Fundraising Campaign Supports US War Dogs Association
DOYLESTOWN, Pa., June 23, 2015—Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital kicked off a fundraising campaign to support the United States War Dogs Association. The campaign began over the Memorial Day weekend and will continue through Labor Day with monetary donations being accepted at the resort or veterinary hospital.
Dr. Laura Weis, co-owner of Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital recently present an initial donation of $350, raised in the first week of the campaign, to Mr. Ron Aiello, president of the United States War Dogs Association based in Burlington, NJ.
The donations will benefit the association’s prescription program for retired military and service dogs which provides free prescriptions to dogs enrolled in the program. Many of the dogs require medications to help with pain management, inflammation, anxiety/PTSD, and allergies as well as seizures and cancer treatment in some cases. The program also helps with parasite preventives and prescription foods.
“These retired military dogs are usually adopted by their military handlers or other well-vetted families. Many dogs require costly medical care and prescriptions. Our free Rx program financially supports the families to provide the necessary care our canine veterans need. There are about 200 dogs currently enrolled and costs reach thousands of dollars every month,” said Mr. Aiello.
“We have been raising funds for this organization for the past several years, but this year we are optimistically increasing our goal to meet or exceed $3000. We will also be looking to help the organization reduce costs with the prescription program so more dogs can receive the medications necessary to treat chronic conditions,” added Dr. Weis.
The veterinary hospital and pet resort are encouraging clients and the community to donate to the association by offering incentives to give. For any donation amount, donors can write their name or a message on a paw print that will be displayed in the reception areas. For donations of $100 or more, donors will receive either one free night of lodging at the resort or one free month when enrolling in any Wellness Plan at the veterinary hospital. Donations will also be accepted at the Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center vendor tent at community events throughout the summer.
The United States War Dogs Association supports military and retired war dogs as well as civilian canines retired from government contract work and law enforcement. Programs include raising funds and awareness for war memorials and service recognition, educational programs, corporate partnerships for specialty veterinary care, prescriptions, pet supplies and care packages, and transportation and adoptions services. The association is headquartered in Burlington, NJ with local chapters located across the United States. For more information about the organization, its mission, programs, and membership, visit: www.uswardogs.org.
ABOUT HOLIDAY HOUSE PET RESORT & TRAINING CENTER and DOYLESTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL
Located on a quiet country lane in Bucks County, Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center offers overnight lodging for dogs and cats, activity packages, training programs, daycare, and grooming services. The facility is owned by Drs. Laura and Randy Weis, who also operate the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital, a full-service veterinary hospital with accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) located on the same property.
For more information about Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center, visit www.holidayhousepetresort.com or call 215-345-6960. For more information about Doylestown Veterinary Hospital, visit www.doylestownveterinaryhospital.com or call 215-345-6000.