ResQwalk is Now Part of Best Friends Animal Society

A Letter from ResQwalk’s Founder

ResQwalk Community,

I want to start by saying THANK YOU.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to build ResQwalk. For the past 3 years I have been humbled and inspired by the support of our rescue and shelter partners, the dedication of our ResQwalkers, and everyone’s commitment to saving homeless animals across North America.

I built ResQwalk with the goal of giving animal advocates an avenue to raise money and awareness for the rescues and shelters closest to their hearts. Together we were able to donate over $160,000 in cash and products to 3,800 animal welfare organizations across North America. I’m really proud of what we were able to accomplish together.

Thank you for everything.

As many of you know, the ResQpool has been $0 for months. We have been working to find a new corporate sponsor, but our efforts have been unsuccessful. Consequently, we can no longer fulfill our mission alone and have donated the app to Best Friends Animal Society.

Founded in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in U.S. shelters from 17 million per year to about 2 million. Although their progress to date has been incredible, there are still nearly 5,500 dogs and cats killed every day in U.S. shelters. Best Friends is determined to get this number to zero by 2025. Together, as a community of ResQwalkers, we can help Best Friends fulfill their mission to Save Them All.

Starting today in the app, you’ll see information about the Best Friends Summer to Save Them All campaign. As part of this campaign, we are aiming to ResQwalk 5,500 miles per day. Participate during the month of August and you will help inspire others to adopt and raise awareness for the 5,500 dogs and cats that are killed in shelters each day.

Moving forward Best Friends will continue to offer in-app challenges and work to secure corporate sponsorships. In the months when sponsorship dollars are available, Best Friends will announce a ResQpool and donations will be distributed to ResQwalk’s network of partners. In the months when sponsorship dollars aren’t available, the focus will be on raising awareness for the millions of animals across the country that need our help. So please continue to use the ResQwalk app; every step makes a difference.

Thank you again for your support, your patience and all the energy you put in on a daily basis to make the world better for our furry, scaly, and feathery friends. Building ResQwalk has been one of the best experiences of my life and I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity.

Bailey Schroeder

Download the app and help us ResQwalk 5,500 miles every day in August to raise awareness for the 5,500 dogs and cats that are killed in shelters each day.

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