Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pugs and Doodles - Update #5 - WOW

 UPDATE 11:00 p.m. EST Saturday, April 16th.

Through some information tonight from a couple of anonymous donors, I do believe we have raised enough money now to cover all expenses.   The NascarKitty will tally up all his expenses after the doggies are safely on their way to California just to make sure.   But I do believe we are in good shape.


HI pals,   

FANTASTIC news to report - A little over $1,200 was raised Thursday and Thursday night at the #nipclub for expenses for Pugs and Doodles.   I was awe struck.  What fantastic support our animal community is - both on Twitter and the Blog World because some of you donated too.

I hate to even mention this but more $$ are still needed.   We need to get close to $1,500  Pals have been so generous already, that it's embarrassing to ask for more

Events were rapidly unfolding on Wednesday and Thursday during the day.    It was decided that a pal-to-pal relay from WI to CA was not workable.   First of all, it would have been harder on the doggies.  Two or three days of riding in a car is a bit much for any dog, much less two medium sized ones not used to riding that long.  And it would not have been good for them to be handed off pal to pal with a change in people every 300-400 miles.   Not to mention the scheduling nightmare and possibility of emergencies along the way.

So plans were made  to send the doggies via airplane.   They will be leaving for  Chicago tomorrow morning  (Sunday) via car and then be put on the airplane bound for Sacramento, CA.  
M  wrote up a new post to appear in the showing revised estimates of expenses because a few necessary items were forgotten: like a heavy duty collar and harness for each doggie so they can't break away when out of the crates etc.  So we don't bore you with all the details all over again, please go over to the Nipclub's blog and read that post to see what the expenses are for. and why we still need to raise more money

I know times are tough for so many families (including @TheNascarKitty), but if everyone could even contribute $1, it would really add up.  So if there is anyway you can see in your heart to help out, please do so at the Chip-In on this page or at the

Sorry for all the strike throughs, but the latest word was just known tonight, and I wanted to correct this post.

A proper thank you will be made as soon as TheNascarKitty has everything added up.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Once again all the animals performed a miracle.   You are all AMAZING!

Thanks pals.


Unknown said...

Mario - thank you so much for all the hard work you put into helping Pugs and Doodles get safely to their new home! You and many other anipals went above and beyond the call of duty. xoxo

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

so happy to hear!!! I donated, glad to help! xoxo

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

No, Mario--YOU are amazing!

What you did is no easy feat. So glad Pugs and Doodles will have a happy future!


Mariodacat said...

Thanks for the comments pals, but it really is everyone banding together to make this happen and some very generous donations by our pals. There is no way I could every pull this off alone. It's everyone getting behind the cause and helping that does it.

Brian said...

That is some darn good work by some darn good friends Mario!

Oskar said...

Mario, you rule! What a difference you have made in all of their lives.

Nubbin wiggles,

The Island Cats said...

Yay!! That is great news!!

Marg said...

Wow, that is so darn great Mario that you got all that done and those two dogs are going to have a super home. Good work. It is just amazing how all animal people come together and help. Glad all this got done.

Unknown said...

Hurraz! Happy endings are the best. Now were kinda of neighbors.

Cherie said...

Congratulations Mario on all the hard work it took to find these "babies" a new home. You are a hero!