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Happy Tail: Christmas Fund Raising
Peg Schaeffer introduces a simple way to have a pet vicariously - for those who love animals but for personal reasons can't have one full time at home. She's launching "Sponsor a Dog," project at Sugarfood Farm Rescue. She writes: 'We have lots of adoptable dogs waiting for Furever Homes as well as several dogs that are just not adoptable. We have fear biters, dogs with health problems, dogs that refuse to be housebroken, or dogs that are aggressive. We also have dogs that have been with us for so long it wouldn't be fair to adopt them out now. We won't euthanize a dog, unless for severe health issues, so the problem children will stay with us for life.'
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By Peg Schaeffer
We're really looking forward to Christmas this year. Sugarfoot Farm Rescue has been working with new ideas to raise funds for the dogs. We are having a "Sponsor a Dog" project. Often we get calls from people who have found a dog and can't keep it because they either already have too many dogs or they can't afford the expense of a dog. So we've made it easy for you. We have lots of adoptable dogs waiting for Furever Homes as well as several dogs that are just not adoptable. We have fear biters, dogs with health problems, dogs that refuse to be housebroken, or dogs that are aggressive. We also have dogs that have been with us for so long it wouldn't be fair to adopt them out now. We won't euthanize a dog, unless for severe health issues, so the problem children will stay with us for life.
Pick anyone of our dogs that you like and "sponsor" them. You can send a donation of cash or you can buy them food, toys, treats, and collars. Or you can choose to help towards their veterinarian expenses such as vaccines, worming, spay/neuter, or emergencies. Just like on TV we will keep you updated of your dog's progress. If you choose an adoptable dog we will notify you if they are adopted and put you in contact with their new owner.
You can also get "visitation privileges". You can come and take your dog for a walk, play ball with it, or even spend a day with it. You'd be their foster parent. Plus if you're considering adopting a pet but don't know if your family is ready this is your big chance to find out. In addition we will be having a raffle. We have a beautiful handmade quilt that has been donated by Deb Dickson as one of our raffle prizes. In addition we will be raffling two spay/neuter certificates - one for a dog and one for a cat. Raffle tickets will be $1 each, 6 for $5 or an arm's length for $10. You can use the tickets towards which ever prize you like. Mix or match.
During the week a LWC student called me to volunteer to help wrap presents at Amazon. Unfortunately all of the spots have been filled so we are unable to participate in this fundraiser. I asked him if he could help on Saturday at Christmas in Columbia. We were assigned a spot on the second floor and I could use the help carrying boxes up and down. I told him to meet me at 10:30. Saturday morning I was late as usual and I got a phone call. Turns out the original student couldn't make it but one of his friends was there to take his place. When I arrived at the town hall a young man was waiting for me. He helped unload the Tahoe, carried the boxes upstairs, and helped me set up. He lingered for a while and we talked. He ended up spending the whole day helping me. His name is Austin Childress.
Austin was a big help and it was nice having someone to talk to in the lulls. It was also nice because he could watch the booth while I visited the other vendors. We really have a lot of talent in our community. There were all kinds of crafts. I ended up buying Zucchini bread and some Jalapeno jelly. I want to thank the woman from Just Natural Products who donated the Lavender/Tea Tree Pet Soap for the dogs. I can't wait to try it.
We had a Christmas tree set up with gift cards with the dogs' photos, names, and descriptions. A few people were interest in sponsoring a dog and one of our dogs, Chico, a Chihuahua was adopted. All in all it was a good day. I want to thank everyone who donated money and those who purchased raffle tickets.
When it came time to pack up three more students from Lindsey came to help. It was a big change to be able to stand and watch them pack for me. They carried the boxes back down the stairs and helped load everything in the Tahoe. Once again the students from Lindsey Wilson College were a big help.
I will be setting up Christmas trees and wreaths at various stores in the area so you can see photos of the dogs and pick one to sponsor or even better adopt. I will have raffle tickets with me where ever I go so if you see me I'll be glad to sell you some. Or call me and I can make arrangements to meet you. Please help us by sponsoring or adopting a pet. We will really appreciate it. And remember:
If your furry friend is not there on Christmas morning, it just isn't going to feel like a holiday. - Peg Schaeffer, President and Founder, Sugarfoot Farm Rescue
Contact us if you would like to help.
Peg Schaeffer, Sugarfoot Farm Rescue,
860 Sparksville Road
Columbia, KY 42728
Home telephone: 270-378-4521
Cell phone: 270-634-4675
This story was posted on 2013-12-08 05:31:30
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