Stray Thoughts News, Events & Adoption Information Summer 2018 Inside Page 2: Upcoming Events General Information Ways to Give www.WSHS-DG.org Help Us Help Them by Raising Funds for Our Biggest Event of the Year! Page 3 Ready for a Home Page 4: Ask the Trainer Emails & Letters Page 5: Pet Watch with Dr. Childs Page 6: Volunteer Spotlight Page 7: Hearty Thanks! Page 8: Paw Jam 2018 Stray Thoughts is an official publication of the West Suburban Humane Society, a not-for-profit, volunteer- based 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: Director@WSHS-DG.org Phone: (630) 960-9600 Fax: (630) 960-9604 Victor Nadirah W est Suburban Humane Society has now made it easier then 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 www.firstgiving.com/wshs. 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: 1. Click on the “Get Started” button. 2. Personalize the text and the photo of your online fundraising page to express your passions and your purpose. 3. Send the link out to your friends, family, and colleagues – anyone you think will help you reach your goal. Ask them to forward it on to their contacts as well! 4. When you set up your web page through Firstgiving, you will be entered into our split the pot raffle drawing. 5. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize! 6. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, September 30th at the 2:00 p.m. end time of our event. Nacho Cubbie With the funds raised from Barkapalooza, we were able to help many animals in need: • Victor, a 9-year-old American Bulldog, who has spondylosis and requires daily supplements and biweekly chiropractic visits. • Nadirah, a sweet 5-year-old Tortie, who had to have several surgeries to remove a collar that was imbedded in her neck. She is also FIV positive. • Nacho, an 11-year-old Schnoodle who was turned in because his owner could no longer take care of him. Nacho had to have surgery to remove a large stone from his bladder as well as a dental. He will require a special diet for the rest of his life. Also turned in with Nacho, was Cubbie, an 8-year-old Schnauzer. Cubbie had to have several tumors removed and he also had to have a dental. These are just a few of the animals that were saved with the generous support of our donors. Last year we raised $39,000 online. Our goal this year is to raise $40,000 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!