Dog wash and nail clip to benefit WAGS

By |2006-02-09T09:00:00-05:00February 9th, 2006|News|

FERNDALE – Dirty dogs can lend a paw and help four-legged friends at a fundraising Dog Wash and Nail Clip on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canine to Five Dog Daycare in Detroit. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wonderful Animals Giving Support, a Ferndale-based program that helps low-income people with HIV/AIDS take care of their companion animals. Suggested donations are $15 for a dog wash, and $8 for a nail clipping.
Canine to Five, a dog daycare service in Detroit’s midtown neighborhood, is located at 3443 Cass Avenue in Detroit.
Canine to Five hosted its first fundraising dog wash for WAGS in October, raising nearly $1,000 for the program.
“We were thrilled with our success last fall,” said Blondy, “and we’re hoping to top our donations for this great cause.”
The WAGS program, part of the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, has helped hundreds of area residents keep and care for their pets, which in turn, helps keep their owners happy, healthy, and engaged. WAGS assists clients in keeping, feeding and caring for their companion animals when extended hospital stays, physical exhaustion or daily expenses seem insurmountable.
“Pet owners understand the importance of the pleasure and comfort they get from their companion animals,” said Michael Odom, WAGS Program Coordinator. “For people with AIDS, the psychological and physical health benefits of having pets are especially significant.”
For more information about the Dog Wash call Liz Blondy at 313-831-3647 or Michael Odom at 248-545-1435.

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