Canine Protection Coalition CPC

Canine Protection Coalition

(CPC) Fundraising Raffle



The Canine Protection Coalition (CPC), Inc. was incorporated in Washington State in October, 2003. The CPC is a non-profit corporation and we are seeking individuals in the canine community to join us in developing initiatives to protect all dogs. Our goal is to form an alliance to implement changes that no single club or group can accomplish alone.

See our website at http://www.caninepc.org/

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America, Inc. originally began a lobby effort in March of 2002 by hiring Dr John Melcher to work with the USDA, Animal Care. See http://bmdcgs.org/lobby/default.htm for more details. The goal was to get this effort started and then invite the rest of the dog world to join in as we partner to:

* Lobby for regulation/enforcement of existing animal welfare laws.

* Pool our advertising resources to educate the public and begin working together to offer high visibility ads in a variety of publication and media.

Bernese Mountain Dog fanciers have supported the effort since its inception and have been successful in gaining access to the USDA Animal Care and is beginning to see better enforcement of regulations. It is time for all canine fanciers to join together in order to make our voices heard.

And so The Canine Protection Coalition, Inc has begun.


Please show your support by entering this fundraiser to support the CPC lobby and education efforts.



Be the lucky winner of this limited time raffle offering a lovely black and white sketch of YOUR favorite canine friend(s). Lace M Smith has offered to do a pencil sketch of your dog(s) (Lace will do up to three dogs in your sketch) in support of the Canine Protection Coalition. YOUR sketch will be matted, framed and mailed to your home. You will treasure this sketch for years to come. (See below for the samples of Lace's work). The only thing you have to do is provide a couple of really good photos of your dog(s) and Lace will do the rest.


And in the final weeks of this Fundraiser Bernd Guenter has just donated a signed edition of his wonderful book (see below) "The Bernese Mountain Dog - A Dog of Destiny" The next runner-up in this draw will receive this wonderful prize. The book will be autographed personally to the winner.


And a further donation to this Fundraiser from Liz Bradbury, two 2005 calendars by Bernd Guenter with his most beautiful photographs of our beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs (see below) will go to the next two tickets drawn by the lucky runners up in this Raffle


And the winners of the Canine Protection Coalition Raffle are as following:

For the black and white sketch donated by Lace Smith: "Maria Crifasi"


For the autographed copy of Bernd Guenters, The Bernese Mountain Dog - A Dog of Destiny: "Theresa Kotas" (Donated by Bernd)

For the first 2005 Calendar of Bernd Guenter's wonderful portraits: "Marci Taylor" (Donated by Liz Bradbury)

For the second 2005 Calendar of Bernd Guenter's wonderful portraits: "Kayann Fitzgerald" (Donated by Liz Bradbury)


The raffle was a wonderful success and the CPC thanks all of you for your support. A total of $2030.00 was collected. A special thank you to Lace M Smith, Bernd Guenter and Liz Bradbury for their contributions and a BIG THANK YOU to Jean Cheesman for creating and managing the fundraising website. You guys are all great.

Terri Zimmerman, Zaltana, Zion, Zane and Zephyr, Zodiac & Kita, gone from this earth but not from this heart. Washington State, USA

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1 ticket for five dollars
3 tickets for ten dollars
10 tickets for 20 dollars


Make your checks out to the CPC (Canine Protection Coalition), note "For Raffle" and mail to:

Terri Zimmerman
3804 225th Street East
Spanaway, WA. 98387

If you are writing a check from any other country than the USA then make your check out to Joye M. Neff, and note "For Raffle ". Joye is set up to handle foreign checks and has volunteered to assist us. Once again, foreign checks are to be made out to Joye M. Neff and mailed to:

Terri Zimmerman
3804 225th Street East
Spanaway, WA. 98387

Raffle ends on August 31st '04
(All proceeds will go to the Canine Protection Coalition)
Questions, email Terri at terrizim@msn.com

"Great news friends! Thanks to the generousity of an anonymous donor, the next 10 people that send a check to the Canine Protection Coalition Raffle for 50 dollars or more will receive 10 extra tickets. We can note your name on the tickets or you can designate the tickets to go to someone else.


Raffle tickets are an excellent way to say "thank you" to deserving hard workers in any breed! Your choice. Please help us get the word out to all the purebred fancy so we can obtain their support. One person recently asked the artist if she would do a sketch of a Mixed Breed companion if they were to win the raffle. The answer is yes, Lace has loved and lived with some incredible Mixes and it would be her honor. So please pass the word and put in for your tickets soon."



Click on the images below to enlarge these beautiful examples of Lace's work.

Lucy
Lucy
Contest Winner
Contest Winner
Ready
Ready


Triad
Triad
Vesta
Vesta
winston
Winston


Zaltana
Zaltana
Zaltana with cart
Zaltana with cart
Zephyr
Zephyr



"The Bernese Mountain Dog - A Dog of Destiny"

Bernd's new coffeetable book is absolutely wonderful! His photographs "uniquely capture the breathtaking beauty - body and soul - of the Berner Sennenhund as well as the wonder of the Human-Berner bond.


The Bernese Mountain Dog





Bernd's 2005 Calendar

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