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LEON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY's Fundraiser:

Emily's Heroes

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BENEFITING: LEON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

EVENT: Walk & Wag: Humane Heroes 2017

EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2017

THE STORY:

As one of our most important annual fundraisers, Walk & Wag makes the rescue and recovery of animals like Emily possible.

 Emily  is one of four dogs who came to LCHS all the way from a South Korean  meat dog farm. Victims of the brutal dog meat trade, Emily, Scrappy,  Daphne and Lex were frail shadows of dogs. Their physical and emotional scars ran as deep as their terror of the world around them.

As an emergency placement partner with  the Humane Society of the United States, LCHS is regularly contacted  regarding animals in urgent need of safe harbor. When we learned what Emily and the other dogs rescued with her had suffered, we knew that we couldn't turn them away.
 
None of the dogs had ever known love,  comfort, or even a full belly and clean water. They came from a life in a  hot, cramped box, and had absolutely no idea how to be a pet. While  their malnutrition and various illnesses born of neglect could be  healed with time and quality vet care, the mental and emotional damage  suffered in their previous lives was far more complicated to address.  In essence, they needed someone to teach them how to be a dog. Thanks  to our foster program, we had just the people that Emily and the other  three dogs needed. Each of their foster parents have patiently led the  dogs step by step into their new lives. They've been taught everything  from walking on a leash, to climbing stairs, to seeking touch and  affection rather than fearing it.
 
Even now, Emily's foster mom is  continuing to help her explore and learn to be comfortable in this brand  new life. Emily has learned to play, to cuddle, to go to new places and  meet new people with a confidence usually enjoyed only by dogs raised  in a loving home. She is light years beyond the dog that had to be carried into the LCHS office because she was too terrified to move.
 
The younger dogs, Scrappy and Daphne,  have found their forever homes. Both Lex and Emily have adapted more  slowly than the puppies, but we're confident that they too will  eventually find the right homes, and their new families will give them  everything their early lives were lacking and so much more.
 
Your generosity makes it possible for us to help animals like Emily, Lex, Scrappy and Daphne.  They might have come from further away than usual, but their story is  fundamentally the same as so many of the abused, neglected and unwanted  animals that find refuge and healing in our foster program.  
 
Please donate  to Emily's Walk & Wag: Humane Heroes team today to become a hero  for animals in need and help us continue to make a difference for more  like her.  



 

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To This Fundraiser

$900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Frank Allen

    $25

  • Angie Wyche

    $100

  • Xiaobing Zhang

    $25

  • Donna Powers

    $25

  • Linda James

    $150

  • Rochelle

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jane Holmes-Cain

    $25

  • Brennan Family

     

  • Kathy Goltry

    $25

  • Todd Faircloth

    $50

  • Karen Godbey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Suzi Reiter

    $25

  • Patricia Cherwin Pratt

    $50

  • Elizabeth Amrhein

    $25

  • Rita Meng

    $25

  • Allison Klein

    $50

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90% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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The Team: $900 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Allison Klein

Allison Klein

DONATION: $50

Such a wonderful cause. My son made this video, so it made sense for me to donate. Thank you for everything you do. 3 years ago

Rita Meng

Rita Meng

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Elizabeth Amrhein

Elizabeth Amrhein

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Patricia Cherwin Pratt

Patricia Cherwin Pratt

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Suzi Reiter

Suzi Reiter

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

In tribute to all that LCHS does 3 years ago

Karen Godbey

Karen Godbey

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Todd Faircloth

Todd Faircloth

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kathy Goltry

Kathy Goltry

DONATION: $25

For sweet Emily- you will find your forever home! 3 years ago

Brennan Family

Brennan Family

3 years ago