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Public Service Announcement - Need Animal Adoptions /Foster Homes

From: Sdanimalsupport@aol.com
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 12:50 PM
Subject: Pets in Need of Emergency Housing after Death of Local Animal Welfare Director

January 13, 2006
Contact: Angela Doss at 619-212-6028.

Last night, the Director of San Diego Pet Rescue (www.sdpetrescue.org), Gina Gracio, was killed in a head-on collision. This is a link to an article related to the accident: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20060113-9999-6m13wreck.html. Although her name is not mentioned, she is the driver who died in the SUV fire.

There are a million wonderful things I can say about all the work Gina does to save animals, but Gina is a no-nonsense person, and I know the first thing she'd want is for us to focus on what to do with the animals. Gina has left behind more than a dozen fostered cats, and at least 7 dogs, who will all need immediate housing. Local animal welfare group directors, Mary Kay Gagliardo and Angela Doss, are currently working with Gina's family to organize this effort as best they can on such short notice. They are desperately in need of foster homes and adopters for these animals. For more information about the animals, please contact Angela at the number above.
I have taken Gina's pets on television for years now, and the most special thing about Gina is that she would take animals in that nobody else would help. She didn't care about legal rules and regulations....for her it was about saving and helping animals. Just last month, when a viewer called me about a dog she had been feeding for months who was abandoned in a canyon and starving to death, Gina was the ONLY person who was willing to go out to the canyon and bring this dog back to her home. The dog, by the way, has been a wonderful, well-behaved foster dog, who appears grateful to have a warm home where he can lay his head.
Any help in finding adopters or fosters would be greatly appreciated.

Darlene White
San Diego Animal Support Foundation
Taking Pets On TV Everyday from our Local Shelters/Rescues:
KFMB Channel 8: Pet Talk
KGTV Channel 10: Pet of the Week
FOX 6 News: Animal House


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