Best Way to Give to Animal Nonprofit Organizations

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Contributing to a favorite animal shelter, rescue, adoption facility or Humane Society can be as simple as buying a book. The author of a new dog memoir is donating 40% of sales to all participating animal nonprofits when copies of the book are purchased through their affiliate links. Pet owners can help by spreading the word and purchasing a copy.

Forty percent of book sales will turn into donations earmarked for the participating nonprofits.

To honor his two deceased dogs, author Doug Koktavy is partnering with animal nonprofit organizations to raise funding for them. Forty percent of book sales will turn into donations earmarked for the participating nonprofits. Individuals who want to help their favorite animal groups can alert them to sign up for the fundraiser (

The book, The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer: Lessons on Living and Dying from My Canine Brothers, was just published in December and already has significant sales. Companion animal lovers are saying the story really resonates with them.

Koktavy, who has never written a book before but felt driven to share his story about his two dogs, wants to make a difference with this book. He is doing the publishing himself, which is why he is able to offer a significant percentage to all participating nonprofit animal organizations. As partners in this venture, the nonprofits, such as Bone Cancer Dogs, Inc., function as the “salespeople” for the book simply by tapping their own connections.

The book tells the story of Koktavy's two sibling Labrador retrievers, who both were diagnosed with terminal illnesses. During the time frames of their illnesses, Koktavy went from basket case to being at peace with the whole situation. He learned to relax and be open to the simple beauty of the end of life process. Feeling huge gratitude to his dogs, who were his "teachers" during this difficult time, Koktavy in turn wants to help others.

A Denver attorney by day, Koktavy believes there is a huge market for books that help people cope when their pets are dying. "Did you know that half of all Americans consider their pets as family members, and another 36 percent say their pets are at least part of the family? That is a huge number of people who will be caring for and outliving their family members," he says. "My book gives hope and help to them. Animal organizations have unique relationships with pet people, and since many nonprofits are struggling to keep their doors open these days, what better way to help the community than through a fundraiser involving purchases of an animal-related book?"

"The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer: Lessons on Living and Dying from My Canine Brothers," published by B Brothers Press, is a hardcover book with 328 pages, numerous photos and illustrations. It is $24.95 and is only available through However, if a copy is purchased through a nonprofit's link to Koktavy's website, the nonprofit will earn 40% of the sale.

When he is not publishing and marketing his new book, Doug Koktavy is a creditor's attorney in Denver. He has played ice hockey and competed in triathlons, and enjoys helping animal organizations when he can.

For more information, visit or call 1-888-906-BEEZ. To pass the word along about the B Brothers Project fundraiser, contact your favorite nonprofit animal organization and tell them to sign up at


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