The latest news from Surf Dog Ricochet. DogCast Radio will have an interview with Judy Fridono later this year:
SURF DOG RICOCHET & SPARKLES THE FIRE SAFETY DOG RAISE $5074 FOR
TARGET, THE HERO DOG EUTHANIZED AFTER SAVING LIVES IN AFGHANISTAN
SAN DIEGO, CA, January 31, 2011… More than $5000 has been raised for Target's Bunker in a fundraiser that came out of USA Today's Most Heroic dog of 2010. Surf Dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog, and Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog were among the five nominees, along with Target, the Afghanistan dog who saved many soldiers lives, only to lose hers to an erroneous euthanization. Ricochet & Sparkles turned their votes into voices for Target, and began raising funds and awareness for her.
On January 7th, Ricochet and Sparkles asked their supporters to turn their votes into voices during USA Today's Most Heroic Dog of 2010. In addition, they started a fundraiser through Puppy Prodigies/Surf Dog Ricochet, a non profit 501(c)3 organization to help Target's Bunker, founded by Target's family. Donations came in from all over the country. Thanks to their generous donors, $5074 has been raised during this month long fundraiser.
Target saved the lives of many soldiers in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber walked into a Border Patrol compound. Target, along with two other stray dogs, attacked the bomber. Despite the bombing... she survived. SGT Terry Young adopted Target, and brought her back to live with him in Arizona. One Friday afternoon, Target got out of the yard, and ended up in a shelter. Tragically, by Monday morning, she was erroneously euthanized. Target's Bunker has been formed with the hope of keeping another tragedy like Target's from happening ever again.
As this fundraiser comes to a close, a check for $5074 will be presented to SGT Terry Young in the name of Target's Bunker. But, Ricochet has started a new fundraiser, "Tidal Wave for Target's Bunker" with the hopes of raising additional funds. Since Target's Bunker is in it's infancy stages of development, donations will continue to be accepted through Puppy Prodigies/Surf Dog Ricochet. Tax deductible donations can be made on behalf of Target's Bunker at http://www.SurfDogRicochet.com/Target.
Ricochet and Sparkles believe thousands and thousands of dollars can be raised for their hero, Target, and ask folks around the world to join their quest by making a donation, and/or help raise awareness by getting the word out about the new "Tidal Wave for Target's Bunker" fundraiser... which will ultimately save lives.
For more information, contact Judy Fridono/SurfDog Ricochet at firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-228-0679