Stray Thoughts 2016 Volume 3

Stray Thoughts News, Events & Adoption Information Summer 2016 Inside Page 2: General Information Help Us Help Them by Raising Funds for Our Biggest Event of the Year! Page 3 – 4: Ready for a Home Page 4: “From Wags to Riches” Raffle Digital Newsletter Pepper Vehicle Donation Page 5: Ask the Trainer Page 6: Pet Watch with Dr. Main Emails & Letters Page 7 – 8: Hearty Thanks! Page 8: Volunteer Spotlight Stray Thoughts is an official publication of the West Suburban Humane Society, a not-for-profit, volunteerbased animal shelter. No city, state, or federal funds support WSHS. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please call (630) 960-9600, ext. 25 to submit articles or receive donation information. Adoption Center: 1901 W. Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 E-mail Address: Phone: (630) 960-9600 Fax: (630) 960-9604 Delaney W est Suburban Humane Society has now made it easier than ever to collect donations for our biggest fundraiser of the year, Barkapalooza Dog Walk and Pet Expo. If you are planning on participating in this year’s event, visit our website at From this site you can register for Barkapalooza and create your own fundraising web page. Getting Started is Easy! It only takes a few minutes to create your online fundraising page: Louie Skout – The winner will receive a $1,000 prize! The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, September 25th at the 2:00 p.m. end time of our event. With the funds raised from Barkapalooza, we were able to help many animals in need: • Pepper – a sweet, two-year-old pitbull mix that had to have three eye surgeries to correct his cherry eye. • Delaney – found with multiple leg fractures, this three-year-old black cat needed major orthopedic surgery. • Click on the “Get Started” button. • Louie – a senior pug who would have been paralyzed without back surgery for a slipped disc. • Personalize the text and the photo of your online fundraising page to express your passions and your purpose. • Skout – a seven year old tortie, she spent four weeks hospitalized on a feeding tube for fatty liver disease. • Send the link out to your friends, family, colleagues – anyone you think will help you reach your goal. Ask them to forward it on to their contacts as well! • When you set up your web page through Firstgiving, you will be entered into our split the pot raffle drawing. – For every $100 of donations received, another entry for you will be placed in the drawing. These are just a few of the animals that were saved with the generous support of our donors. Last year we raised $35,000 online. Our goal this year is to raise $35,000 again, all to benefit the homeless animals in our care. Don’t delay, set up your fundraising web page today! Your support can and does save lives!