family. My friend "Bella" is meeting me half way, in Chatanooga.
Will take pics Chi-Chi with her new kids, Zoe, Micah & Zane.

I still have to post about my fabulous kids that have been helping the rescued animals, amazing kids!!!
Got back from transporting last Saturday and have been working on the Art Auction. We also have some new faces...

Here are two of the three pups that we took in: Sherman, Lee & Grant are Lab/Hound mixes. All males, approximately 4-6 months of age. They are being treated for ear infections and Lee has mange. All being treated and on the mend.
Love people and full of puppy energy!!

This is one of the four puppies born on New Years day. I haven't named them yet, so if you have any ideas, there are 2 girls and 2 boys. Beagle/Boston Terrier mixes. We were at the vet's office having their dew claws done, when we took this picture.

"Sparky" is a very, very, sweet boy, and a bit shy!!! 5 years old and loves kids!!! He is a long hair Daschund. About 12 pounds.
We are having his teeth cleaned and he is being groomed. Will pick him up from the vet's office on Saturday.

It the shelter is meant to be built, then events will happen as they should:)
One day at a time..
Thank you all for reading & believing!!
Hi Bernie!

Just sent in Scooter's $10.00. Wish it could be more. Scooter sends "Woofs."

I found out about your efforts through Farmgirl's blog and am so touched by what you do. As an animal lover, your stories are often almost too painful to hear - but without people like you, the stories wouldn't be told and no one would help these poor animals.

So I've made my first donation through Network for Good and hope to be able to give periodically.

just donated my $ and posted the new badge to my blog. I will blog about it today too!
$10 for you and the rescue. I really wish it were more. I love your blog and hoep to one, be able to adopt one of you foster kids.
Just in case anyone else wasnt sure what is meant by "Unique Donations", each donation must be from a new person.
Doanting twice as as the same person, email, paypal account, will only be counted once.
Bernie, some of us are not blogger savvy, meaning me... I can't, for the life of me, figure out how or where to paste this badge into my blogger sidebar. HELP!
$15 from me and my kitties, Cookies and Frankie. I've also put the new badge on my blog. I don't get a lot of traffic, but maybe it'll help a little!
Everyone up here at Sophie's Dog Adoption hopes our contribution helps the homeless southern pups.

Here's to getting that shelter built!

Steph, Scott, Gracie, Viper and all the others!
ABSOLUTELY... Bern!!! Could not get that new badge on my site fast enough and sent the donation RIGHT AFTER THAT.

PS... I am feeling QUITE the tug of my heart for sweet little Pearl.. I keep thinking of the line from Pride and Prejudice.. when Elizabeth Benette asks Mr. Darcy to call her "His Pearl on Sundays".. corny I know..
Hi Bernie...

I just donated a bit and put your badge on my blog... hopefully a few of my lurkers will see it and help out!

I've been a following your blog since reading about the beautiful Noel, who both broke and filled my heart! What you do is amazing. But you know that!

~one of your faithful lurkers
hi bernie,
i've been a lurker here till now, but your rescue work is so impressive, i just wanted to finally speak up and say thanks for all you do on behalf of our dear homeless four-legged friends. all of my past & present critters are former rescues. my own blog is pretty new so not getting much traffic yet, but i've pasted your donation badge there just in case, and i sure hope it helps. the universe is blessed to have people like you!
I found your site and blog through Tim Holtz's blog and just reading about all the amazing work you do warms my heart! We have 4 fur children 3 cats and a black lab that a shelter in the area was threatening to put to sleep when he was only 8 months old so I understand how important what you are doing is! I posted the badge on my MySpace page and hope it generates a lot of traffic for you!!

I already sent in my donation and will continue to add to it over the next couple of months. Hope you don't mind but I added your badge to my blog and linked your story. I think what you do is absolutely wonderful!

Karrie :)
hey bernie. i'm trying to add your badge into a blog post and i keep getting an error message and "tags cannot enclose tags".

i'm just pasting from the share tag.

any advice?!?
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