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And the Blue Plate Gives Winner is…

We started Blue Plate Gives as a way to give back to the communities that have supported us, and because we believe that everyone deserves Blue Chip hospitality. This fall, nearly 5,000 votes were cast for the five neighborhood organizations chosen to participate in the very first Blue Plate Give Fuel Good Campaign: Minnehaha Food Shelf, Open Arms of Minnesota, South High Foundation, Theatre Unbound, and Wags & Whiskers.

On October 7th, we had the pleasure of announcing the winner of our very first Blue Plate Give Fuel Good Campaign! It was a close race, but Wags & Whiskers top the top spot and received  a $1,500 donation!

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Wags & Whiskers is a  rescue organization unlike others in that they do not have a brick & mortar shelter. Instead, they foster dogs and cats into loving homes until their forever family adopts them. They take in 1,200 animals a year from a variety of organizations including local shelters, owner surrender, and even some shelters from states away. Animals who are taken in by Wags & Whiskers are seen by a veterinarian for standard medical care which includes vaccines, spay or neuter, and micro-chipping. Then, Wags & Whiskers finds them a loving foster home.

Wags & Whiskers relies on donations of both goods and funds to further their mission of rescuing animals in need. As they put it, “Our furry companions can’t speak for themselves, so we do it for them. Blue Plate Gives is offering $1,500 to the cause that gets the most votes. That goes a long way in rescue! We can get animals vet care, food, supplies, training, grooming and then some with that amount.”

The group took advantage of our dog-friendly patio during the voting period and got the word out about Blue Plate Gives on social media.

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“Rescue isn’t always the easiest job. We often deal with the dark side: animal abuse, neglect, abandoned pups/kittens. Sometimes we all feel like giving up. This is huge for us. Not only the money, but the huge morale boost. We are all smiles over here!”

Congratulations to Wags & Whiskers on their win and thanks to everyone who voted! Each of the other organizations involved received a $250 donation to thank them for their participation.

Stay tuned to see where the Fuel Good Machine ends up next.

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