Monday, January 23, 2012

Check out this fundraiser for a good cause...

Coda, our 3-legged Border Collie rescue

Look at that face above and tell me, who doesn’t love dogs or cats? I have an announcement for an upcoming fundraiser, and even if you can’t make it, I have more ways you can help. Please take a minute to do whatever you can to help out these (or other animals) in need.

The fundraiser is being held February 16th, 2012 at Vintner’s Cellar in Royal Oak. The wine & cheese tasting event will be held from 7-9pm and tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The event is being held to help a puppy named Hope. Hope was found emaciated, scared, dirty and with a broken leg which never healed correctly. It also looks like Hope was trained and/or used for dog fighting. The volunteers at the local animal group C.H.A.I.N.E.D. have taken her in and are trying to get her the help she needs. The money needed to help Hope get her broken bone straightened will be in the thousands. Any money raised above and beyond what is needed to help Hope will help other dogs in the C.H.A.I.N.E.D. family. The event is quickly selling out though, so get your tickets quick! Vintner’s Cellar is located at 325 E. Fourth in Downtown Royal Oak.

If you cannot make the fundraiser, there are several other animal services in Oakland County who need donations, volunteers, and supplies:

A New Leash on Life
Almost Home Rescue
Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan
K-9 Stray Rescue League
Michigan Animal Rescue League
Michigan Humane Society
Michigan Pet Rescue
New Beginnings Animal Rescue
Oakland County Animal Shelter

The most common type of donations needed are: towels, blankets, cat food, dog food, pet toys, leashes, collars, food and water bowls, Clorox wipes, and newspapers. The supplies each shelter/rescue needs may vary, so check with them before dropping off donations - a list is sometimes available on their website. If you are not near one of these shelters or rescues, check with your local government and see if there are any in your area who might need help.

I know it doesn’t sound like much, but even dropping off one item can go a long way, especially to an animal in need of a forever home.

Harmony, a Keeshond-German Shepard mix, our first rescue

1 comment:


    Here's the link to Hope's video