BENEFITING: Humane Society for Hamilton County
ORGANIZER: Humane Society for Hamilton County
EVENT DATE: Aug 24, 2013
Many of you know Andrew and I are very active in our local shelter. The Humane Society for Hamilton County is a second home for us. Several of our pets are from the shelter and we are SO THANKFUL for what the shelter has done for each of them! We also foster many cats for the shelter and help them find FOREVER HOMES! Many of our fosters are seniors or special needs.
This year alone, we have fostered:
*a diabetic senior cat
*an FIV+ cat that had been attacked and needed major care with his eyes
*a sweet cat that has cancer and has spent 2 years in and out of the shelter for no fault of her own
*MANY seniors 15+years old
*a BLIND and DEAF cat from a hoarding situation
*and so many more needy kitties
We also added a WONDERFUL senior lab named Cody to our crew. Again a dog that many shelters wouldn't have given a second thought about keeping because of his age and history...not to mention he WAS 150lbs.
My pictures feature:
Hammy (formerly Aqua) the blind and deaf kitty that is now in a WONDERFUL forever home!
Soldier, the FIV+ cat with two healthy eyes now and also in a forever home!
Patches, a 15 year old girl that was adopted and someone managed to look past her age!
LASTLY, PEDRO!! He is one of my FAVORITE kitties STILL looking for his forever home. He is11 years old and diabetic. Because he is a senior and diabetic he is ALWAYS overlooked! The shelter pays for his food and insulin daily! For a family this is a small amount but he is one of 300+ cats in the shelter so his medical needs are costly for the shelter!
One of their major events to help raise money and awareness for the shelter is Dog Day Afternoon featuring Woofstock on 8/24/13.
The Parade of Paws Dog Walk is an opportunity to raise desperately needed funds for shelter dogs and cats in need of life‐saving medical care. Thousands of animals pass through HSHC's doors each year, and special medical needs or disability. To us, a senior animal with diabetes deserves the same chance as a healthy puppy or kitten. We believe EVERY LIFE COUNTS.
Your donation to my fundraising page will help make an immediate and direct impack on saving lives. All money raised from the Parade of Paws Walk will benefit our Survivor Program which makes it possible for us to give animals a second chance at life.
Here is just an example of how your donations will be used:
$2000 in pledges covers the cost of surgery for an animal after being hit by a car.
$1000 in pledges wil cover the costs to shelter 20 animals for one week.
$500 in pledges covers the surgery cost to remove dangerous masses or correct an animal's eye defect.
$300 in pledges saves the life of a heartworm positive dog.
$250 in pledges covers the cost of care for one animal - for one month.
$100 in pledges disinfects the shelter for one week in order to prevent the spread of illness.
$40 in pledges will pay for the spay/neuter of one animal.
$25 in pledges will vaccinate one dog or cat.
More about the HUMANE SOCIETY FOR HAMILTON COUNTY:
100% of the funds you donate to my Parade of Paws page will be used to save the lives of animals in HSHC's Survivor Program.
HSHC provides an open admission facility for the homeless animals of Hamilton County.
HSHC will not euthanize any adoptable animal for time or space or because they're old, sick, or injured.
HSHC educates the community regarding the importance of spay/neuter and responsible pet ownership.
HSHC is an animal's best chance for a second chance.
NOTE: there is an optional 10% processing fee if you donate online. THIS FEE IS OPTIONAL and will go directly to Crowdrise. PLEASE CLICK ON the words OPTIONAL PROCESSING FEE, and CHANGE IT TO 0%, so that you are not donating more than you like....we'd rather have the funds come directly to HSHC!!!!