BENEFITING: ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 13, 2015
Every year a group of dedicated AWS dog obedience trainers and volunteers join together to raise money and walk at the annual Strut your Mutt fundraising event. This event raises money to help treat injured animals through Animal Welfare Society's Sadie Fund.
What is the the Sadie Fund? Surrendered by her owner who could not afford to properly care for her health problems, Sadie arrived at AWS with a severe skin allergy, Lyme disease, and kidney failure. In spite of her many medical issues, it was obvious to our staff that this little 8-year-old Shih Tzu had a huge heart, tons of charisma, and a keen zest for life. She quickly charmed the entire AWS staff. After a long, happy life in her adoptive home she passed away at the age of 16 in 2008.
To honor her legacy, we named our dedicated medical care fund in her memory. The fund covers a wide variety of veterinary expenses, from antibiotics to major surgery, and everything in between. The Animal Welfare Society spends approximately $150,000 annually on medical care for pets that need it, so the Sadie Fund is crucial to making pets healthy, happy and ready to be adopted.
A donation to the Sadie Fund will directly help to pay for medical care to save more special homeless animals like Sadie.