SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 1, 2010) – American Dog Rescue sprang into action tonight when founder Arthur Benjamin caught a “NBC 4” news story focused on the plight of Frankie, a playful schnauzer in desperate need of a wheelchair. Benjamin, on behalf of American Dog Rescue, immediately pledged all the funds needed to restore Frankie’s mobility.
Despite a love of playing with toys and other animals, Frankie has a neurological disability and can’t walk without toppling over. Mary Jo Korb of the Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation was so moved by Benjamin’s donation on behalf of American Dog Rescue, she started to cry, “I never expected it could happen so quickly! I am in tears,” she said. “I have read about American Dog Rescue’s work with No More Homeless Pets and Utah Animal Adoption center and it’s such a privilege to talk with you and see your work in action.”
Frankie was using a toy car until now, but the doggy wheelchair from American Dog Rescue will ensure that he walks properly. “It is our pleasure and a privilege to pay for Frankie’s wheelchair and to see that he has a wonderful life and home,” Benjamin said. “Thank you, ABC 4 News, for airing the story and communicating the need so we could respond.”
American Dog Rescue (www.americandogrescue.org) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. Donations can be made by visiting www.americandogrescue.org or calling 801-944-3023.
Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation (UAAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of homeless animals. UAAF is an active participant in the No More Homeless Pets in Utah coalition and works closely with other coalition members to help end the euthanasia of homeless pets. UAAF believes that every animal deserves a home regardless of age or disability and specialized in the rescue and rehabilitation of ‘special needs’ animals including orphaned newborns, senior animals, animals with behavioral issues, injured animals, and animals with ongoing health problems. Since their founding in September 2002, hundreds of deserving animals have successfully been placed into loving homes. On the web at www.uaaf.org.