Rescued Ben Continues to Cruise Thanks to ALDF

Posted by Michelle Kownacki, Ben's Mom on August 13, 2008

This is it! The 3rd Annual Little Ben’s Big “Cruise for Compassion” Fundraiser to benefit Animal Legal Defense Fund

BenWho is Ben you ask? Ben is a little Jack Russell terrier, who was rescued along with over 325 other dogs from a puppy mill/hoarder that had them “living” in unthinkable circumstances. This is one of many court cases initiated by ALDF where they speak on behalf of the animals. Thanks to ALDF, Ben’s court case in Sanford, NC against the Woodleys was won so he and all his former fur friends now live in homes with love. My husband and I are the lucky ones to have this little guy in our lives. His soulful eyes and learned toy-tossing energy bursts with sound effects inspire us every day. My mother says he hit “heaven on earth”, as we own a pet boutique where he tests toys, treats and beds regularly now.

Guests board the Harbor QueenSo back to the Cruise Fundraiser in Ben’s name. We (me, my husband Larry and our good friend and animal advocate Madeline Davis) host this fundraiser as our heartfelt thanks to Animal Legal Defense Fund for all they do improve the lives of animals. For those local to Annapolis, Maryland, consider joining us on the Harbor Queen with your dog for an evening of fun on Friday, September 12.  Boarding begins at 7 PM and we depart the Annapolis City Dock around 8 PM. We’ll have you back by 10 PM to get a good night’s sleep. Tickets are only $49 and include a live band, complimentary finger foods, cash bar and one of the most amazing Silent Auctions! ALL proceeds go to Animal Legal Defense Fund.

For those of you not local or local to the Chesapeake Bay area, there’s also a “Go Cruising” Raffle that will provide the winner with 2 round-trip tickets to Cruise the Air with Southwest Airlines anywhere they fly! Tickets are good for a year and don’t have any blackout dates. We all know that everyone wins though, because the animals win when all the proceeds of this Raffle go to ALDF. Tickets are only $15 for 1 or 2 for $25 and can be easily purchased online when you visit Simply go to “for dogs”, “for cats” or “just for you” on the site and you’ll see a photo of Ben in his Annapolis bandana with a “Ben’s Raffle” headline. He’ll take you in to this secure site to buy tickets to help ALDF. You can also call in your raffle ticket request by calling our boutique at 410.263.8683.

Ben says thank YOU and thank you ALDF for helping the animals. We are all very, very grateful.

Make a tail wag,  Michelle…AKA Ben’s Mom


One thought on “Rescued Ben Continues to Cruise Thanks to ALDF

  1. Ann Katcef says:

    Great event. Great cause.

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