OUR STORY

Meet Wendy C. Maguire,

 

founder of Pedal for Pets and Co-Founder of S.A.A.G, Southern Animal Alliance Group, a Project of Pedal for Pets, Inc.

 

Having a love for animals all of her life and the desire to “Do something more” to help animals in need, Wendy founded Pedal for Pets in 2010 as a vehicle to provide funding for Spay/Neuter efforts in Coweta and Fayette Counties in Georgia.

 

“There came a point in my life about 10 years ago when I knew I had to stop saying “someday” I will help animals and Just do it!

The minute I decided in my mind I was going to help, I had an epiphany while on a bike ride; I would ride my bike, somewhere, and raise money for animals.

 

The moment I got home I asked my then 18 year old son if he would go on a bike ride with me. He said yes (While watching TV), not having any idea that this bike ride would be us, alone, for 300 miles, for 3 days, from Senoia to Savannah.”
Eight rides to Savannah over the next 8 years plus an all women, 8 person Team riding for Pedal for Pets in the Race Across America in 2016, combined earned Pedal for Pets over $150,000.00. Various yearly fund raisers and bike rides continue but the needs of rescuers and animal welfare groups have shifted in the Pedal for Pets realm.

 

Pedal for Pets has morphed from just Spay/Neuter to so many more animal welfare circumstances that we needed to redirect our focus and vision.

“Everyday I receive a text, an email or a phone call for help. From found strays, animals in shelters and Animal Control that are injured or need homes, people who are hoarding cats and kittens to individuals who have lost their jobs and/or have encountered economic hardships and can no longer afford pet food or vet bills. This is where S.A.A.G. jumps in to help ALL of these situations and more.”

So, how do we help?

 

That is when Kim McCurry and Wendy in a car headed to an Animal Welfare meeting in Atlanta, came up with the idea for S.A.A.G., Southern Animal Alliance Group. “Now we have one stop shopping for animals and their care givers in need.

 

Our goal for S.A.A.G. is to bridge the gap in services and resources available and connect the dots for the best possible outcome for the dogs/cats in our Communities.”

 

Please help us help them by coming to our fund raisers, sipping for a cause with your clean wine orders, shopping on Amazon Smile for Pedal for Pets, attaching your rewards card at Kroger to Pedal for Pets and of course, by donating what you are comfortable with regularly.

 

Our Goal is to spread this effort for Animal Welfare across Georgia.

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