Sunday, November 15, 2009

Paw Prints for Homeless Pets

Pet Haven is extremely fortunate to be the recipient of Chuck & Don's Paw Prints holiday campaign this year. Last year Chuck & Don's raised over $26,000 as a result of their campaign, and with a 25% matching grant from C&D stores, raised a total of over $33,000 which was split between two rescues: Rescue a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM) and Second Chance. This year, all donations raised from the C&D Paw Print Holiday campaign will go towards Pet Haven's Spay Neuter Initiative Program.

For many years Pet Haven's sole purpose was to rescue and rehome cats and dogs and that is still very much a part of what we do. A few years ago the Board of Directors saw the need to work at least as hard on preventing the situations that cause animals to become homeless as we do on rescuing them after the fact. Our mission was expanded and now includes extensive efforts to increase the number of animals that are spayed & neutered, promote animal welfare in our community, and advocate for legislation and public policy that improves the lives of companion animals.

For more info on Pet Haven's Spay/Neuter Initiative programs click here.

Chuck & Don's Paw Print Campaign runs from 11/15 through 12/31/2009.

Be sure to stop by one of the 15 Chuck & Don's stores and donate to the Paw Prints campaign ... every one of your critters at home would love to have a Paw Print with their name on it posted at one of the C&D stores! And for that matter, I think all your furry companions who have crossed over rainbow bridge would also love to have a paw print with their name on it as a nice memorial.

We are grateful to Chuck & Don's for their commitment to helping the animal welfare community in Minnesota. We especially appreciate their commitment to helping us raise donations for spay/neuter efforts.

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