A word from Ed Wasser
On Oscar day, Several people and I took a thirty-minute drive outside of LA to help C.A.R.E. renovate a dilapidated house on an acre of land. Our mission for that day was a great success, we pulled up old carpets, painted walls, cut down some major weeds, turned the soil, moved toxic waste, secured some fences, delivered and set up a washer machine and ate a great lunch prepared by C.A.R.E. in appreciation for our effort. As we left it was clear that a lot of love went into this community effort. It was also very clear that there is so much more work to be done. I feel compelled to ask you to get involved however you can. Please show this organization your support by telling your friends about their great mission to save these cats and dogs from death row.
I'm sure there are a bunch of you that are extremely creative and could successfully carry out some great fundraising ideas for this organization. And then there are a bunch of you who would simply like to donate money, or send a can of dog food. I can assure you, what ever your contribution, these beautiful creatures of God will benefit. Please do what you can.
Ed would like us to support a cage-free sanctuary that rescues animals from death row. For every dog and cat cherished and in a secure home, one hundred more roam alleys and industrial sites, seeking out a meager existence until they succumb to malnutrition, disease, speeding vehicles or worse fates. Caring humans, who work to place them in responsible homes, rescue a lucky few. Often these people work alone at what can be a lonesome, stressful, expensive job.
C.A.R.E. is composed of individuals who have come together to help people help animals. C.A.R.E. is a non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to the rescue of unwanted animals. C.A.R.E. stepped in and rescued the surviving 200 plus cats and 12 dogs that were left over from a local no-kill shelter. This shelter was closed down by the Dept. of Animal Regulation. The "survivors" are little guys who've been to hell and back. These animals are all that remain of 600 plus cats and dogs, most of whom were euthanized by the Department.
C.A.R.E. is in the process of setting up a non-kill, cage-free sanctuary. Their dream is on the verge of becoming reality, because of generous animal-lovers, they have rented a little place on an acre of land near Los Angeles. This cageless shelter allows animals to live well fed and well loved until the right adopter comes along. They hold monthly yard sales to raise funds and helpers are always in short supply. Everyone works non-stop with blood, sweat and tears to help make this happen. Needless to say, the sacrifices have been many and it has not been easy on anyone. Anyway that you can help out, a monthly commitment, annual donation, sponsorship, will make such a great difference.
C.A.R.E. is a tax-exempt organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. They never have too many volunteers so if you have some time to spare (even if you don't), give them a call. Besides money, do nations of computer equipment, working or not, good, used items for yard sales, dog and cat food, equipment and money are equally appreciated. But nothing is needed more than caring people ready to lend their hearts and hands.
Please call Joanna if you can help at 818/508-4322. Or make your checks payable to C.A.R.E. and send it care of Ed Wasser F.C., Post Office Box 1282, Culver City, California 90232.