Today marks an important day in my life-in addition to my children’s charity, Yum-o!, I now get to talk about Rachael’s Rescue, my way of helping animals in need. I come from a family of animal lovers-my mom has several cats and we have always been deeply committed to helping shelters and other no-kill animal rescue programs. My mom lives in the woods and her environment reminds me of Snow White-she not only cares for a number of indoor and outdoor cats, she feeds a raccoon family pretty regularly and even has been known to care for a lost baby moose!
My heart belongs to my red-nosed pit bull, Isaboo and before her, Boo, who gave me 13 of the happiest years of my life. In the city, she is about all I could fit into my apartment-no baby moose would be happy going up the elevator! Pit bulls get such a bad rap and I never understood why-my girls are the most gentle, sweetest animals you could ever meet and cuddle up to adults and children like little babies. But unfortunately, many many pit bulls are neglected and brutally abused, which is what inspired me to help these organizations who are generously helping to rehabilitate or rescue these and other dogs. That’s what Rachael’s Rescue is all about-check it out to see some of the cool organizations we are talking about today.
Rachael’s Rescue gets its funding from my proceeds from the sale of the Nutrish for Pets dog food products. What a better way to help animals than to start by getting dogs a food that is good for them and full of real ingredients-no fillers or by products. Groups like North Shore Animal League, Bad Rap, and many others will join the list on Rachael’s Rescue and get thanks from us for doing their part. It’s the least we can do to help our little friends in need.
Check back in our Pet section over the next few months-we’re going to have all kinds of fun contests for you and your pooch.