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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Columbus Dog Connection: Visit And Pedigree Donation

Speaking of Pedigree, we mentioned to you earlier that the Pedigree Foundation was generous enough to donate $1000 to the shelter or rescue of our choice, because Parental Unit was one of their sponsored bloggers to BlogPaws 2011. After much research and recommendation requests, including from our blogging friends, we chose the Columbus Dog Connection, a "limited intake" rescue that's been saving the lives of dogs and cats from every corner of Ohio since 1998.

After Pedigree's donation was made, we made plans to meet with the Columbus Dog Connection's founder, Kellie DiFrischia, at their first ever office. (They just rented this space in January of this year-all of their rescues remain in foster homes).
There's so much to share with you about CDC, that we're going to spread their good deeds over a series of posts.

But first, here's a picture of Pedigree's letter and $1000 check. We're very proud and grateful to Pedigree!

The main reason we chose the CDC is because of their, well, "connections". They've made the choice from their inception, not to compete, but rather connect with and promote as many shelters and rescues in Ohio as possible. so their new office space, complete with gigantic garage, is a veritable warehouse of supplies for Ohio's needy and homeless pets.

Kellie also recognized early in their work the need to practice "pediatric" spay and neuter, because even if they rescued and placed a puppy or kitten under six months old, it could still reproduce...keeping the CDC and all the other shelters and rescues in business for years to come. See this page on the CDC website for information on pediatric spay/neuter:www.columbusdogconnection.com/PedSpayNeuter.htm

The good news: their spay/neuter bus is a reality as of March 1, 2011, and  on the road two days a week-traveling mostly to rural Ohio counties where the pet overpopulation is high and funds for spay/neuter campaigns are low. Pedigree's donation will help support this spay/neuter project!

In fact the veterinarians were performing spay/neuters on local dogs and cats the day she visited-yikes!

Here are some furkids either recuperating or waiting their turn.

We're so thrilled that Bocci's Beefs had a small part in helping prevent pet overpopulation in Ohio! Here's Parental Unit with Kellie (and friend) and the spay/neuter bus as a backdrop.

By the way, each of those dogs and cats pictured on the bus was rescued by the CDC.

And we'll close with a picture of Andy, the beloved dog of the very generous couple who donated this bus and after whom the bus is named.

We have lots more information and photos from our Columbus Dog Connection visit that we'll share with you soon. In the meantime, why not visit and "like" their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ColumbusDogConnection
Hope you enjoyed learning about this impressive rescue and the important work that they do-we certainly did!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

How furry furry pawesome!



Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I truly DID enjoy it.. I wonder when the S/N Bus will come to Perry County... I know of One dog who really needs to be tutored.. My furend Gizmo from way down the road.

Two French Bulldogs said...

whoooa, congratulations
Benny & Lily

Donna said...

U can has awesome!!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a wonderful group!

Bocci said...

They are truly wonderful-we can hardly wait to continue with our posting about them so we all can learn more!

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