In May, a monetary donation was sent to the Oklahoma State University Animal Relief fund. This donation specifically went to help stranded, misplaced or injured animals in need after the devastating tornados.
At the end of June, the entire Kingsbrook Animal Hospital staff participated in the Paws and Claws 5K run and walk. We collected $1457.85 through our client and community sponsors. The front of the hospital was overrun with our paper dog donation sheets. The support we received was amazing!
We were able to use the money raised to benefit Frederick, MD shelters. $1000 in food and Kong toys were donated to the Frederick County Animal Control Shelter. $400 in food was donated to the Animal Welfare League.
In July, we promoted our 1,200 Facebook Like Campaign. In order to increase our Facebook presence, our veterinarians agreed to take a "pie in the face" and donate $250 to the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund. We had to reach 1,200 Facebook Likes by August 1st and we did it!
In August we sponsored Coconut, a Frederick County Animal Control cat that was up for adoption. She had a heart murmur and periodontal disease. The Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund sponsored her treatment. We were able to fund Coconut's chest x-rays, complete bloodwork panel and her dental evaluation and cleaning. Shortly thereafter, she was adopted by a loving family!
In the beginning of October, Dr. Cook rescued 5 puppies that were running loose in West Virginia. Within two days, and the help of social media, all 5 puppies were adopted! With the help of the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund, they were all examined, vaccinated and spayed/neutered. All the puppies have gone to loving, forever homes.
At the end of October, we held our first Haunted Hospital. The veterinarians and staff had a great time putting on a show for the Frederick community and our clients. Also, there were several vendors contributing to the success of the Haunted Hospital. They included Smart Dog University, Blue Ridge Blood Bank, Country Rabbit, Fine Photography, Frederick County Animal Control, Frederick County Animal Welfare League, Petz-R-US, Gratzer Graphics, Sweet & Savory, Two Paws Up and the Scoop Squad. The collective monies raised from the vendors, our wonderful clients, and the brave attendees will help KAH continue helping animals in need! Thanks to YOU!
In December, we had a very special visitor to the Kingsbrook Animal Hospital. Santa Paws! He stopped by on a snowy Saturday to visit with the good girls and boys, doggies and even a few kitties. There were crafts for the kids and hot chocolate for all. Santa Paws' pictures raised $700 for the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund. Photographs were taken by Nicole from Fine Photography LLC. To visit her website CLICK HERE.
Last but not least, Vicki Baker (Mamaw to Kylie and Cricket), donated a very large dog themed basket to raffle off for the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund. The basket contained dog books, a leash and collar, toys and treats. Donations from the tickets sold totaled $260. The lucky winner was Karen Antizzo!
Thank you to everyone who supported, donated, and helped us give back to the animals who have no loving homes of their own.