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Climb for Paws
$2,100 raised
26% of $8k goal
30 contributors
0 days left
Ended Jun 29, 2014

Private donations received not through site: 

E Mullholland $ 30,  N Horvath $ 30, R Pall $ 25, Dino Mannarino $100  Robin Zavitz $ 100 Adam Craig &Sabrina $200 Denise Ward $100 John Poster $20 Gary Wright $75 Barbara Lorenzen $100 Northwinds Farm $1000 Kirk Family $200 Esther Schwab $ 40.-,Dr Gloria Bracchetti $ 25. Donations to date:  $ 4095.00-  We need $ 3905  more!!

All donations will go to charities!


Above -Chris and her six dogs

Christiane von Gartzen, a German born Canadian, who lives on a horse farm in Ontario, Canada, has a passion for rescue dogs and also high altitude mountaineering. She has summitted the following mountains successfully:

Mt Breithorn(4165m/13,700ft)

Mt Pollux(4100m/13,600ft)

Mt Kilimanjaro(5700m/18,700ft)

Mt Kalapatar(5670m/18,600ft)

Chris on summit of Mt Kalapatar, Nepa

Above - Chris on summit of Mt Kalapatar, Nepal

Mt Elbrus (5670m/18,600ft)

Mt Cayambe(5750m/19,000ft)

Mt Cotopaxi(5900m/19,400ft)

Above- Chris climbing on Mt Cotopaxi, Equador

Christiane lives with 6 rescued dogs and has been a volunteer and supporter of both Pets without Vets and Potcake Place dog rescue group. She decided to combine her two passions by doing the "Climb For Paws" fundraiser climb for Pets without Vets & Potcake Place, hoping to generate more awareness of the plight of street dogs and generate needed funds for these two non profit organizations.

" Climb For Paws" a mountaineering expedition in Bolivia will take place May 28- June 7, 2014.  Chris will attempt to summit several mountains in the Condoriri Range of Bolivia: Cerro Austria (5348m/17,600ft) Ilusion(5330m/17,500ft). and the more challenging Pequeno Alpamayo(5400m/17,800ft)

Above is Pequeno Alpamayo Bolivia where the climb will take place

This expedition will be managed by Berg Adventures and live updates/ dispatches can be followed on their webpage during the expedition: Look under dispatch: Climbing in Bolivia May28-June7



Potcake Place Rescue

Jane Parker-Rauw | Founder of Potcake Place Dog RescuePotcake Place is a charitable dog rescue group on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Their mission is to reduce the number of homeless pot cakes, feral local dogs on these islands. Founded by Jane Parker-Rauw, Potcake Places is solely run by volunteers and supporters who donate funds to the cause. An average of 600 pot cake dogs ( mostly puppies) are re-homed to the USA and Canada annually, thanks to the endless efforts of Jane and her team of volunteers. To learn more about pot cakes and this wonderful organization go to: 

Pets Without Vets

Dr. Robin Brennen on the right, founder of Pets Without Vets

Pets without Vets works with local humane organizations to reduce pet over-population, teach ethical and humane treatment of animals and to instill a basic appreciation of the communities resident animal population. Pets without Vets deploys teams of highly skilled veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians and adjunct staff to conduct large scale spay/neuter and wellness clinics. By collaborating with the local animal welfare groups we teach them how to support these clinics and provide education and consultation to ensure that these clinics can be sustained over time. Pets without Vets is 100% staffed by volunteers who donate their time to bring hope to animals who need it most.

Donations may be made four ways:

1: clicking on the donate button

2: sending payment to through paypal

3: sending an etransfer email money transfer to

4: mailing a cheque or money order to

Chris VonGartzen

5202 4th line Acton, Ontario Canada L7J 2L8


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