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About Us

Doing the Right Thing for Animals and Rescue Organizations

Running for Rescues Inc. was basically born out of frustration. I mean, how many dogs can one person adopt, foster or sponsor? Not enough. I would be headed for divorce court or an episode of Animal Hoarders if things kept going the way they were, so I decided that I had to do something else.
I like to run…well, maybe “like” is a strong word. I kinda like to run and had done some fundraising before for an animal welfare group, but didn’t think it appropriate to keep begging and threatening the same friends (those of you who know me, know that there aren’t many of these) and family every year to donate to “my cause”. Plus, the funds I collected were only going to one specific organization – which, by the way, is a GREAT organization. But I thought to myself, “how about spreading out the fundraising efforts across the country so lots of animals and organizations benefit?” In other words – it was time to ask other people to run and beg their friends and family! Voila! Running for Rescues was conceived.
Running for Rescues is a nonprofit organization that assists shelters and rescue organizations nationwide by helping them to pay outstanding veterinary bills. Our main source of funding comes from runners all over the country that independently fundraise for us. We also have a small line of clothing that we offer online. 100% of any item you purchase goes to charity!
Ever wonder what happened with your $50 donation you sent to the ASPCA or The Humane Society? While these are both great organizations, they are corporate top-heavy. We don’t get paid here. With Running for Rescues, you’ll actually be able to see how the money that has been raised is spent. We will post pictures of the dogs and cats that we help to rescue with funds that you ran for (or tri-d for).