The Leader of the Pack Howls
This issue is always our biggest issue of the year and September begins the sixth year for The Prescott Dog magazine. Our first issue was published in September of 2008 and I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone. I want to thank all the businesses that advertise with us, thus supporting our mission of promoting the human/animal bond and raising awareness of shelter and rescue animals. And, I also want to thank you, our readers who have always supported us. I love when I hear from you that you love The Prescott Dog so much and read it “cover to cover”. All of our staff and writers love what we do and work very hard to bring you important, meaningful and educational features. I would like to ask you to please support the businesses that advertise with us and let them know you saw them in The Prescott Dog when you go into their establishments.
On the cover, you will read about the great works of a small shelter not too far away from us. The Wickenburg Humane Society was very helpful to some of the animals in need during the Yarnell Fire. We are happy to tell you more about this shelter and the good works they continue to do for animals in and around their community. I had the opportunity to travel to meet them in person myself for this story along with Allie, our writer, and Mary, our photographer. I was so impressed with their staff and the way they take such good care of all the animals that come into their facility. I hope you enjoy their story as much as I did.
In June, our community took time out to remember and acknowledge our Fallen Hotshots who perished in the Yarnell Hill fire one year ago. Our friends in Yarnell also held many ceremonies to remember and acknowledge all that was lost in the fire. The residents of Yarnell have shown the most amazing spirit and tenacity and have aptly adopted the appropriate saying, Yarnell Rising, and they sure have. Last September, we did several stories as it related to the animals and their owners who were affected by the fire. One year later, we are remembering Yarnell and the people and animals again in our Special Feature, Yarnell - One Year Later. Some of you may remember and may have even participated in the Yarnell Walk For The Animals event that The Prescott Dog and our 501(c)(3), Big Dog Charitable Foundation sponsored. We raised thousands of dollars. In our story, we will meet some of those people and see where they are now and how they have been helped by your donations. We will continue to support them in this new life they all have after the fire.
It is that time of the year again for two fabulous animal events, The Arizona Equifest on September 20th, put on by Olsen's, and our own, Dogtoberfest & Adopt-a-thon on Sunday, October 5th. You can read all about this year's events in this issue and we hope to see you all there. The Prescott Dog is the Official Publication for Equifest and will have a booth there as well. As always, Dogtoberfest will be the biggest dog event in Prescott at the beautiful Downtown Courthouse Square.
And did you know that dogs can actually donate blood just like people? Well, they can and you will read about it in a special feature. These canine heroes are actually saving lives with their blood donations.
Again, I want to say thank you to all of you going into our 6th year in Prescott and let you know how much we appreciate your support!
Love, Light & Laughter,
Ann, Bernie & Miss Pauleena
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