February 09, 2021

Rescue Dog Charity Begun by WTA Tennis Player: The NFL Pickem champion Truthhurts asked that a charity donation be made instead of sending him an official NFL football. A donation is being made to A Lending Paw, a charity begun by Jessica Pegula, a WTA tennis player and the daughter of the owners of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. The group rescues dogs and trains them as service animals for people who need them.

posted by rcade to football at 05:59 PM - 10 comments

I heard about the charity after Pegula upset Victoria Azarenka in the first round of the Australian Open last night. A Lending Paw trains dogs to be "guide animals, diabetic alert animals, allergen detection animals, mobility animals, autism service animals, PTSD service animals, medical alert animals, psychiatric service animals, seizure response animals," per the website.

Pegula's ranked 61 and Azarenka 13. Azarenka had to quarantine in her hotel and couldn't go outside to practice, which was a sub-optimal way to get ready for the first major.

Thanks for the donation, Truthhurts!

posted by rcade at 06:02 PM on February 09, 2021

Thanks again to rcade and he found a very deserving charity

posted by truthhurts at 06:32 PM on February 09, 2021

Good on ya, truthhurts. Anything that helps rescue animals is okay in my book. The Biblical quote goes something like "If you have done it to the least of my creatures, you have done it to me.".

posted by Howard_T at 06:43 PM on February 09, 2021


posted by NoMich at 07:56 PM on February 09, 2021

Thanks for running things, rcade, great job Truthhurts!

posted by tommybiden at 08:13 PM on February 09, 2021

very nice! Not sure how much you donated @rcade, but I matched for $20.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:21 AM on February 10, 2021

Roughly the same amount the prize was worth: $120.

Thanks for chipping in too.

posted by rcade at 12:41 PM on February 10, 2021

Our sweet li'l JiJi is a rescue dog. She was found in a house full of puppies and dogs that were then dispersed to the various adoption groups in the Triangle. We got our girl from an organization named Pawfect Match.

posted by NoMich at 01:51 PM on February 10, 2021

Glad to see that Pegula has a mini Aussie. We adopted our Aussie mix from the shelter I volunteer at.
She has been through rough times in a prior life and has some mobility issues due to abuse/ injuries, but is now living a full active life.
She's out in the snow right now pawing for deer droppings. A true herding omnivore. A border collie can run all day on the occasional scoop of sheep manure.

I think I'll have to take a video of the dog herding the cockatiel and monetize it on YouTube for some extra take-out money. I've been snowbound for a few days. I need a fix of Saag Paneer. If I had some right now, I'd pound it like Popeye the sailor man.

posted by beaverboard at 02:17 PM on February 10, 2021

A large thumbs up.

posted by jagsnumberone at 09:36 PM on February 10, 2021

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