The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ~ Gandhi
It is hard to put into words the tireless efforts Louie’s Legacy does simply because they believe animals deserve the same kindness and love as the rest of us. My ShihTzu Lazer was rescued almost five years ago, alone and scared in a Brooklyn shelter, sick and full of physical and mental wounds.
The volunteers at Louie’s legacy were unable to pass him over- they were unable to let him be put to death. So they rescued him- with no real idea if or when he would ever be adopted and his wonderful foster Elaine Perlin, took in his mangly mess and loved him. Lazer is one of hundreds of animals that Louie’s Legacy has rescued, has fostered and has paid for their medical bills. This is just WHAT THEY DO. They are the most selfless and wonderful loving bunch of human beings that I’ve ever had the honor of befriending.
I think the best thing I can do is get in on the “ground floor” of my children’s lives when they’re young and impressionable and just beginning to understand the importance of helping someone else, and get them volunteering. To help your family do the same, one Staten Island organization bound to awaken your child’s passion for volunteering is Louie’s Legacy. Did I happen to mention that I’m their VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR and you can fill out an application to start volunteering here http://www.louieslegacy.org/home/volunteer ( and your kids can get community service hours?!)
This Staten Island-based Animal rescue group which is ALL volunteer based and so in need of MANY helping hands will host its Fifth Annual Blue Gala event honoring Theo Rossi and Arin Greenwood on Friday, November 11 for a night of dancing, silent auctions, and celebrity guests!This is our only large gala of the year and your support means more animals saved in our communities. If you cannot adopt, foster or volunteer, or even if you CAN, this is the perfect chance for you to help make an impact on our work with animals THE EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT, SO DON‘T HESITATE! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! http://www.louieslegacy.org/home/blue-gala #LouiesLegacy
So why should you get your ticket? Check out these faces and their stories… all proceeds benefit these furbabies!A post from one of our incredible Louie’s Legacy Foster Moms:
This is Frannie ♥️ and she’s just as beautiful and sweet as I imagined. I can’t help but tear up knowing this girl has known no love her life. Her life consisted of producing puppies, and when they didn’t need her anymore she was dumped. Despite her past, she’s so sweet and trusts. That’s why I like dogs more than most people ? Frannie looks like a mini chocolate lab at only about 30 lbs…. she will be ready to go to her #fureverhome next weekend! Your new life starts TODAY Frannie ♥️ #adoptme #labmix #foster #adoptdontshop #throwawaymama #rescuedog #louieslegacy
Funds from your ticket sales help us CONTINUE to provide homeless animals their freedom rides like the one we did this past Weekend — check out the video below!
And here are some of the puppies we rescued- secure and getting love in their foster homes!
SO WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND the Blue Gala and how will doing so teach your kids about the power of giving back: show your kids, via your actions, that giving back is a part of your family’s legacy, get involved and show them that each and everyone of us can make a difference!
And one of the best parts; there will be: Hors D’Oeurvres – Cocktail Hour – Full Open Bar – Raffles – Silent Auction – Dancing – Live and DJ Music – Celebrity Guests and WE are giving away an American Girl DOLL and You can hang with me! Get your tickets here: http://www.louieslegacy.org/home/blue-gala