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KIA donates to homeless pets

A $2,500 donation is made to Rescues on the Runway to help save homeless and abandoned dogs and cats

Posted: February 21, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 21, 2013 2:00 a.m.

KIA of Valencia presents a $2,500 check to benefit the nonprofit Rescues on the Runaway, which saves dogs and cats from kill shelters in Los Angeles.

California Superstores Valencia KIA donated $2,500 to  to benefit Rescues on the Runway — an animal rescue organization that saves dogs and cats from Los Angeles kill shelters and finds loving homes for them.

Mardi Rivetti, executive director of Rescues on the Runway, said the nonprofit holds fashion runway shows and beauty pageants, to showcase the dogs and cats needing homes by sending them down the runway with models and pageant contestants.

“We at KIA of Valencia are very proud to be spearheading this community event and to be able to donate our time and money to such a worthwhile cause – saving dogs and cats from LA kill shelters,” said Joe Caracciolo, general manager of KIA of Valencia.

Rivetti said she was thrilled for the support from KIA.

“I’m so excited and grateful for their support,” she said. “Our vet bills are at $6,000 so this donation will really help us.”

Rescues on the Runway hosts an annual fundraising dinner to benefit efforts to save as many dogs and cats as possible,” said Rivetti. “We need money for food, vet care and spay and neuter services. We are always looking for more help and more sponsors,” she said.

Rivetti said those interested in seeing pets available for adoption should visit the Rescues on the Runway website.

For more information about Rescues on the Runway visit or visit Rescues on the Runway on Facebook.


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