Earlier this month, I participated in a large, multi-author fundraising campaign to benefit animal shelters called Authors Against Animal Abuse, and I’m pleased to report that Christine Johnson raised $543.27 with her auctions. (The signed lot of Rampant, Ascendant, and an ARC of Jeri Smith-Ready‘s Shine went for over $123 alone!) All the money benefited the Indianapolis Humane Society.
Because both Carrie Ryan and I offered to match donations up to $1000 with donation to local animal rescue groups, that means I’ll be donating $543.27 to Reach Out Rescue, which is a local Maryland all breed dog Rescue Group I volunteer with.
But that’s not all! The balance of the “matching money” ($456.73) will be split among the following local rescue groups, which come highly recommended to me by fellow author and animal lover Michelle Hodkin:
- Jasmine’s House (a pit bull rescue group named after one of Vick’s victims)
- Recycled Love (a dog rescue that specializes in abused and neglected animals)
- The Fallston Animal Rescue Group (an all-breed rescue org)
Thank you so much for bidding on the auction. wishing you and all your furry friends a safe and happy new year!