Stray Thoughts 2020 Volume 3

Stray Thoughts News, Events & Adoption Information Summer 2020 Inside Page 2: Upcoming Events WSHS Wishlist WSHS Staff Ways to Give Page 3 Adoption by Appointment Become a PAW PAL Page 4: Ready for a Home Page 5: Ready for a Home Wags to Riches Raffle Page 6: Ask the Trainer Page 7: Pet Watch with Dr. Main Page 8: Why We Love Pets 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: [email protected] Phone: (630) 960-9600 Fax: (630) 960-9604 Barkapalooza Is Going Virtual, and We Need Your Help! Our 27th Annual Barkapalooza Pet Expo and Walkathon will be virtual this year and will run from August 1st through September 27th. Now more then ever, we need the help of our generous supporters to raise the much-needed funds required for the animals in our care. Here are ways you can help – fundraise with the support of your family, friends, and neighbors. Each donation tier you achieve will earn you a prize! You can use the Barkapalooza flyer enclosed in this newsletter or create a fundraising web page. Getting Started is Easy! • It only takes minutes to create your online fundraising page. • Click on the “Get Started” button. • Personalize the text and the photo of your online fundraising page to express your passions and your purpose. • Send the link to your friends, family, and colleagues – anyone you think will help you reach your goal. Ask them to forward it to their contacts as well! • For every $100 you raise through your Firstgiving web page, you will be entered into our split the pot raffle drawing. • The winner will receive a $1,000 prize! • The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, September 27th. This year with the global pandemic, we’ve been called to help more animals with fewer funds. King is a three-year-old terrier mix that came to us with skin issues as well as being heartworm positive. Cami is a ten-yearold domestic shorthair that arrived with ear infections, skin issues, and horrible teeth that all needed to be removed. We are at the height of kitten season and have over 100 kittens in foster care. Those are a lot of mouths of feed! The kittens will need vaccines, spay/neuter surgery, and microchipped before they are ready to be adopted. These are just a few of the animals that we’ve helped with the generous support of our donors. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by September 27th, all to benefit the animals in our care. Your donation can and does save lives! 2020 Walkathon King Cami Sabra