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COLUMBUS DOG CONNECTION INC
November 1, 2012

There are no words that can truly describe the love, dedication and endless amount of time and tears that Kellie and her volunteers provide to the “dog world.”
The mission statement of CDC says – in part – “Our Mission is to re-home abandoned dogs, promote all rescues & shelters in Ohio…”. That service extends well beyond the dogs in Ohio. Back in 2008, CDC hosted a Habitat for Dogmanity event that resulted in 333 elevated dog beds being made in just one day. For their efforts, they ultimately won the Make a Difference Day State Award. Those beds did not only get delivered to rural shelters through all of Ohio but to rural shelters in Kentucky and beyond. CDC has shared their bed making experience on their website so others may do the same for their own shelters. States such as Oregon, Florida, Georgia, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana just to name a few have since hosted their own Habitat for Dogmanity events thanks to CDC’s generous sharing of knowledge, material and supplies.
Columbus Dog Connection has been a MAJOR force behind the Ohio Puppy Mill Bill. Kellie has spent endless hours working on the Bill and speaking to members of Congress. There is an entire section on the CDC website dedicated to Senate Bill 130.
CDC shares any and all their donations of food, toys, treats, etc that they receive with other rescues and shelters throughout Ohio and beyond. CDC has built and provided dog houses to those that have no shelter as well.
Woofstock is a huge annual event hosted by CDC in an effort to raise money and awareness of the shelter dog problem through Ohio and beyond.
CDC has always known the most efficient use of donations and endless blood, sweat and tears put into saving homeless dogs and cats was to get more spay/neuter services to the areas that needed it most. CDC finally saw their dream come true of having the first mobile spay/neuter in rural areas of Ohio. The mobile truck travels to rural counties to perform s/n services. This truck also affords them the opportunity to extend services to other rescues in order to help them serve even more homeless dogs/cats.
We are extremely privileged and proud to have volunteered with Kellie and Columbus Dog Connection.
Literally thousands of dogs owe their lives to them. May their determination to find a home for every homeless dog become a reality.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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