As a result, CoCo's Heart Dog Rescue and the Minnesota Wild Foundation will each receive checks for $21,423 during the first intermission of tonight's game against the Vegas Golden Knights.
"Coco's Heart Dog Rescue is very thankful for the partnership and collaboration with the Minnesota Wild on this project," said Executive Director Ashley Kurtz. "It was a fun way to help raise awareness for our rescue efforts, and to give some of our overlooked dogs the exposure they needed to find loving families of their own. Our organization spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on veterinary expenses each year and relies on adoption fees and donations to fund our rescue efforts. This successful fundraiser will allow our organization to rescue many dogs and give them the chances and care that they deserve!"
Coco's Heart Dog Rescue is a primarily volunteer-driven organization that welcomes dogs to rescue from unfortunate situations and houses them in volunteer foster homes while preparing them for adoption placement. They focus on evaluating each dog's needs, provide high quality veterinary care, and work towards finding them a lifelong match with an adoption placement. They also strive to educate our community on the importance of rescue, our specific rescue efforts, responsible pet ownership, and the difference each person can make on the lives of dogs in need. Since May of 2010, the organization has found loving homes for over 4,500 animals. For more, visit www.cocosheartdogrescue.org.
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. With help from Wild players, the Minnesota Wild Foundation supports pediatric medical causes, serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey, and provides fundraising opportunities for youth hockey associations across the state. Since its inception in 2009, the Wild Foundation has distributed more than $3.2 million in grants to hockey programs and children's medical related charities and has dispersed more than $1.5 million to local charities through its Split the Pot Raffle program to help create a Greater State of Hockey. Since its inception in 2000, the Minnesota Wild has invested more than $16 million dollars back into the community through donations and service. For more, visit wild.com/foundation.
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