|Published:||Sep 12, 2012 4:55 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 12, 2012 6:37 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla.- A Southwest Florida animal rescue group won a thousand dollars from the Petco Foundation. Now, Brooke's Legacy needs your help to win even more money.
"It wasn't planned, it just happened," said Tink Bechtol.
Bechtol lost her daughter Brooke suddenly in 2004. A car crash took her life, but Brooke's love for animals is now her legacy.
"We just save the animals that we can that are in the shelters, it's always a kill shelter," said Bechtol.
Now, it's their turn for a special surprise. They won $1,000 from the Petco Foundation after local manger Patrick Burns nominated them.
"We didn't even know they nominated us. We had no clue and one of our volunteers came in and said congratulations...and I'm like for what?" said Bechtol.
For six years, the rescue group has featured some of its more than 100 adoptable pets at the Naples Petco.
"Brooke's legacy has been an incredible partner for us as well as the community. They rely on the generosity of their fosters, volunteers as well as the community," said Burns.
Brooke's legacy is the only Southwest Florida rescue that is now competing for $10,000 from Petco.
"We have some big expenses. This money will help us stay in the good graces of our vets," said Bechtol.
The $1,000 grant will officially be presented to Brooke's Legacy this Saturday. Burns says it's a gift, he's glad to give.
"The adoptions and the think adoption first philosophy of Petco is the best party of my job. To know that we're helping to make a difference in the community, that we're giving these animals a second chance," he said.
You can vote once a day until October 5th to help Brooke's Legacy win $10,000. Just go to www.facebook.com/Petcofoundation and click on 100 Celebrations. Brooke's Legacy is on the second page.
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