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Danny & Ron’s Rescue Gives Back to Wellington Community with Animeals on Wheels Donation

Danny Robertshaw, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Pam Calzadilla, Executive Director of Danny & Ron’s Rescue Nukhet Hendricks, and Ron Danta.

Wellington, Fla. – Dec. 27, 2019 – At the conclusion of an immensely successful year for Danny & Ron’s Rescue, founders Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta are pleased to have the opportunity to give back to their local community just in time for the holiday season. This year donating $10,000 to Animeals on Wheels, an extension of Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc., the rescue is excited to help animals get the nutrition and veterinary care they need.

“The seniors who are served by our Animeals program often face decisions that no one should have to make,” said Pam Calzadilla, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches. “They are making the choice between affording food, medical care/prescriptions, or feeding their beloved pet. We are so grateful to Danny & Ron’s Rescue helping to make sure they don’t have to make that choice.

“We see them sharing their meals or buying pet food instead of much needed prescriptions,” she continued. “The peace of mind afforded our seniors that comes with a regular supply of food and even necessary veterinarian care for their four-legged family members is immeasurable. Thank you, Danny and Ron, for your generosity.”

A non-profit organization designed to enhance the lives of the homebound in the local community, Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches provides nutritious mid-day meals to those who are unable to prepare their own or live alone. Meals on Wheels functions independently of government funding, relying on volunteers and donations from local residents, corporate partners, and foundations.

“Starting now during the holiday season, loneliness, stress, and financial worries are abounding. We hope to keep pets in the homes they love with the people who love them,” said Robertshaw.

Robertshaw and Danta are happy to donate back to those in need following the outpouring of support they have received since the release of their feature documentary, “Life in the Doghouse,” on Netflix and other platforms this year. Receiving support from viewers all around the world, Danny & Ron’s Rescue has had the opportunity to spread the word about their mission and expand the ways in which they help dogs in need like they never have before.

“Danny and I realize that far too often, a pet is the only source of love and comfort for seniors.  We want to work with Meals on Wheels to ensure that their clients do not worry about the cost of keeping their animals with them,” explained Danta.

The money donated to Animeals on Wheels will provide food and veterinary care to seniors in need with animals. Offering freshly prepared, nutritious meals five days a week to participating residents in the county, the program is vital to many in the community.

“As the newly appointed executive director and a new community member of the Palm Beaches, I am beyond thrilled that my first directive is to help seniors and their pets of my new community,” said Nukhet Hendricks.

The donation from Danny & Ron’s Rescue will also assist with the often times substantial veterinary costs associated with caring for pets young and old. The Animeals program is available for clients enrolled in Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, and has been faithfully serving the local community since 2010. For more information about Meal on Wheels of the Palm Beaches or to make a donation, please visit their website here.

For more information, please visit the Danny & Ron’s Rescue website at www.dannyronsrescue.org or email info@dannyronsrescue.org.

Lyle Lovett Joins Danny & Ron’s Rescue Lip Sync, Raising Unprecedented Funds for Rescue Round Up

Tim McQuay, Ron Danta, Kim Tudor, Lyle Lovett, Colleen McQuay, Danny Robertshaw, Brian Lookabill and Kate Considine. Photo by Phelps Media Group.

Wellington, FL – February 18, 2014 – It wasn’t your typical dog and pony show at the Sixth Annual Danny & Ron’s Rescue Lip Sync on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lyle Lovett joined in the Rescue Round Up to help raise donations for Danny & Ron’s Rescue, a non-profit dog rescue based in Wellington and Camden, SC. The venue was vibrant with checkered patterns reminiscent of a western dance, while performers were decked out in Stetsons, bolo ties, cowboy boots and an array of country costumes as people from the equestrian community and beyond came together to support their favorite dog rescue.

Over 425 guests made their way into the Special Events Pavilion at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Sunday evening, greeted by several adoptable canine companions looking for their forever home, all of which were adopted. Dressed in country garb, guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner catered by the White Horse Tavern, and enjoyed cocktails and puppy kisses as the anticipation built for the long-awaited lip sync performances.

Moorcroft Stables came out at the top of the ‘Battle of the Barns’ with their lip sync dedicated to the American troops and their canine companions. Their routine was heartfelt and full of emotion as photos of soldiers and dogs flashed across the screens. Their “voices” were heard as they took the first place prize bringing the audience to their feet with a standing ovation.

Danny Robertshaw commented to Charlie Moorcroft, “Not only did your team make a difference for the dogs, but they made a difference to humanity! They opened eyes and hearts. They taught us that while you’re focused on one main cause, you can still remember there are many others out there. They taught the spirit of teamwork, about being grateful while remaining humble, and showed us how to have fun while working hard and giving at the same time. We are blessed!”

Kim Kolloff, ‘Sheriff’ of this year’s Rescue Round Up, started the Lip Sync six years ago to foster a sense of philanthropy and altruism in the children, providing a kid-friendly event that is truly one-of-a-kind.

“Through the six years this event has really grown, and the children have really learned about giving back. Their hearts have opened up so much to the dogs, and they understand what it means to save money to rescue homeless, abused, starving and neglected dogs,” Kolloff said. “Each child has become so close to the rescue that their passion is seen in every action they take. They work to make everyone aware the meaning of giving back to the dogs.”

Each one of the performances was over the top, and showed deep appreciation for everything that Danny & Ron’s Rescue does, so much so that Lovett recommended that each child be named a winner.

“Gosh, the children all tried so hard. They put their hearts into every performance. You could tell that it was important to them. As I watched them, I thought that it was more about the spirit in which they performed, rather than the performances themselves. I actually did think that they all did a great job. It was unnecessary to pick one over the other.”

Lovett continued, “One thing about art and music is that it isn’t a competitive sport; you can simply just like things you like, and not rate one over another. I think in the case of these children, who worked so hard and invested themselves in these performances, I couldn’t choose one over another. I loved seeing their faces. I got snapshots of each performance on my phone, and I can’t wait to download them and share them with everyone.”

During the mid-point of the performances, the lip sync came to an intermission as the explanation of the fundraising was brought to the audience’s attention. With each dog averaging a cost of $500, guests pledged money to help with the veterinary expenses associated with each pooch. In previous years, the event was able to raise enough donations for a mobile adoption unit, as well as improvements to their rescue facility.

The judges for the event included: Dr. Betsee Parker, Ryan Beckett, Colleen McQuay and Lyle Lovett. Dr. Betsee Parker personally donated $52,000 to Danny & Ron’s Rescue, on behalf of her horse, Ovation, who won his second consecutive Hunter Spectacular the night prior with Tori Colvins in the irons. It was Lovett’s first visit to Wellington, and his first time as a celebrity judge for the event. It was through Danny and Ron’s connections with Colleen and Tim McQuay that Lovett learned of their rescue, and donated his time.

“I learned about Danny & Ron’s Rescue through Tim and Colleen, who I ride reiners with,” Lovett explained. “As I learned about what they [Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta] do – their dedication and their spirit is infectious. The more I learned about them, the more eager I became to meet them. Coming here this weekend was an incredible experience, and although I have played concerts in the areas over the years, I had never made the trip to Wellington. To see how well supported Danny & Ron’s Rescue is by the community and the folks here who support horses. When you see good hearted people come together to accomplish something good, that really makes you want to go into the world and try to be better.”

Ron Danta concluded, “Danny and I were so moved Sunday night by all of the love and support of all of the performers, and all of the people that came to support the Lip Sync. I think it was so evident by looking at the emotions on all of the children’s faces during their performances, and even in the photos, just how much this all meant to them; their support brought tears to our eyes.”

Through the efforts of the kids, parents and supporters, Danny and Ron’s Rescue was able to make history at the Sixth Annual Lip Sync. The event was a huge success with nine dogs adopted and crucial funds raised for the organization. The event would not have been possible without the sponsorship support of Goshen Hill, H’nD Farm, and Dever Golf Carts. For more information on Danny and Ron’s Rescue, please visit www.dannyandronsrescue.org.

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Lyle Lovett and McQuay Stables Have Joined Forces to Help Danny & Ron’s Rescue

Two Paws Up for Danny & Ron’s Rescue! Lyle Lovett Teams Up with Danny & Ron’s Rescue. Vote Today!

Many nationwide equestrians know Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta as founders of Danny & Ron’s Rescue, a non-profit dog rescue they established in 2005 as a result of traveling to New Orleans to rescue stranded animals after Hurricane Katrina. Through their tireless efforts, Danny & Ron have rescued and re-homed over 7,500 stray dogs in just 8 years!

We are asking our friends, fellow equestrians, and dog lovers to help give a leg up to Danny & Ron’s Rescue, and help them support the 2014 USA World Equestrian Games Reining team! We just need your vote! It’s so simple! No forms to fill out, no names or emails to provide!

It’s easy to help by simply clicking here to vote for Danny & Ron’s Rescue — your vote will help them win a piece of the $50,000 FTI Great Charity Challenge bonus in support of team USA!

Danny & Ron’s Rescue is one of 32 charities participating in the FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge on February 1, 2014 at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Fans can compete for their favorite charity by voting for them online in the $50,000 FTI Charity Challenge. The top three fan favorite charities will win a portion of $50,000. Fan Favorite: $25,000; Second Runner Up: $12,500; Third Runner Up: $12,500.

It’s easy peasy! Simply click & vote! You may vote repeatedly – one vote per IP address every 24 hours. Voting will close at the end of the FTI GCC competition on Saturday, February 1st. Voting is restricted to U.S. participants only.

Thank you very much for your support!

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