Sunday, January 3, 2010

ASPCA/Subaru "Share the Love" Campaign

A few weeks ago Pet Haven received a call from the ASPCA office in New York ... as part of their "Share the Love" campaign where Subaru will donate $250 one of 5 charities, of which ASPCA is one of them. ASPCA was looking for a local rescue/shelter In Minnesota to show support and to also have the opportunity to promote their own rescues at a local Subaru dealer. Pet Haven was selected to come out to the Wayzata Subaru dealer on Saturday. To represent Pet Haven we had Ahnung and Nick. Ahnung is a Pet Haven alum ... a rescue originally from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue who then came into Pet Haven's foster program. Ahnung was fostered, then adopted by Marilou (president of Pet Haven) in January of 2009. Since then she has gone through numerous classes and is now a registered therapy dog through Delta Society. Ahnung volunteers with her mom at The Lab (a program of St. Paul Public Schools) that services EBD youth. Nick, the orange tabby, with lots of personality and charm, arrived into Pet Haven's program almost 2 years ago from a partner rescue in Spencer, Iowa. 2010 is his lucky year though as he is officially being adopted today (Sunday)! His foster mom is going to miss him terribly.

Both Ahnung and Nick did a tremendous job as ambassadors for Pet Haven and for rescued dogs and cats. We handed out lots of newsletters and helped spread the word about Pet Haven and the importance of adopting a rescued animal as well as the importance of spaying and neutering your animals.

Ahnung's favorite spot was in front of a brand new Subaru where there was a ray of sunshine coming through. She wanted to know why she didn't get to test drive a Subaru ... or even better, why she (and Nick) couldn't take one home!. I told her, maybe next time.

P.S. From Ahnung: If you're interested in reading more about my volunteer work as a therapy dog with EBD youth, check out my blog. We need more Pet Partner teams!!!

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