Kids love puppies. Seriously, every time my kids see a dog, their immediate reaction is to reach out and touch it. They’re always begging for one as a pet, but of course I say no. For one thing, we can’t afford a dog. Secondly, I don’t have the time or energy to take care of one. When they are a little older and understand responsibility, we’ll take a trip to our local shelter and pick out an adorable little pooch that needs a home. It’s a sad fact that far too many animals end up in shelters each year, and only 30% of dogs make it out of the shelter and into a loving home.
Jingles, a New York City puppy, was once one of those dogs. Laurie Brown-Nagin, creator of Operation ResCUTE, spotted Jingles being taken away by an animal control officer to a pro bono veterinarian. After falling in love with the puppy, Laurie went on a hunt for more information about shelter animals. Finding out the harsh facts that nearly 2.7 million healthy pets remain in shelters each year, Laurie was moved to start Operation ResCUTE. This nonprofit aims to educate the younger generation about shelter adoptions and to encourage them to make a difference. “Our donations go a long way at the shelters. I was so touched when one shelter told me our donation made possible outdoor dog exercise runs and equipment,” said Brown-Nagin. Her company has already donated to 11 shelters! How awesome is that?
The mission of Operation ResCUTE and Laurie’s discovery of Jingles has fostered the creation of this gift set. With the book, The Story of Jingles, and the Jingles plush toy, kids can go on an adventure through the streets of NYC to find out about the life of this adorable little puppy and his adoption story.
This set comes with
- The Jingles Stuffed Animal
- Book: The Story of Jingles
- Operation ResCute Sticker
100% of the profits go towards helping shelter dogs get adopted.
Stray dogs are common and many times these animals are placed into overcrowded, understaffed shelters where they can’t get the proper care they deserve. When the time comes to add a pup to our family, the local shelter will be our first stop. Like the story of Laurie and Jingles, hopefully we too can provide a nice loving environment for a shelter dog. To find out more about shelter adoptions or other ways you can help visit operationrescute.com. To purchase the Jingles set, you can find it for sale at Amazon.
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