Update for the week of February 9, 2015: Donations totaled $110 and we've been busy preparing for our FUNdraiser on February 21st: a silent auction and cookie bake-off. Enter your best recipe in this awesome contest with one dozen freshly baked cookies (entry fee of $15) for a chance to win your photo and/or your pet's photo and award-winning recipe in the future HSKP cook book! There will be great silent auction items (lot of gorgeous purses and fun jewelry!), with an auction of a HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE and other great surprises!
Update for February 2015: Many thanks to those who attended the Treasure Hunt and cookie bake-off. There were many treasures so choose from, and one lucky bidder took home a hot air balloon ride. Special thanks to the volunteers who coordinated and staffed the event. ANDeven more thanks to those who donated items for the hunt. The event raised over $600.
Update for March 2015: a great month helping several pets with their vet, grooming, and monthly preventatives. We also boarded sweet little Carmen while her mom was hospitalized. The Lewisville Noon Rotary Club honored us with a $500 check! We will post our upcoming events after April 1, so please stay tuned. And remember to share the word on Helping Seniors Keep Pets so we can help more seniors and their wonderful companions.
Update for April 1 - 12, 2015: Great two weeks and thanks to all our supporters! Little Carmen is boarding while waiting for her mom to heal and be well enough to take care of her. Donations this week total over $100. We also have exciting news for May: Richter Animal Clinic has selected HSKP as one of the two charities that will benefit from the Richter Animal Clinical 2nd annual walk-a-thon. We are so honored and ready to don our sneakers and walk. Save the date: May 3, Sunday 4-6pm at Stovall Park 2800 W. Sublett Road Arlington. Entry fee is $30 and will get you a t-shirt, bandana for your pup, and food/drinks. Hope to see you there.
Update for April 20-24, 2015: Two transports this week and two food deliveries. If you speak French, you know that the word Cadeau means gift. Little Cadeau, the Schnauzer, needed food and HSKP was there to help. We also provided transportation and vaccinations for Lulu the Chihuahua mix. And last but not least, Sophie needed a ride to grooming.
Update for May: Along with several transports to vets and grooming, we also were part of the team to help Donald and his faithful companion Precious. Donald is a disabled veteran who is homeless. His little dog Precious had a hernia that needed surgery. With the help of Stick in the Mud Rescue, Shelter2Rescue Coalition, and Richter Animal Hospital, Precious had the surgery and is now recovered and back in Donald's arms. This could not have happened without the generous donations we received. Thank you to all our supporters and partners.
May 30, 2015 We are one year old now! Our one year anniversary is May 30. We have had a great response from volunteers and donors. We have been able to meet the needs of the seniors that have called us. To those who hit the ground running to Help Seniors Keep their Pets, THANK YOU. Without you this mission would not have worked. To our donors, you are the heart and soul of this group. It is you that allows our volunteers that transport pets to the vets, groomers and deliver pet food, to get the satisfaction of seeing the faces of the seniors that they help. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts allowing us to see a dream become a reality.
Update for June and July 2015: We were busy with transports to grooming and vets. LIttle Carmen spent over a month boarding while her senior was in the hospital. Food deliveries also kept us busy. We look forward to the opening of the Hurst Pet Supplies Plus as they are a wonderful supporter of HSKP AND we will be their official photographer. Watch for photo events over the next few months.
Update for August 2015: We are busy preparing for North Texas Giving Day on September 17th. One of our wonderful seniors lost her little dog to heart disease, and we assisted with the cremation expenses. This is our first loss for HSKP. We continue with food deliveries and transports to vet clinics. And there was one little Poodle that needed boarding while the senior was hospitalized.
Update for September 2015: North Texas Giving Day on September 17th was very successful. Donations totaled $4,165. This month we provided food for a senior's service dog, There was also a very ill little Bichon Frise mix and we were able to assist with medical bills for surgery. Little Kitty did well initially, but two weeks later succumbed to another medical issue. There were also food deliveries and transportation for grooming and another emergency boarding.
Update for October 2015: This was a rough month for us as we lost one of our seniors. We will miss her so much. Her little Poodle Carmen has been adopted by a very loving family. We are honored to have been there through the last year of her life, and so grateful that we could help her care for her pet.
Update for November 2015: This has been a busy and expensive month! Lots of seniors' pets needed help. We were able to provide funds for much needed emergency surgery, food, and boarding. Thank goodness the surgery was successful. We held the first holiday photo event on November 21 and appreciate all that supported us by bringing their pets for photos. Watch for a holiday photo collage soon. Be sure to visit our remaining holiday photo events at Pet Supplies Plus in Hurst on Dec 6, 19, and 20th. If you need gifts wrapped, we are wrapping at Half Price Books in Las Colinas and at Barnes & Noble in Lewisville. Dates and times are on the front page of our website.
Update for December 2015: This month was a whirlwind of fundraising activity that included very successful gift wrapping at both Barnes & Noble and at Half Price Books. Many thanks to everyone who assisted with the wrapping, and to all who stopped by with donations and gifts to wrap. We held five holiday photo events and took pictures of dogs, cats, bunnies, and a cockatoo. We were also busy with transports to veterinarians, food delivery, and sadly provided assistance for the euthanasia of a senior's 13 year old canine companion with advanced bladder cancer.
Update for 1st Quarter 2016: January through March has been very busy. Charli had her cataract surgery and is doing well. We've transported several dogs to grooming, delivered dog/cat food each month, and helped with diagnostic tests for an ill dog. The photo event for pet pictures with the Easter Bunny raised about $450.