Best Friends

My wife and I have a yearly Christmas tradition of donating to a charity.  We usually pick a cause or an organization that we are passionate about, or has a special meaning to us that year.  This year, we are donating to the Best Friends Animal Society.  If you aren’t familiar with them, they are an amazing non-profit group dedicated to the animals we humans share our lives with, whether it be dogs, cats, horses, parrots, or just about any other little critter.  They even take in wild animals in need of medical attention or a refuge.  Animals lucky enough to end up there receive compassionate care from very dedicated animal lovers, and those pets that can be are eventually placed with adoptive families.  But those that can’t be placed, for one reason or another, are still given a wonderful life at the sanctuary – Best Friends is a no-kill organization.  Which means it is very expensive to operate and maintain.

This is the same organization that runs Dog Town, which you might have caught on the National Geographic Channel.  Dog Town received a lot of attention for taking in Michael Vick’s rescued pit bulls, many of which have since been rehabilitated and placed in loving homes.  Here’s a glimpse of what they do there in Dog Town:

I mention this because the Best Friends Animal Society has been given an amazing gift this year.  Several very generous philanthropists have offered to match all donations to the society, dollar for dollar, up to 1 million dollars.  Let me say that again. ONE MILLION DOLLARS.  From now until the end of the year (only a few weeks left!) if you donate to the society, your donation will double what the society receives.  So if your holiday season includes charitable giving, please consider giving to the Best Friends Animal Society.  They’re an amazing organization.

Thanks for listening.

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3 responses to “Best Friends”

  1. Matt, we are so very humbled and honored that you chose to support Best Friends and to write this moving blog about our work and our challenge campaign. May all blessings be yours through the season and years to come!

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