Veterinary Angel Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Palmyra
Have you ever heard of aVeterinary Angel? That term always comes to mind when I think about Dr. Lisa Aumiller of HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Over 150 people participated in a community service project sponsored by HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service, Monday, January 19, 2015, at the Palmyra Community Center. Brownies, Girl Scouts, people of all ages from small children to seniors, came out to make healthy treats and environmentally-friendly toys in support of homeless dogs, cats, bunnies, and pocket pets on behalf of the Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter (FOBCAS) and RescueMeYorkie.com.
Veterinary staff of HousePaws became pastry chefs in the kitchen. “Sweet” volunteers Donna, a previous cafe owner, shared her baking skills, while Heidi of Camp Bow Wow and Leslie of YorkieRescueMe.com mixed up ingredients, and Carol Shimp, pet sitter, helped everyone roll out the dough and make yummy, healthy treats with — you guessed it — animal- and bone-shaped cookie cutters.
Theresa Kopasz, FOBCAS Volunteer Dog Kennel Enrichment Coordinator, led the toy workshop. Enrichment volunteers Janet, Vicki, and Reggie assisted everyone with cutting tee-shirts into strips, then teams went to work braiding, twisting, and knotting, transforming large balls of material into colorful toys of different sizes.
There were smiles on everyone’s faces and the gymnasium was filled with laughter and fun! The warm and fuzzy feelings watching the community gathered to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of doing something for others returns as I write this, along with goose bumps repeatedly felt Monday afternoon, observing fathers helping their children, a grandmother baking with her granddaughter, siblings, mothers, and friends, all engaged together in activity.
Clients of HousePaws and community members stopped by dropping off generous donations throughout the day, overflowing the designated collection bins.
Helping homeless animals instantly fulfills your heart and there are many ways to make a positive change. Visit Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter’s web site: www.friendsofbcas.org and YorkieRescueMe.com’s web site: www.YorkieRescueMe.com
If you would like a copy of “the HousePaws family cookbook” email jessicam@HousePawsMobileVet.com Proceeds from the cookbook benefit the Boo Tiki Fund, HousePaws’ nonprofit 501 (c) 3 fund helping pets in New Jersey receive medical care when their family needs financial assistance.
HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service helps over 30 different animal rescues. To learn more about their services, visit: HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service
In the spirit of helping, the huge success of this project, my enjoyment of community events, and, of course, immense love of animals and yearn to provide assistance, I surely hope HousePaws returns to Palmyra again next year with another amazing collaborative event benefiting homeless animals in honor of MLK Day!
Helping to keep beloved furry babies healthy and safe… and pet parents informed! Lori : )
Submitted by one of our clients!
Thank you Lori for this great post!
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