Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Donates $1,000 To Billy The Kidden Rescue
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has donated $1,000 to a Virginia Beach-based kitten rescue organization after winning its 2021 Vote for a Cause competition.
Every year, the Norfolk-based personal injury law firm asks community members to nominate and vote for deserving causes or organizations in Hampton Roads. This year, 1,064 people voted in the contest. Billy The Kidden Rescue received 152 votes, narrowly topping the poll and receiving the top prize of $1,000.
Billy The Kidden Rescue was founded in the summer of 2013 and has saved countless cats and kittens since its inception—mainly through its practice of trap, neuter, return (TNR). Through the help of dedicated sponsors and volunteers, it places kittens born to outdoor feral cats in foster homes to be socialized and adopted into forever homes.
This June, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Chief Marketing Officer Cassidy Lewis presented a check to Emilie Jackson, the President of Billy The Kidden Rescue, and Executive Director Olivia Brown.
Jackson explained that the charity’s founder had a kitten named Billy. “She was diagnosed with cancer, and Billy helped her get through and move forward. She decided to start a rescue, and here we are, years later.”
The non-profit facilitated over 700 cat and kitten adoptions in 2020, and almost 370 felines have been adopted so far this year. “We are the largest East Coast-based foster rescue in the country,” Brown noted.
The non-profit has significantly addressed the feral cat population in Hampton Roads through TNR, reducing the number of kittens born into an environment in which their chances of survival are slim and their suffering inevitable. The $1,000 prize will help Billy The Kidden Rescue continue its mission of “saving kitties, one meow at a time.”
Larrymore Elementary School was a close runner-up with 150 votes and received a $500 donation from Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.
Giving With a Golden Hand, a Virginia Beach organization that encourages at-risk youth to become “creative and responsible adults” by improving their life skills and leadership through mentoring, received 141 votes and a $250 donation from Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.
Last year’s Vote for a Cause winner was Evelyn’s Wildlife Refuge, a refuge in Suffolk that provides shelter and care to sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife native to Virginia.
Vote for a Cause is sponsored by Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Cares, the ongoing charitable campaign launched by Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers more than two years ago. In recent months, the firm has supported schools across the region, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, and a range of non-profits. The firm also helps local students via its Focused Driver Scholarship program. Contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers if you need legal assistance. See Billy The Kidden’s website to find out how you can donate to this great non-profit.