Large and Small Animal Groups Signup for Fundraising Project

Nine nonprofit animal organizations are the first to join author Doug Koktavy in the B Brothers Project, which raises funds through sales of the new book, The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer.

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 14, 2010 – From the Argus Institute at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital to the New Hampshire Doberman Rescue League, nonprofit animal organizations are discovering the benefits of the B Brothers Project. The project is a unique fundraiser in which animal-related groups receive 40 percent of book sales as donations when purchases are made through their links at

Individuals who want to help their favorite animal groups are being asked to alert them to the project and have them sign up for the fundraiser at

The book, The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer: Lessons on Living and Dying from My Canine Brothers, was published in November and author Doug Koktavy put out a call at the end of the year for nonprofit organizations to take part in the B Brothers Project. Currently, the participating nonprofit animal organizations are:

  • The Argus Institute at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • New Hampshire Doberman Rescue
  • A Chance for Bliss Animal Sanctuary, Penryn, California
  • Schertz Humane Society, Schertz, Texas
  • Safe Harbor Lab Rescue, Golden, Colorado
  • Animal Rescue and Adoption Society, Denver, Colorado
  • Charles Bennett Strong Benefit Fund
  • Southern States Rescued Rottweilers
  • Bone Cancer Dogs, Inc., Leeds Point, New Jersey

Koktavy, who has never written a book before but felt driven to share his story about his two dogs, wants to make a real 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. The nonprofits function as the “salespeople” for the book simply by asking their supporters to buy a copy. Every animal-related nonprofit has the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for their organization through the project, and do so at no cost and little effort. The B Brothers Project comes with a Resource Center that provides a variety of helpful fundraising materials.

The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer is not simply a book useful for fundraising. It is a highly acclaimed memoir that tells the story of Koktavy’s relationship with his two sibling Labrador retrievers, who both were diagnosed with terminal illnesses. As he cared for them, Koktavy learned to be open to the meaning and simple beauty in the end of life process. Feeling huge gratitude to his dogs, who were his "teachers" during these difficult times, he is honoring them through this fundraiser. 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?" Koktavy asks. "That is a huge number of people who will be caring for and outliving their family members. I think my book gives hope and help to them.

"And animal organizations have unique relationships with pet people. 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?" he adds.

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, photos and illustrations. It is $24.95 and is only available through However, when a copy is purchased through a nonprofit’s link to Koktavy’s website, the nonprofit will earn $10, which is 40 percent 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 volunteering for animal organizations.

For more information, visit or call (303) 526-9095. To pass the word along about the B Brothers Project fundraiser, contact your favorite nonprofit animal organization and tell them to sign up at

Contact: Barbara Munson
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