Lost Our Home Pet Rescue and The Arizona Pet Project Plan Desert Duck Derby on May 2

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Funds from the Virtual, Live-Stream Event will Benefit People and Pets in Need

Lost our Home Pet Rescue, a no kill shelter in Tempe, is partnering the The Arizona Pet Project to raise money to help people and pets in need during COVID-19.  They are planning a virtual, live-stream Duck Derby that will have no in-person spectators.  The money raised will benefit at-risk families, such as the elderly, homeless, veterans, domestic violence victims, and low-income individuals. Ducks start at just $5 and are being sold online until Friday, May 1, 2020. 


 “We’re thrilled to be partnering with The Arizona Pet Project,” said Jodi Polanski, founder of Lost our Home Pet Rescue. “We both have similar missions which include programs to help pets and families in crisis.  Because of Covid 19, people need us now more than ever.  Funds raised for this event will support temp boarding, emergency vet care and pet food assistance for vulnerable families and families impacted by the corona virus.


Everyone who adopts a duck will be entered into the race, which will take place at 11 a.m. on May 2, 2020.  Shelter dogs will pluck the winners from a tub of 10,000 rubber ducks.  Ducks start at just $5 and you could win a $1000 Basha’s gift card, a new Phatty electric scooter from Phat Scooters, a 5-day photographic African Safari for 2 people, or a year’s worth of car washes. You must be 18 years or older to enter and the top 4 ducks will be announced during the live-stream coverage of the event. 


Sponsorships are available for this virtual event, if you’d like to learn more, contact Courtney Billingsley at [email protected]


To purchase a duck, visit: https://www.duckrace.com/phoenix/teams.  Once there select either the Lost Our Home Pet Rescue team, The Arizona Pet Project team or start your own!


About Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

Lost Our Home was founded in 2008 in response to the thousands of pets in need as a result of the economic downturn in general, and the Phoenix-area foreclosure crisis in particular. They are the only shelter in Maricopa County dedicated to rescuing pets abandoned or at risk of homelessness due to pet parents’ life crises: eviction, domestic violence, job loss and illness. They have saved the lives of over 8,200 pets, reunited more than 800 pets with families through their Temporary Care Program by providing over 75,000 days of care, and fed 17,000 pets through their Pet-Food Bank Program.  They also have a partnership with the Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence shelter in Arizona, in which they operate a pet shelter on their campus so that woman escaping domestic violence can have their pet with them.  To learn more about Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, visit LostOurHome.org, or call (602) 445-7387 (PETS).


About The Arizona Pet Project

The Arizona Pet Project’s primary goal is to keep pets with the people who love and need them most by connecting vulnerable community members and families in crisis with services and resources which prevent unnecessary surrender of their beloved companions. The Arizona Pet project is here to support families while reducing the number of dogs and cats in our shelters. Animals bring comfort, joy, healing and health, and they believe those benefits should be available to all. For more information on The Arizona Pet Project, visit http://www.azpetproject.org.


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