Bernie Berlin, one of our visiting teachers here at AE is also in the process of establishing a safe haven rescue place for dogs in Tennessee. It is called A Place to Bark, and hers is one of the possibile organizations to win some grant money for her animal saving place. Tim Holtz has put out a word about it all on his blog, which is where I found out about it.
Bernie has a heart of gold and has poured almost all of her own money into this program. There is a video that you can see, in a link from Tim's blog. She is asking for donations of $10 per person (you do have the option of making it a monthly donation...which for many of us would be painless) but the contest is based on getting the most people to donate, not the highest amount. So, every person counts here. I am told that at last tally, Berrnie was in the top few.
Below is the link to Tim's message about Bernie. I would love it if you could take a minute to read about it. You will need to copy & paste here as I couldn't get the program to create a link.