The October Giving Report
Hi Dog Lovers,
This is Alicia and I am here to give you our October giving report.
Last month we decided to contribute to a wonderful organization doing great work for the dogs of Costa Rica named DAWG (Domestic Animal Welfare Group) and this month we have helped dogs in not one, but three countries!
How did we choose? With so many wonderful organizations around the world, we decided to support three this month. We chose one group in Canada, as our company is based here and Maui, in the U.S.A, as many of our community members are from south of the border and Maui holds a place close to Dr. D’s heart. Last but not least, with the great feedback on our recent donation to a shelter in Costa Rica, we delved further into South America to Brazil where I’ve spent some time in the last few years.
With a nearby garbage/recycling facility expanding, WAG (Whistler Animals Galore) is losing it’s outdoor dog run and is raising funds to rebuild, an effort which we enthusiastically support.
“We believe a safe, protected and interactive outdoor place to socialize and exercise is vital for the health and happiness of our shelter dogs who call WAG home. We are looking to the Whistler community and visitors to support our fundraising for a safe and secure fence option,” says Lindsay Suckling, WAG Shelter Operations Manager.
The Maui Humane Society was started in 1953 and has become an independent non-profit organization providing services and programs to Maui County. They work to reduce the number of neglected and unwanted animals through education, outreach, and spay-neuter programs. This past September, during a four-day spay-neuter clinic, an amazing 586 animals were treated, which is such an important step in reducing dog homelessness.
In Brazil Wilson Martins Coutinho is known as ‘the pet protector.’ Coutinho shares his stories with the world through social media, photos and videos. These images document his first encounters rescuing neglected, often severely injured animals, nursing them back to health in conjunction with local vets and giving them lots of affection. At any given time he has dozens of animals including dogs, cats, pigs, sheep and horses at his property.
Thank you to our community for loving their dogs and to those in animal rescue organizations. We appreciate your kindness, generosity and dedication to helping those in need.
“Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible” ~ Dalai Lama.
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM