The Leader of the Pack Howls
As we head into the Holiday Season and the end of another year, my heart is full of gratitude for all of you and your support of The Prescott Dog. Because of you, including all of the businesses who support our publication with advertising, we have grown even more this year! The Prescott Dog has become more than I had ever hoped for and it’s because of you.
This year, we were able to help more rescue and shelter groups advertise their adoptions and fundraisers. Our two annual Adopt-a-thons, Woofstock, Prescott Valley and Dogtoberfest, in Prescott, have grown beyond my imagination. Because of you, I know our mission to promote the human/animal bond and raise awareness of shelter and rescue animals in our community will continue to grow into 2016 and beyond.
On our Holiday cover, we have a story that exemplifies our mission. It is about an organization that has been helping many rescue groups in our community for many years. In case you are not aware of it, N.O.A.H.’s Thrift Shop in Prescott supports approximately 10 different rescue groups in our community financially on a monthly basis. This year, they did something very special and out of the ordinary, even for them, when they awarded those groups over $30,000 dollars over and above their regular monthly funding. What a great surprise and so very needed. They are a tremendous non-profit organization that deserves all the support they can get to continue providing the much needed help to these groups doing the hard work of rescuing and rehoming unwanted dogs, cats and horses in our community. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did.
In our Seniors and Their Pets feature, we have a very special story about a man who many may not know by name but I am sure have seen his work over the years. Paul Wenzel is an artist who created many of the images of the characters you have seen in Disney movies including Bambi. Over the years, he has warmed our hearts with his beautiful artwork and we are blessed to have him in Prescott.
In a Special Feature about animal hoarding, you will read about a terrible situation that had a happy ending, thanks in part to our own Yavapai Humane Society. Some people do not realize how animals come out of a situation like that and what it takes make them whole again and place them into a loving forever home. It took a lot of people and a lot of time to turn this situation around for these animals. I learned a lot reading this story and I think you will too.
From all of us at The Prescott Dog, we would like to wish you and yours a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing staff, who always go above and beyond to bring you the most interesting, educational and heart-warming stories in every issue. I am so grateful to all of them. We are already working on some great stories for our January/February 2016 issue of The Prescott Dog so we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!
Love, Light & Laughter,
Ann, Bernie & Miss Pauleena
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