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Dear Family and Friends,
Spring is here and that means that the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s (hshv.org) biggest fundraiser is just around the corner – the Walk & Wag & Run (http://www.hshv.org/walkandwag).
I recently accepted the challenge of fundraising for this event. HSHV hosts an ambitious annual fundraiser called Walk & Wag and Run that will be held this year on Saturday, May 19th. It is a wonderful family event with tons of activities for kids and dogs. In addition to the fun walk and run, you’ll find a Kissing Booth with a sweet pit-bull, an agility course where dogs do amazing tricks, a Reiki practitioner for animals, pet-related vendors and LOTS of yummy food carts. Last year, about 600 dogs roamed the Rolling Hills Park in Ypsilanti with their human peeps and it was a blast.
You all know how much I love volunteering at the Humane Society of Huron Valley. It is a model shelter on a thousand different levels. HSHV’s save rate last year was over 96%. That is an extraordinary statistic under any circumstances but it is especially noteworthy because HSHV is an open shelter. They accept ALL animals brought in through intake and they do NOT euthanize for age of animal or duration of stay, thanks to the care the animals receive from the on-site clinic to the daily attention they receive in the shelter to the TLC given to so many of the HSHV rescues in foster care.
When I say ‘ALL animals’, I’m not kidding. Since I started volunteering there four years ago, I’ve walked three-legged dogs and comforted 16-year-old cats. I’ve also seen birds, ferrets, baby goats, roosters, chickens, snakes, rabbits, and mice. And every single one of those critters has gotten adopted. It is an amazing place.
One of the programs that benefits from the money raised at the Walk & Walk & Run is the Love Train. This specially out-fitted van makes two trips a month to a Tennessee shelter that used to have a high-kill rate. The HSHV Love Train scoops up over 1100 puppies and dogs every year and brings them to HSHV where they are adopted into loving families. Actions speak louder than words so please enjoy this short video that shows you how the Love Train program works.
I thank you in advance for any help you can provide. Any donation, large or small, is tax-deductible and it all goes toward the animals in need in our community. It’s easy—just click HERE or mail a check to the address and I will make sure your donation is added to my page. Thank you! Your support means so much to me, and makes a huge impact for the animals.
Ever so grateful, Beth
To send a donation, mail to: Beth Andersen 3272 Bolgos Cir Ann Arbor Washtenaw 48105-1589. Please make all checks payable to: Humane Society of Huron.
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