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Old 05-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Help me save some dogs, get some notes

I'm going to take a page out of Joe's playbook right now and offer a reward in return for your charity. I don't have a friend at a major agency, but will offer what I can - my time and my brain.

Every year, Best Friends Animal Society hosts a nationwide event called Strut Your Mutt. Dog lovers walk their canines together to raise money for no kill shelters. This year on September 15 in Woodley Park I, my husband, and our miniature pincher mix Foxy will be walking with the pack from Angel City Pit Bulls, a rescue group that does an amazing job finding forever homes for homeless pit bulls in Los Angeles.

If you know anything about shelters, you know how many of them are full of pits, most of whom will never leave the shelter alive. My own American Pit Bull Terrier, Lilly, might have been one of those sad statistics had we not decided that morning to head for the shelter and pick out a dog.

I knew nothing about pits until we brought her home, but now I'm a devoted advocate for the breed, so if you have any questions, I don't mind answering.

Anyhow, a lot of people ask me for notes and I always turn them down. There are only about 4 people in the world who I'll do notes for on a normal day, but I will make an exception for this.

So here's the deal. If you go to my fundraising page: http://www.strutyourmutt.org/index.c... ipantID=14323 you can see my two adorable dogs being adorable together. Then you can donate $25 or more to the cause.

If you donate $25 I will read the first ten pages of your script and give you notes. If you donate $50 or more I will read your entire script and give you notes.
Make sure you include your email and let me know that you'd like notes when you make your donation (either here or as a message with the donation or by PM - whatever). I will send you the email address to send your screenplay. I will read it and give you honest notes that you can take or leave as you will. I will not sugar coat these notes and they will be thorough. Unless things get crazy, I should have notes back to you within a week.

Of course, you're also welcome to give as much as you can just for the sake of the dogs. And if you like, Lilly will personally lick your face or bark at you until you pet her. If you are bald, Foxy will clean your salty head for you. They have both authorized me to make these rewards available.

So help some homeless pets and get some notes. Everybody wins.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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I melt for animals. I'm in. And I'd love to have notes from you.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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I'm in also.

I'll donate $50 but you only have to read 10 pages unless you CAN'T stop.

Notes from you are greatly appreciated.

Will donate right now. Let me know how to send at your convenience.

THANK YOU for doing this Emily.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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Thank you guys so much already! I've had quite a few donations since I posted this thread. At the moment I'm up to $430, which is 54% of my official goal. I'm over the moon about the awesome messages I've received and the amount of money we've already raised. I'd love it if we could blast that goal out of the water.

The walk isn't until September, so anyone is welcome to jump onboard until then. I'm doing my first set of notes right now, and I will gladly do many more if it means helping all these puppies.

So thanks again, everyone! The doggies thank you too!
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:08 PM   #5
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Hey Emily--

Great cause, and close to my heart! I'm delighted to donate. I'll pm you for your email because I'm also delighted to get your feedback, heh.

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Old 05-20-2013, 03:08 PM   #6
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I'm in. Won't have anything for you to read for a month or so, but the cause is a great one.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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Yes, wonderful cause and Emily gives great, helpful notes!
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:52 AM   #8
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Congrats on surpassing your goal! I'll jump in to make sure your eyes grow bleary
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #9
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Great cause! I sent a note with my donation, but do let me know if you need any additional info from me.

I hope you double your goal. Or triple it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #10
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Thank you guys so much for all the love! I've surpassed my goal and now am close to raising a grand for the group. I'm super excited about this right now.

For anyone who's sent me pages - I'm doing the notes in the order in which they received, and I've done a few already, but I got more than I expected, which was awesome, but also making me fall behind. I'm leaving town for a few days so I won't be able to do notes until I get back. But as soon as I do, I'll have them to you. So it may be another 1-2 weeks before I have notes for everyone who's already donated. Sorry if that's an inconvenience to anyone. I take too long writing up the notes. This is what happens when you write long paragraphs about why something does or does not work.

Anyway, don't stop donating! I'll resume notes as soon as I'm back from my trip.

Thanks!
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