Lauren Bosecker via Crowdrise
July 14, 2015
BENEFITING: Five Acres Animal Shelter
EVENT DATE: Sep 13, 2015
This year will be our 4th year participating in Trails for Tails. It is my favorite fundraiser supporting Five Acres Animal Shelter because we fill a park with TONS of animal lovers and their pets and just celebrate how awesome our furry family members are. Plus all of the money raised goes directly to the shelter animals. Five Acres has become an important part of my life. I never knew how much I cared for animals until I started volunteering in 2011. I have also worked as a canine staff member and seen dogs get adopted, returned, surrendered, abandoned, abused, neglected, etc. and it really opened my eyes and it helped me develop this huge passion for animal welfare. I've also done two internships with the shelter which has helped me learn a tremendous amount about running a nonprofit organization. This year will be extra special for me because it will be my first event as the new Director of Development at Five Acres!
Seven months after I started volunteering at the shelter our Enzo made his appearance and I had to beg Matt for two weeks to adopt him. He finally gave in and then about two year later we adopted Dino, his little brother, for him from HSMO. Our two crazy Coonhounds are the center of our lives and they bring so much joy to us. After adopting two animals, especially one that has anxiety and was not socialized well when he was younger, Matt and I have made it our goal to continue to adopt in the future, help others adopt the perfect pet for their family and we hope to try fostering one day. I truly believe that animals are the greatest gift from God. They teach us so much and as humans we have failed them, yet they love us unconditionally anyway. I encourage everyone to join Team Ferrari and have fun with us on September 13th. If you cannot participate, please consider pledging us for the 1 mile walk. My goal of $200 is equivalent to the average medical costs of a shelter animal at Five Acres. Helping me reach my goal would also help contribute to the vet costs for a Five Acres dog or cat.