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March 21, 2011

You guys rock!

You all rock!

You lot are really and truly amazing and the most caring, generous bunch of people ever! All together we've raised an incredible $480 for Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support!
Animals tend to be forgotten in the midst of all the chaos a catastrophe brings, so it's truly heartening to see so many of you willing to help out all the four legged (or two legged, or with no legs at all!) critters that can't help themselves, and as a result, their humans as well.

I'm sure you're all eager to hear who Kibou is going home to, so here's the results of the raffle:

And the winner is...
And the winner is ticket number 71, Cathryn Craig! Yay!

I'll be sending Kibou on her way to you tomorrow. She's eager to get to travel and to spread hope along the way. :)

And to add to the good news, JEARS reports that it's been confirmed that everyone, human and animal, on Cat Island is safe and that they're all doing well under the circumstances. You can read about it here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=209658595713309

Please everyone keep on hoping for the best for Japan and it's residents, both humans and animals. You can also keep on supporting the rescue and relief effort in Japan by donating to the Red Cross of your country, or any number of charitable organizations, of which I've listed a few here:
Global Giving
Doctors Without Borders
World Vision
ShelterBox
World Vets
Save the Children
World Society for the Protection of Animals


P.S.: I am making the donation to JEARS in two parts, as I'm still waiting for a few e-checks to clear. I sent $460 to JEARS today with a note to say that it was raised by 40 wonderfully generous individuals, and I'll be sending the rest as it becomes available to my account.

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Congratulations to you for your fundraising - wonderful that you've raised so much and well done to Cathryn

Ooh, so close! Congratulations to Cathryn! And to your fundraising. :-)

Congratulations on this wonderful result! I wonder if I should do this with the Blythe outfit Im going to give to the Japan charity? I was going to put it on ebay, but I hate ebay.

All thanks go to all the wonderful folks who donated so generously. I am blown away by how much money we raised! :)

Christina, I decided to do a raffle because if I'm honest, eBay scares me a bit, and this way I could decide which charity to give the money to.

Congratulations to Cathryn and massive thanke to you Eerika, for doing such a lovely thing.

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