"Saving Paws" Benefit

Thanks to each and every one who contributed to this year's fundraiser, "Saving Paws" 2015, our goal was met.     Fifty nine people participated in this year's fundraiser.  Thank each and every one of you for your support and sponsorship.  Please know that your support is GREATLY appreciated!!!  
 
Thank you for helping homeless animals at Ahimsa Rescue Foundation. 
 
We look foreard to another year of helping more animals  in need.
 

Most Sincerely,
Teresa Morton
Founder/Director
Ahimsa Rescue Foundation
 
Please have your pets spayed and neutered.  There are not enough homes.
 
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Danny and Tessa Freeman help homeless animals
Thank you Danny and Tessa for your Bronze sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.
 
 
Becky Rayburn helps homeless animals
Thank you Becky for your Silver sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.
 
Ron and Sydney Fulbright help homeless animals
Thank you Ron and Sydney for your Bronze sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.
 
 
 Dan and Faye George help homeless animals
 Thank you Dan and Faye for your Bronze sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.
 
 
 Ramona Roberts helps homeless animals
 Thank you Ramona Roberts for your Bronze sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.
 

Sallisaw  Lumber Company  helps homeless animals
 Thank you  Sallisaw Lumber Company for your Bronze sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.
 
 
Gary and Kathy Schaefer helps homeless animals
  Thank you Gary and Kathy Schaefer for your Bronze s ponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.
 
Laura Cooper helps homeless animals
 Thank you Laura for your Bronze sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.
 
 
Charlie and Stephanie Vick help homeless animals
 Thank you Charlie and Stephanie for your Gold sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.
 
 
Jay C Rider and Marlena Yarberro help homeless animals
 Thank you Jay C and Marlena for your Bronze sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.

 

Thank you for helping homeless animals:

 Juli Deihl, Gretchen Casto, Frances Fendler, Rita and Mike Dome, CArolyn Richmond, Deborah Meisner,  David and Tammy Rice , Michael Pendleton, James and Kim Gustafson, Thomas and Paula Ball,                  Guy and Erma Smith, Kim Norman, Don and Rosalee Skorvage, Marlene Samuel, Kem Pappas, Karen Martin,  Giselle Schaller, Coby Baker, Glidewell Distributing Company, Belle Point Beverage, Tom and Barbara Statom , Cate Eye Care,    Richard and Renee Winegardner,  JoAnne Wentworth,   May Tynon, John and Jane Walcott,  Donna Meigs,

Your gifts to the animals are greatly appreciated!

 

Michael Morton of Fort smith helps homeless animals!

Thank you Michael Morton for your Platinum Sponsorship to Ahimsa's 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!   Thank you for helping homeless animals

Don R. Morton, D.D.S of Muldrow, OK helps homeless animals!

Thank you Dr. Morton  for your Silver Sponsorship to Ahimsa’s 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated! Thank you for helping homeless animals.

Mary Pietramale of Lincoln, NE helps homeless animals!

Thank you  Mary Pietramale for your Bronze Sponsorship to Ahimsa’s 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated! Thank you for helping homeless animals.

Armstrong Bank of Muldrow, OK helps  homeless animals!

Thank you  Armstrong Bank  for your Bronze Sponsorship to Ahimsa’s 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.

 Dr. and Mrs. Henry J. Udouj, Jr. of Fort Smith, AR help homeless animals!

Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Udouj  for your Bronze Sponsorship to Ahimsa’s 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for helping homeless animals.

Philip H. Merry Jr. helps homeless animals!

Thank you  Philip Merry for your Bronze Sponsorship to Ahimsa’s 2015 Fundraising Drive.   Your gift is greatly appreciated!   Thank you for helping homeless animals. 

Bill and  Elizabeth Cooper of Muldrow, OK help homeless animals!

Thank you  Bill and Elizabeth Cooper for your Bronze Sponsorship to Ahimsa’s 2015 Fundraising Drive.  Your gift is greatly appreciated!   Thank you for helping homeless animals. 

Mike and Linda Small of Muldrow, OK help homeless animals!

 Thank you  Mike and Linda Small for your Bronze Sponsorship to Ahimsa’s 2015 Fundraising Drive.   Your gift is greatly appreciated!   Thank you for helping homeless animals. 
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Saving Paws 2015 Benefit Drive to help Homeless Animals 


"The Miracle is not that we do this work but that we are happy to do
it."
     

                                                                            Mother Teresa              

We need your help!

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 Ahimsa Rescue Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 Fundraising Drive to benefit homeless animals. This fundraising drive will be in Lieu of an annual fall benefit.

Ahimsa Rescue Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2004.


Our mission is to place needy animals in responsible homes, provide humane education and encourage spaying and neutering because there are not enough homes.

Our goal is to reduce pet overpopulation and help end the needless suffering and death that homeless animals endure.

Each year, the foundation takes more than 150 animals into foster care and adopts them to carefully screened and approved homes. Families travel from across the country to adopt rescued pets from the Ahimsa Rescue Foundation.

We NEED your HELP!   Your support will enable us to continue our work rescuing and adopting animals in need.

Your charitable contribution will remain local. There are no employees or paid staff at Ahimsa, and 100% of your tax deductible gift will be used directly for the animals.        

From Ahimsa’s beginning, the work of the Foundation has succeeded through tireless efforts of labor and generous financial support by individuals whose only compensation has been the satisfaction of knowing they are saving the lives of creatures who are vigilant guards, relentless messengers, gentle baby sitters, brave soldiers, hilarious clowns, and best of all, dear friends.

Sponsors of Ahimsa’s 2015 Fundraising Drive will receive recognition on Ahimsa Rescue Foundation’s Facebook page and Ahimsa’s website. Requests to remain anonymous will be honored.  

Below you will find Ahimsa’s 2015 Fundraiser pledge form.If you have any questions, we can be reached via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at 918.427.7404.

Our 2015 Fundraising goal is to raise $25,000. Join us in this noble cause to help animals in need.

Peace and Compassion for all,                      

Teresa L. Morton

Founder Ahimsa Rescue Foundation

Ahimsa Rescue Foundation is a 501 ©(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization (tax id: 27-0099426), and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law

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All donations, large and small will be greatly appreciated.

Donate via personal check:

Please make your tax-deductible check payable to:

Ahimsa Rescue Foundation

PO Box 409
Muldrow, OK 74948

 Please indidate that your gift is for "Saving Paws 2015" and please indicate if you wish to remain anomyous.


Donate online via secure website:

Donate online at Ahimsa’s secure web site at:

www.ahimsarescuefoundation.org

Please indicate that your gift is for "SavingPaws 2015" and please indicate if you wish to remain anonymous

 

Thank you for helping homeless animals!!!

 

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Saving Paws 2014

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It was all about "Saving Paws" on Friday (Oct. 10) evening, as the Ahimsa Rescue Foundation celebrated a decade of service to the community with its fifth annual benefit.

Portraits of dogs, cats and other lovable creatures were on display throughout The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown in Fort Smith, where the benefit was held. Many of the pets were those in Ahimsa's care, waiting to be adopted. Ahimsa Rescue Foundation specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. The group operates a temporary shelter for animals, and coordinates foster families to take in pets temporarily.

The evening got underway with cocktails and the sounds of jazz performed by members of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith music department faculty. The silent auction also opened, giving guests the chance to browse dozens of unique pieces of art, home decor, and gift packages.

Dinner included a delicious spread catered by 21 West End. During the meal, comedian and emcee Doug Shadell took to the stage to welcome guests, hand out prizes, and introduce special guest speaker Rev. Michael Lager of St. John's Episcopal Church in Fort Smith.

Festivities also included a live auction, which featured pet photography packages, sports memorabilia, and a weekend fly fishing getaway. An autographed "Blue Dog" print by George Rodrigue was also included in the bidding. The picture is unique in that it is only available to non-profit organizations for use in fundraisers.

Although Ahimsa is known for its pet rescue service, the group is also committed to raising awareness of  the core issue, pet overpopulation.

"Three point seven million animals are put to sleep every year in the United States because there are not enough homes according to the American Humane Association," explained Teresa Morton, founder of Ahimsa. "Five to six thousand are put to sleep in the City of Fort Smith alone. This number does not include the ones who never make it to shelters to be counted and killed."

 

While Ahimsa does its best to place as many pets as possible in adopted homes, the task is simply too great. The organization encourages citizens to have their pets spayed and neutered and to push for lawmakers to put statutes in place to help curb the overpopulation problem.

"Communities spend millions of tax payer dollars each year coping with problems that a failure to spay and neuter causes. Failure to spay and neuter also comes at the expense of millions of innocent lives each year. The pet overpopulation story is global but the solution is in every community. Cities all over the United States are aggressively addressing the animal overpopulation crisis, requiring everyone who chooses not to spay or neuter to get a license to breed.  Area with mandatory spay/neuter laws have reported a significant reduction in the number of animals taken to their facilities and subsequently euthanized."

 Proceeds are used to continue the efforts of the organization, which is entirely volunteer-driven. Ahimsa employs no staff and operates solely through the work of committed volunteers.

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