This is our story.
We are poundWISHES, an organization that supports animal rescues, shelters, and sanctuaries across the country; and we’re asking you to join our movement: #IBelieveinKindness at www.poundwishes.com/join.
poundWISHES was founded by a young girl named McKenzi who was diagnosed with cancer. After her diagnosis, McKenzi started chemotherapy; and during this time, the Make-a-Wish Foundation granted her a wish -- to be a princess for a day at Disneyland. Her gratitude for this gift always stuck with her.
A few years later, when McKenzi started to go into remission, she asked her parents for a puppy. Upon consent, her parents took her to the local shelter; but unfortunately, when McKenzi looked around, what she saw was a far cry from what she imagined. Instead of happy dogs running around, she saw many sad animals in dire need of help.
At just five years old, McKenzi turned to her father and asked, “Why are there so many sad dogs here?” and continued, “Is there a make-a-wish for dogs?”
Seven years later, McKenzi started poundWISHES with her dad -- a make-a-wish for animals in need. Today, poundWISHES helps animal-welfare nonprofits raise money through crowdfunding; we support over 800 rescues and shelters across the country and are soon expanding internationally.
And unlike the ASPCA or the Humane Society who gives less than 4% of their donations to local rescues and shelters, poundWISHES gives over 90% of all funds raised directly to the animals. In addition, our foundation gives grants every week for urgent cases through our Weekly Wish program.
But we need your support.
With over a thousand campaigns on www.poundwishes.com, you’ll see that there is so much work to be done, from urgent surgeries and vital medications to habitat building and mass transport to rehabilitate animals or get them to a safe place.
It is only with compassionate animal lovers like you that these animals can be saved.
Please consider joining our poundWISHES family by joining us today.
Special thanks to Gerry Cohen, George Mooradian, Jeffrey Smith, Charles Ruffner, Paul Wustrack, Miles Pepper, Mark Sterling, Mark Robinson, Keith Kenniff, Dustin O'Halloran, Peter Sandberg, Balmorhea, Robert Hanna (and family), and Andrew & Chantel Uchida for contributing their talents and support to help us tell our story.
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