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Macomb Woman's Fundraiser for Animal Rescue Nears Goal

When we last checked in with an online campaign pledging to help a local animal rescue, it had raised $510 toward its $1,000 goal. As of Wednesday night, however, the campaign is nearing its goal, with $830 raised.

Lauri Weingartz of Macomb created the fundraiser on GoFundMe.com, and the campaign runs through Dec. 31. Patch has partnered with GoFundMe and is helping to highlight worthy campaigns in local communities. 

The page reads: 

"As most of you know, my passion and love for animals runs deep; especially for those without their forever homes. I was supposed to be a veterinarian but since my skills with math and science weren't too great that idea didn't pan out! So what's a girl to do? Well she decides that she can give back by creating her own non profit: Don't Leave Me A Stray! My mission is to provide resources to homeless animals. Since I do not have 501(c)(3) status yet, I have been providing resources to other nonprofits through donations!"

Weingartz said this is the third year she's solicited help to provide food, blankets, supplies and cash toward local animal rescues. 

"I want this holiday season to be the best ever so I am asking you once again to help me and the animals," she wrote. 

Donations, she wrote, will go directly to the rescue and will be tax-deductible. Donors can chip in in honor or in memory of a pet. 

To donate, click here.

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