Bark is an annual charity event benefitting the many dogs and cats that find their way to Anti Cruelty Society in Chicago, as well as those who live in low-income homes and need medical care. If they couldn't get it there, their owners might not be able to afford to get them the proper care they need!
I love dogs...I have three of my own (Cassy, Lexi and Shelby...see: http://www.mousetrax.com/Pets.html#chapmans for doggie pictures) and my grand-puppy, Odie, who comes over every Friday to socialize with my pupsters for a little Friday doggie-day-care.
I'm currently collecting donations from sponsors wishing to help Lexi and I meet our goal of $1,500. We're slightly over half way there as of today (3/30). If you would like to help, please visit our sponsorship site for Bark at: http://www.firstgiving.com/BarkerGang
And as a further incentive for those of you who may not have your soul touched by furry creatures with sloppy kisses and wet noses, I'll be holding a drawing from the names of all my sponsors. I'll spin my computer wheel and one lucky winner will receive a free copy of Microsoft Office 2003 Professional, which also includes a second disk that contains Microsoft OneNote!
So if the animals can't open your wallet, maybe the very good chance of winning over $500 in free software will help you dig into your pocket for the pupsters and kitties. You can donate whatever you want, but you must donate a minimum of $5 to qualify for the drawing, which will be held the day after the walk.
You have until the day before the walk, May 4, 2007 to make a donation and get in on the drawing. And thanks so much to those of you who do help Lexi and I meet (or even exceed) our goal!