Update on the Veterans Fund

Happy Belated New Year!
I have some fantastic news about the Pets for U.S. Vets program.  As you know, we started this program back in 2010.  It's now eight years later and the program at the Washington Area Humane Society is rolling right along.  2017 was a wonderful year for adoptions from the program and donations to the Veteran's Fund.

I personally would like to thank Bill Cable from Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society for raising $7119.40 in coin sales. I want to thank the Claysville Legion Riders for raising $2,300 by way of a bike run and gun raffle.  A special thanks goes out to Susan Roberti of "Let's Talk Tailwaggers" at Bethel Park TV for spending so many hours and years talking about this program with me on her show. Many, many animals were adopted because of her broadcasting. There are many others to thank for donations and adoptions. I just don't have all of the names. But, I do have facts and figures.

In 2017, there were 25 dog adoptions through our Veterans Fund totaling $1720 and 10 cat adoptions totaling $420. The adoption fees come out of our fund so our local veterans don't have to pay. We believe that our veterans have paid enough and need to be given special consideration.

Some of the cats that found their forever homes were Minnie, Tigger, Carly, Dusty, Stevie, Lacey, Chandler, Missy and a couple more which weren't named.

Some of the dogs that went out through the program were Bam, Jumper, Cole, June, Hoss, Sly, LuLu, Valor, Marty, Oates, Cinnamon, Toby, Shana, Jughead, Chelsea, Dancer and more which weren't named.

I know that the Washington Area Humane Society is planning an event to benefit the program sometime this Summer. They also have some ideas about helping seniors. I will keep the blog updated as to when and what is going on.
I'm just so proud of our community and the good people in it. Please continue to help by donating to the Pets for U.S. Vets program at the WAHS. Don't forget that if you are a veteran, your best friend is waiting for you at the WAHS at no charge to you.

If you have any ideas or questions about the program, contact Kelly Proudfit, executive director at the WAHS, at kelly@washingtonpashelter.org  You can always email me, Suzi Smith, at dogparty84@aol.com.

USA all the way!

Your Pal,

Suzi Smith

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Star Wars Coin Sales $$$

At the end of this year new beginnings were made, thanks to Bill Cable (Pres) and the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society. A few days before the end of 2017, I deposited the money ($6,154.18) from the final sale of our limited edition Star Wars/Pets for U.S. Vets coins into our Veterans Fund at the WAHS.
That brings the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society's donation up to $7119.40 in 2017.
Please share this and let veterans know that they can adopt at no charge. The pets are up to date on shots, spayed/neutered and micro-chipped.

Thanks to all of our veterans for their service to our country.

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A Christmas Miracle

I got the call last night from Tim Hammett, President of the Claysville American Legion Riders. The Legion surprised me with a $2000 donation for our Veterans Fund at the Washington Area Humane Society.  In case you don't know, if you are a veteran, you can adopt at no charge.  Find your best friend today. Just tell them that "Suzi sent you". XO

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Veteran's Program : Making New Friends

Here's a recent adoption from the Pets for U.S.Vets program at the WAHS.

Remember that our local veterans adopt at no charge. Just bring your DD-214 and choose your best friend...usually, they pick you! The dogs and cats are up to date on shots, already spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and socialized. Go down to the Washington Area Humane Society and adopt. It's the best thing you will ever do. If you can't adopt, donate or volunteer some time walking dogs or brushing cats. They really need your time and love...

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A Special Gift

Thank you, Susie Roberti of BPTV'S "Let's Talk Tailwaggers" for the beautiful sign.  What a great surprise!

I delivered it today to the WAHS and they will hang it behind their front desk. It's a good reminder of what really is important.

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Thank You!

They did it, again..
the Claysville American Legion Riders made a generous donation of $300 to the Veteran's Fund/Pets for U.S. Vets at the WAHS. More happy beginnings! Thanks so very much!

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Star Wars Coins $$$

I am so happy to update that $965.22 was deposited into the Veterans Fund at the WAHS from the sale of the limited edition Star Wars/Pets for U.S. Vets coins! This donation will enable 10 or more pets to be adopted out of the shelter at no charge to our local veterans.  There are still coins left so, please continue to support our program by purchasing this really cool C3PO good luck coin!!!
I chose C-3PO on our coin because he was in every movie :-)

"Working together in our community and making a difference."
Suzi Smith PHD (perfect hound dogs)

Press Release: PSWCS.org  (Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society)
Joins Forces with Pets for U.S. Vets for 2016 Charity Drive


Thanks so much for your purchase. You are a part of the solution.


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