Humane Society funding challenge

Published 10:53 am Friday, July 15, 2011

Foothills Humane Society announces the second annual chicken soup challenge fund drive. Chicken soup fund was established as a specific fund for animals with medical needs that would otherwise have to be euthanized without special and expensive treatment.  The chicken soup fund allows Foothills to pay for these special needs cases, nurse the sick back to health and prepare them for their new home.
The $5,000 matching funds challenge was offered by the anonymous adoptive parents of Remy, a kitten the parents adopted from the shelter in 2009. Remy had a chronic eye condition that required the removal of his eye, which the shelter could not afford. The adopters said they had never had such a wonderful animal and wanted to make sure that others like him were not euthanized due to lack of funds.
Another example is Toby, a Portugese water dog brought into the shelter after being hit by a car. The chicken soup fund paid for Toby’s emergency surgery. Toby ended up losing a leg. The Eberius family fostered Toby and oversaw his recovery. When Toby was well and ready for adoption, the Eberius family had fallen for him and gave him his forever home. This is only one of many happy endings due to the chicken soup fund.
The summer challenge for matching funds ends Aug. 31. Donations can be made online or by mail to 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, NC 28722. Please mark donations “Chicken Soup Challenge.”
– article submitted by Libbie Johnson

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