Adoptions, new connections, and a great fundraiser! (April 2009)
Paula is still available for adoption, and her foster home says that she is a wonderful and sweet dog to have around. She is acclimating wonderfully to sharing a house with little kids. Paula thinks she is a lap dog, and takes every opportunity to curl up and snuggle with her people. We look forward to the day when she has a loving forever home of her own.
Pet Project Rescue is also expanding to help local cats and dogs here in MN. We will be receiving two Chihuahuas on April 24th which were recently rescued from a large puppy mill. These two will spend some time acclimating to living indoors and enjoying lots of love and care, and will then be available for adoption in a couple weeks. We have a soft spot for puppy mill survivors, and are very excited to be able to provide a safe home for these two little ones. Because puppy mills often lack any sort of vet care, dogs rescued from such situations often cost a great deal initially. These two needed to be spayed, vaccinated, and given full dentals, among other vet work. If you would like to support PPR’s mission of helping puppy mill survivors you can make a donation by visiting our Donate page. Every dollar helps, and makes it possible for us to provide a second chance for dogs like these!
Minneapolis Animal Control and Care (MACC) and PPR have also begun working together to rescue cats and dogs that come into the Animal Control facility. We are very excited about this opportunity, especially since summer is right around the corner, which means lots of puppies and kittens in need of rescuing! We’re very grateful for all the hard work done by the staff at MACC. It’s a pleasure to work with a local pound that truly cares about giving these abandoned animals a shot at a new and happy life. This opportunity also means that we are in need of new foster homes for adult cats and dogs, as well as puppies and kittens. If you can help out, or know of someone who can, please complete a Volunteer Application. You can also help us by spreading the word about the need for PPR foster homes!
Pet Project Rescue also held its first major fundraiser on April 16th, which was held at Summit Brewing Company. The fundraiser was a huge success! Local businesses graciously donated over 50 items to our silent auction, as well as food donations from A Piece of Cake, Wuollett’s, and St Paul Cookies. We had over 150 people attend the fundraiser, and we have received a great deal of positive feedback. We want to send a special thank you to Summit Brewing Co. for providing the space, staff, and beverages for the evening, as well as our wonderful volunteers, and all those that donated and attended! We could not do what we do without all the support of the public. THANK YOU!