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Thank you for joining us Saturday, December 1st! We saw new faces this year, along with many familiar faces. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did! Special thanks to Santa Paws, aka our veterinary assistant, Chris; to Debbie our background designer, and to the rest of our staff volunteers that keep things running smoothly. See you in 2019!
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We did it! Our 10th year was a record breaking year for donations. Thanks to our generous participants and Danada Veterinary Hospital's matching contribution, we will be donating $2,800 this year split among the following charitable organizations.
University of California, Davis Veterinary Catastrophic Need Fund
Our hearts go out to the many people and pets that lost their homes in the worst wildfire in California history. We are in awe of our colleagues at UC Davis; those involved with the Veterinary Emergency Response Team that traveled to Butte County to be part of the response and recovery efforts on site, and those at the veterinary teaching hospital that received small and large animals with injuries. They continue to be on the front lines; most recently the team was called back to Butte Co. to assist with ongoing needs of animals affected by the Camp Fire.
North Valley Animal Disaster Group (California)
Working with emergency services to educate the public about disaster preparedness, and assist in sheltering and evacuation of animals during a disaster. NVADG works jointly with public and private agencies and organizations in the North Valley to promote the safety and well-being of all domestic animals and farm animals, including wildlife, affected by a disaster with emergency temporary sheltering, evacuation, medical care, identification for reuniting animals with their owners or adopting into good, suitable permanent homes. Most recently the NVADG was deployed to assist with the worst fire in California history and they continue to help over 1,000 animals still displaced by the Camp Fire.
DuPage County Animal Control/DuPage Animal Friends
DuPage County Animal Care & Control is the only open admission shelter in DuPage County caring for 3,000 animals each year...all without the support of tax dollars. DCACC does not refuse any animal that walks through its doors providing a safety net for all animals in need. DCACC relies heavily on adoption and rabies registration fees, fines and private donations to operate. DuPage Animal Friends is the fundraising arm of DCACC (a.k.a. Friends of DuPage County Animal Care & Control Foundation) and is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 charitable organization. Their mission is to strengthen the lifesaving, compassionate and innovative initiatives at the county shelter. They partner with the shelter to understand the needs of our community's animals, providing financial resources and advocacy on their behalf.
One Tail at a Time
One Tail at a Time (“OTAT”) is a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area. OTAT achieves this through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need, comprehensive support of adopters, and community outreach including humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families. OTAT formed in 2008 as a small organization aimed at helping dogs. Over the years, thanks to the dedication of volunteers and donors within the community, the group has grown exponentially. OTAT now runs community outreach, the ISO program, the kitten rescue team, Chicago’s only shelter diversion program, “CRISP” and a bustling adoption program.
Refurbished Pets of Southern MI
In a partnership with the Coldwater Prison Complex, RPSM endeavors to find homes for dogs in shelters that would otherwise be euthanized. Dogs selected for the Companion Program are carefully screened for temperament, trainability, and adoptability. They are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered prior to enrollment in the program. Once they arrive at the complex, they are assigned to specially trained inmates who are responsible for their training and day to day care. Upon completion of the program, the dogs are ready to receive a canine good citizen certificate (CGC) and available for adoption into an approved home.
Canine Companions for Independence
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. CCI trains four types of assistance dogs; service dogs assist adults with physical disabilities by performing daily tasks, hearing dogs alert their partners, who are deaf and hard of hearing, to important sounds, facility dogs work with clients with special needs in a visitation, education, criminal justice or health care setting and skilled companions enhance independence for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.