United Pet Fund Garage Sale

I remember so well that day when United Pet Fund held its grand opening of its then new United Pet Fund, which supports Cincinnati dog rescues and adoption agencies, is holding a fundraiser.8,500 sq ft Blue Ash Resource Center. In a warehouse building that would come to be stocked with pet food and supplies, dozens of people who shared a common interest in the welfare of animals were standing. All eyes were on a man and his dog, and the connection that spoke to the hearts of everyone in that room.

Dr. Zekoff, a Blue Ash veterinarian, founded United Pet Fund to support the work of dozens of local animal care and service organizations including dog and cat shelters and rescues without the resources to maintain their very important, difficult, and often emotional work of saving lives.

Next weekend, you are invited to attend UPF’s Garage Sale with tons of household items, sports equipment, toys, pet supplies and more…all to benefit UPF’s work – and ultimately over 85 regional animal shelters, rescues and advocacy groups. Below are more details.

UPF Garage Sale Preview Party

When:     Friday, June 9 from 4 to 8 pm
Where:   UPF Resource Center, 11336 Tamarco Drive; Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
Cost:       A $10 donation

UPF Garage Sale

When:   Saturday, June 10 from 8:30 am to 4 pm
Where:  UPF Resource Center, 11336 Tamarco Drive; Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
Cost:      FREE


Can I be of help to you and your pet? Please reach out!

My Furry Valentine is Coming Up

My Furry Valentine, the region’s largest annual animal adoption event, is coming up this Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14, 2016, from 11am – My Furry Valentine5pm, at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246.

Over the past four years, the event has found homes for more than 2,000 animals. The 2016 event space is larger than ever, to accommodate more visitors, vendors and more adoptable pets. Community members who want to help but aren’t looking to adopt can donate pet supplies. The event also features entertainment, games, a photo booth, prizes and more for families to enjoy.

This year, vouchers for free admission ($3 value) can be picked up at all Greater Cincinnati UDF locations from February 1 through the event weekend. Also new this year, on Saturday, February 13 from 10-11am there will be an opportunity for visitors to meet with adoptable pets before the event opens to the general public. Early Bird admission fee is $15 per adult (children under 17 are free with an adult), and can be purchased in advance at http://myfurryvalentine.com/ticket-sales/ and at the door. Quantities are limited.

For additional information about phoDOGrapher’s My Furry Valentine, visit http://myfurryvalentine.com or contact My Furry Valentine event organizer, Carolyn Evans at carolyn@MyFurryValentine.com.

This Dog Has A Guardian Angel – And She Wants To Live

There are truly beautiful people all around us. Monica Wiltshire Bodey is one of them. Our shared love for animals brought us together through Facebook. I always knew Monica had a special heart but recently I learned her heart was even larger than I imagined.

Eeyore at the hospital

Eeyore at the hospital

It was a few weeks back when she was driving up I-71, at a time when she usually doesn’t travel that interstate…and in the slow lane, which she next to never does.

“But,” she said, “that’s how I know I was meant to find her.”

There, in front of her eyes, was a precious mixed hound dog who had just been hit by an SUV after crossing two of the three lanes of traffic. The little girl was sitting on the shoulder. Her eyes were closed shut and she was dangerously close to being hit again.

“Before my head could say no, my heart was pulling over,” Monica continued. “It was 20 degrees that day– she had no chance to survive the cold, with or without her injuries. I had no idea what I was getting into, I just knew that this sweet soul deserved to be held in warmth and love for her final moments. I walked a half mile in my barefeet (five inch heels weren’t working) and picked her up, carried her back to my car, and talked to her as we headed to the hospital.”

Fast forward two days.

They almost ruled out dangerous organ and neurological damage noticing that the little girl with no story to her name began eating and even tried to stand on her own.

However, her pelvis was broken through on both sides and the pelvic floor was full of fractures. Monica and her husband paid $6000 for major surgery to repair the pelvis of the little girl with a will to live who now answers to the name ‘Eeyore’.

Eeyore is going great and her sibling, Echo, has grown to love her too. Just this

Eeyore and Echo

Eeyore and Echo

weekend she had her very first bath – possibly in her lifetime. The Bodey’s are committed to doing everything they can to ensure she has a long, healthy, happy life.

However, Eeyore’s medical bills continue. If you’re interested in making a donation, please visit www.paypal.com and donate to Monica’s email address which is: monster_jw@yahoo.com. And ‘like’ the Save Eeyore page on Facebook for updates.

Eeyore's first bath

Eeyore’s first bath

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