Animal Planet is having a Hero of the Year contest, the winner will receive $10k which could go a long way to helping Bernie's animal rescue. So I thought if we could get as many people as possible to nominate her, she might have a chance!
So will you help me, help her?
Here is the link to the contest entry form.
There's a few steps to entering, you'll need:
Her birthday: 9 -17-65
her phone number: 414-732-3211
her email: firstname.lastname@example.org
and her address:
"A Place To Bark"
375 N. Jones Road
Portland, TN 37148
You'll also need a 250 word or under write up about Bernie, I am including mine below so that way if you would like to simply copy and paste it you can. Feel free to write your own though!
Bernie Berlin is a hero to all the unwanted and uncared for animals in this world. She works tirelessly out of her own pocket to save every creature she can while educating the public about animal care, spaying, and the plight of rescue animals through her blog: http://aplacetobark.blogspot.com/.
Bernie has been running her non-profit grass roots animal rescue, called A Place to Bark for the last 6 years and has found "forever homes" for over 300 dogs and cats and even a couple chickens and one peacock! She has been profiled twice by WITI FOX News in Milwaukee.
About once a month, she makes a 16 hour one way drive from her home in Tennessee with a van full of death-row puppies to Humane Societies in Wisconsin and Chicago, where the puppies will quickly find homes in the more urban areas.
She works closely with Tennessee and Kentucky animal control volunteers to help them learn proper health care to avoid diseases like Parvo, Mange and parasite infestations etc.
If Bernie were to win Hero of the Year, it would be a tremendous help to her rescue and in turn she would be better able to save countless cats and dogs from a needless death.
thank you for your help!!
PS. Our podcast has been delayed with the craziness this week. We'll be airing it this weekend! thanks for your patience!
P.P.S. Here's the photo I promised of Toby wearing his sock!
thanks for letting me know about the copying and pasting.
I disabled the copyright java script for now so that way you can copy and paste.
sorry about that!
I'm packing to vend at fiberfest tomorrow night but will be SURE to do this tonight! Thanks for providing the info cause I couldn't remember if her birthday was the 17 or 18!
Aw, poor Toby. When Booger was alive, we had to have a lump removed from his hind leg just like Toby..turns out it was just a lump of fatty tissue, thank goodness. That bandage they put on his leg made his paw swell up, so he had a REALLY fat foot. heehee Hope he's doing ok
LOL @ him growling at his tail. ;)
Glad Toby came through surgery okay. He has such a sweet face even though he is not happy about the sock.