|Saturday, August 27, 2005|
|Well beyond our expectations, hundreds of you (most with their happy canine companions along for the ride) joined us last Saturday for the 11th annual Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Mutt Strutt, presented by Sees Candies. This event is not only a great deal of fun, but also is meant to raise funds to help us help the homeless animals of our community. And Im thrilled to announce that while the final numbers are not yet completely tallied, its safe to say that more than $65,000. was raised that day to help the critters. |
Lets look at how those dollars will get used. Right now, a Golden Eagle flies around the largest raptor recovery aviary in northern California, here at PHS/SPCA. This amazing animal was found with a broken wing. Surgery was required, and now physical therapy. But soon, because that help was available, this Eagle will be returned to where she belongs. To the wild, to freedom.
Elsewhere in our shelter sit three kittens too young to be away from their mom. Cleaned up from the flea dirt that covered these little ones when they first arrived, gently provided with the needed medical attention by our veterinary staff and now started on the regimen to get them healthy and hearty, one of our volunteers will be arriving soon to take them home with her where, with the resources we provide, theyll be medically treated, fed and cuddled. Over the next several weeks theyll come back for visits, to get vaccinations and eventually spay/neuter surgery. And then well find them new homes.
Other examples of how proceeds from the Mutt Strutt and other fund-raisers will be used? To cover the costs of our special Humane Investigators, this communitys animal cops who have now established a remarkable track record both of rescuing animals and sending to jail the criminals who prey upon these most innocent victims. To pay for the surgery needed to fix the broken bones and the behavioral expertise needed to fix the broken spirits of the dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots and other animals rescued. And to live up to our most important of promises: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA will never put to sleep a healthy dog or cat. Thats our guarantee to the animals, and to the people who care about them. People like you.
So thanks to those of you who joined us last Saturday at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo, and special acknowledgement as well to Sees Candies who, along with our key media sponsors (The Independent and Examiner newspapers, KTVU-TV2, and radios STAR 101.3 FM) has helped make something great happen for homeless animals. Hope to see you there next year!
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