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ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
July 15, 2010

I am passionate about animals and like to support organizations that truly make a difference in animal welfare now and in the future. I learned of a court case in 2005 that provided ALDF with temporary custody of over 300 dogs from a hoarder/puppy mill. To read the description of the conditions these innocent dogs lived in would make you sick. I knew I had to become active in supporting ALDF. We fostered one of the dogs removed from this horrific property until ALDF finally won the case in 2007 - which is when we could officially adopt him into our family. Without ALDF's tireless and intelligent lawyers on the animals side, the dogs in this case would have never stepped on grass, had regular meals or had any positive interaction with the human race. Our dog, Ben, came to us yellow from urine staining and scared of the world. As I type this now, his white furred body is curled in a clean bed next to me sleeping. He's content with good food in tummy, loved beyond words and happy to be with the people in his "circle of friends". I am the lucky one to have him in my life and for that I - or WE are forever grateful to ALDF. The passion of this organization and the people involved is inspiring. Since this initial experience with ALDF, I have independently organized events over the last 4 years that bring attention and funding to the critical work that ALDF takes on to give all animals a voice and the basic respect deserved in life. I am so grateful this organization exists and focuses on changing the laws, which in my opinion gets at the base of the problem with animal neglect and abuse. I do support many other well-deserving animal charities, but I am a lifetime supporter of ALDF because I believe they can truly make a difference now and in the future. I hope you consider getting involved too! Again, Ben thanks ALDF for his life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Without ALDF, my dog Ben would more than likely be dead and have lived a life of fear and sickness.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, smart and focused people who are and will make a difference for the better in this world.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It would use it very wisely to make the biggest and best impact on animal welfare as possible.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & Provided a foster (now permanent) loving home to one of the many, many dogs rescued by ALDF through a court battle with a puppy mill/ hoarder.