Special interest catagory, stories of first responders, animal rescuers and everything in between.
Legacy giving may also be called planned giving and is a type of charitable giving that happens in the future, often after someone has died. It is a designation in a will or trust for money or assets to be given to a charitable organization like The fetch Foundation at some future time.
Heat stroke time is here. It’s actually present anytime the heat is on – which is quite often in Arizona and the southwest. What is heatstroke? It’s a condition where the body’s temperature rises. When you are standing out in the heat, sweating or sizzling like an egg on the concrete sidewalk, imagine how your dog must feel.
Could that nice Mr Jones that waves from across the street be an animal hoarder? Or what about old Mrs. Potter down the lane with the long driveway and the kids that don't visit her any longer? Do you know what an animal hoarder looks like? Would you know how to recognize one if they lived on your street? They could live next door or be someone you see at the grocery store. With 3500 prosecuted cases each year and many more than go unnoticed chances are good that you have at least met an animal hoarder before and didn't even realize it. I know I did.
You’ve probably seen stories on the TV news about a house full of cats or dogs that the owner couldn’t properly care for. The numbers can range in the dozens or even hundreds. These stories can make the headlines because of their absurdity.
Behavior of Hoarders
You may have thought that they were just being cruel to the animals. However, hoarding is a sign of mental illness
rather than intentional mistreatment of the pets. In fact, the person truly loves their animals and believes they can care for them.
The picture of a child holding a bunny is so cute, but it’s misleading. Children may squeal with delight over a baby chick; they don’t realize that those cute baby animals do not stay that way forever.
Many parents don’t anticipate how much work these adorable, cuddly pets often require. So the pet bunny or chick ends up being forgotten and either dying, going to a shelter, or becoming homeless.
People do not realize that bunnies do not make good pets for children.
The National Concierge Association's 2012 fundraiser and silent auction is Friday April 13th, 2012 and again this year, The fetch Foundation will be supported by these amazing people! Please come and join in the fun!
West Side Story - Journal of a First Responder
The gray and blue motor coach sat motionless; one halogen eye popped from its socket: Steam belching from the amputated radiator. The remains of a small two-seater sports car lays crumpled against the buses’ face. An eerie silence momentarily blankets the air before giving way to the loud screams and moaning of those on the bus.
Sirens screech through the gathering rush-hour traffic, fire-trucks and ambulances make u-turns before pulling up behind the remnants of the furrowed coupé which is now silent. Blue tinted glass crunched beneath the heavy boots of the gathering rescue personnel. Trooper-one, just one of Maryland State Police’s Medical-evacuation (Medivac); helicopter, hovers like a giant dragon fly just before it lands upon Emerald-green grass.