BlogPaws/Bissell Contest Winners

Well, folks, we won! Well, not “we” as in me and MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue, per se, but “we” as in the rescue community! Because of this contest, three rescues received upwards of $1,000 to help with the animals in their care, and three bloggers were recognized for their outstanding writing. Congrats to Robin Craft, Kim Clune, and Pamela Douglas Webster.

As for me, sure, I would have liked to win. We just told the rescue we were taking a break from fostering after adopting Hillary, and I thought winning the money for the rescue would have been a great way to give back to them. Additionally, the post I wrote was definitely the best I could do, and I meant every word of it. Nevertheless, I’m happy that the money was provided to some great rescues and that this contest inspired so many bloggers to share their stories about how their adopted animals have inspired them.

This contest was great for rescues and great for the community as a whole. I hope BlogPaws and Bissell decide to do something like this again next year. Thanks for supporting the rescue community, guys!

3 thoughts on “BlogPaws/Bissell Contest Winners

  1. YOU WROTE AN EXCELLENT STORY- I AM VERY SURPRISED THAT IT DIDN’T MAKE IT BUT AS YOU SAID, IT’S ALL FOR RESCUES- GOOD JOB- KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, KYLA!

  2. I loved Bill’s story, every bit… and the end especially. I’m sorry you didn’t win but I’ve chosen to support the no-kill rescue my cats came from and, while that is pretty terrific on its own, there’s so much more…

    Katrin, who runs AnimalKind, has suffered from a great deal of personal loss of late. Her entire house was destroyed by Hurricane Irene. Friends rushed in to save her 27 cats as her living room and dining room filled with 5 feet of water. The barn out back that housed a managed feral cat colony is gone, but the hungry, now sickly cats have all come back and they’ve brought friends – former house cats abandoned by circumstance.

    Katrin is struggling to fund raise for her rescue on the heels of this, but the couture she had been collecting for October’s annual Cat Walk Fashion fundraiser was all destroyed in the flood. All this on the heels of her husband recently suffering from a stroke…

    I can’t tell you how much Katrin appreciates this donation at such a time of need. I’ll be posting more about it on my blog for tomorrow.

  3. Kim, I’m totally glad AnimalKind is getting the money. You’ve told me a lot about them and I know they’re doing good things. I’m so sorry that Katrin has suffered so much this year, and I hope the money helps! I also hope she can persevere and keep her chin up in the face of adversity. The kitties need her!

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