On Sunday, September 30, The Ann Arbor Animal Hospital and Groom n Go are sponsoring a fundraiser Charity Garage Sale, Dog Wash & Bake Sale at the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital to benefit two charities: The Fixed Income Family Fund (at the Animal Hospital) and The National K-9 Working Dog, Inc. The event will go from noon until 4 pm, rain or shine.
There will be a 50/50 raffle (the winning raffle number will be posted on this website after the fundraiser) as well as a silent auction featuring an American flag (generously donated by the Honorable Mike Rogers) which was flown at the Michigan capitol building, custom watercolor artwork from a local artist, a pair of tickets (section 2, near center field) to the Michigan vs. Iowa game on November 17, and more. Fun, family-friendly activities are planned in addition to the garage sale, dog wash & bake sale.
In attendance will be retired Ann Arbor Police Department Police Dog “Czar” who distinguished himself while serving the AAPD by guarding President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the Dalai Lama during their visits to Ann Arbor.
Both Groom n Go locations as well as the Animal Hospital are accepting donations of gently used items to be sold at the Garage Sale, with all proceeds benefiting Ann Arbor Animal Hospital’s Fixed Income Family Fund (veterinary care for existing Animal Hospital patients in need) and The National K-9 Working Dog, Inc.
If you can’t make it to the event, or would like to make a monetary donation we have included a simple way to donate using the button below:
About the Charities:
The Ann Arbor Animal Hospital Fixed Income Family Fund
The Ann Arbor Animal Hospital has a fund that helps to meet the needs of critically ill or injured animals whose human companions are experiencing a temporary financial crisis and are unable to meet those needs.
At the present time we are accepting donations to the fund. Our hope is that as the fund continues to grow we will be able to meet the needs of all the deserving animals who so desperately need our help. Until that point in time, it will be used only for true emergency cases.
If you would like more information about the fund or if you would like to make a contribution please speak with one of our staff members. For more information on the fund and fund criteria, see the Fixed Income Family Fund page on our website.
The National K-9 Working Dog, Inc.
The National K-9 Working Dog Inc. (NK9WD) is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization established to raise funds, conduct awareness programs, and make distributions related to the identification and support of working dogs, both active and retired, that protect and serve the public every day.
The NK9WD will create a national database registry for all working dogs (Police, Search & Rescue, and Service) so these dogs can be identified and given the critical equipment needed to protect their lives and well-being while doing their jobs serving and protecting the public.
K-9’s that have been hurt or retired for medical or age related reasons could be helped with vet services, medicine and food. Provisions of food and vet services for any working service dog whose owner cannot afford to take care of them will be funded with corporate and public donations.
NK9WD is currently working to enact legislation to establish the Police K-9 Bill of Rights.