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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Nascar Driver Ryan Newman a Big Supporter of Animal Welfare Issues

Like Greg Biffle, Nascar driver Ryan Newman has his own foundation dedicated to animal welfare.

From the site:

The Ryan Newman Foundation gives special consideration to nonprofit animal welfare organizations that reach out to rural communities in their region or state that do not have no-kill animal shelters or spay/neuter clinics. The foundation encourages progressive, established animal welfare organizations and spay/neuter clinics to go outside of their own community to serve rural, inner city or otherwise financially challenged communities that lack the resources to provide their own no-kill animal shelters or spay/neuter clinics.

Every year in the United States an estimated 5 million animals lose their lives in shelters because they are homeless. That is one pet life lost every 6.5 seconds. The pet overpopulation epidemic is so staggering that for every animal born in the United States to have a home each and every humane being would have to own 6 dogs and 9 cats. So, in actuality a family of four…2 parents and 2 small children would have to own 24 dogs and 36 cats. I t costs U.S. taxpayers and estimated 2 billion each year to round up, house, kill and dispose of homeless animals.

He also has a book called Pit Road Pets, about Nascar drivers and their pets.


MIKE said...

The Ryan Newman Foundation does great work. Ryan and Krissie Newman are very devoted to the foundation. Check out the article on my site about what Krissie did to raise money just his weekend before the race at Pocono!

Article Here

I don't remember were I got this article, but feel free to take it and post it.

Ryan Newman was interviewed before the race and they asked him about his wife donateing her time this weekend and he said she earned about $500 for their foundation.

Anonymous said...

Those numbers that you give don't match. If there are 5 million animals euthanized per year, that's not 6 dogs and 9 cats per human being. With a population of 300 million, that's one dog or cat per 60 people per year needing a home - or, with an average per lifespan of 10 years, one dog or cat per 6 people over a period of 10 years.

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