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posted Oct 6, 2011, 2:26 PM by Rosanna Himmel   [ updated Oct 6, 2011, 2:34 PM ]
Austin Pets Alive! Logo

The Widget charity beginning in October 2011 is Austin Pets Alive!, a well-respected organization that promotes and provides the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.

"I know we have more natural disasters than we can shake a stick at lately, but it seems Texas is the most in need at the moment," wrote the VKC member when she nominated Austin Pets Alive!  As you may recall, central Texas in the United States was plagued by devastating wildfires that hit suddenly, leaving families little time to plan how to evacuate their pets. 

Choosing but one worthy dog-related charity from among all the good organizations around the world is heart-breaking. One look at the page on Bastrop Evacuations on the Austin Pets Alive site convinced Enrico that this was an important cause to support. With little care for their own situations, volunteers stepped up immediately to help people displaced by the fires who needed assistance with their pets. Shelters and foster homes were overflowing, yet the volunteers persisted in their efforts to reach out to all those in need.

Since he began this program in December 2009, Enrico Genosse has donated US$ 2343 to real-world charities! Canadian Dachshund Rescue just received US$ 117 through the generosity of Mr. Genosse and the support SL residents who adopted a VKC Widget.

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