Dear Readers: The following touched my heart so much that I wanted to share it with you….
To: Colleen Terry
Sent: Mon, March 28, 2011 1:21:04 PM
Subject: : Follow up to Fetch Magazine article on Pets From Paradise
I just wanted to share a follow up with you related to the Pets From Paradise article in the current Fetch Magazine. Brian (featured in the article) just stopped by my office and let me know that he is fresh back from St. Croix and that he and his wife brought back ten dogs that then went to the Wisconsin Humane Society on Thursday. WHS had a very strong response to the dogs that were coming in from this year’s Pets From Paradise run, to the point that WHS, for the first time, set up a special page on their website identifying these animal, with photos, etc. There has also been a huge response on their Facebook page with tons of positive feedback and likes (34 comments and 146 likes between Thursday and now). If you have time, it really is heartening to read (March 24 post). I asked Brian if this was normal, and he assured me it was all new and that it came from the Fetch Magazine article. Just prior to Brian and Emily leaving, there was a fund raiser at Ci Ci’s Pizza to help raise money to bring back more pups, and I know from having participated, that directly came about from the magazine article.
I just wanted to let you know in case you cared to share with the owners/editors of Fetch. I am sure they will like knowing that the work they do had a direct impact on capturing the imagination of their readers and that they played a powerful role in helping save these ten dogs. I hope you are having a good day, take care.
Lisa R. Terry
(author of article)