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#1 Old 02-07-2006, 03:12 PM
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Got this in an email today. Thought I would pass it on.

From: Joe Trippi

To: * * Best Friends members

(Note: When Joe Trippi ran the Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2003-4, it

was hailed as the first true Internet campaign. As an animal charity, Best

Friends has no political leaning, but we welcome the skills and support of

everyone who cares about the animals. Joe and his wife Kathy recently adopted

a dog from Best Friends.)

Dear Friends,

I was looking for something to do -- something I could devote some time to

-- something to keep the flame burning inside me to make a difference.

And I found it when my wife Kathy and I visited Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

in Utah a few months ago.

The catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina had struck the Gulf Coast, and Kathy and

I witnessed the heroic efforts of Best Friends staff and volunteers working

long and hard to save as many animals as possible with no thought of ever

giving up.

We knew we needed to do something -- even something small -- but anything that

would help. *We made a small donation to Best Friends, and in-between working

meetings at the sanctuary Kathy volunteered at Dogtown and fell in love with

Tess, an Aussie shepherd mix. We adopted her on the spot.

Tess may have survived Hurricane Katrina, or she may have been found wandering

alone in the desert -- it doesn't matter. What matters is that any animal

adopted from a shelter today helps make room for the hundreds of animals that

are still being rescued by Best Friends along the Gulf Coast -- and the

hundreds more that are in holding centers awaiting transport to a shelter near


I hope you will help spread the word about Best Friends National Katrina

Adoption Drive too, by forwarding this e-mail or the following link to any

friends or family you feel may feel the same way we do.

Consider adopting an animal from your local shelter, or visiting the following

link to find out how you can adopt an animal from Katrina.

It will cost Best Friends over $1 million to complete the rescue work they've

undertaken and care for the unadoptable animals who will remain in their care

as part of their no-kill philosophy. So please consider making a financial

contribution to this effort today.

Two years ago Kathy and I were working to change our country - to get

thousands of people to work together in common purpose for the common good.

Regardless of how you felt about the Presidential campaign of Howard Dean, I

tried to run that campaign differently and to involve people in making a

difference together. I hope that in some small way Kathy and I can help

rekindle that spirit for thousands to come together and make a difference for

the animals of Katrina.

They and Best Friends need our help - please contribute what you can.


Joe Trippi

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