Fund raiser held to aid four-legged friends

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A total of 83 pets showed up at Orscheln's Farm and Home Wednesday, Dec. 16, in support of a fund raiser with the Saline County Animal League.

Marshall High School Students Wendy Cortes and Clara Rouk organized the event known as pet pictures with Santa, as a part of their DECCA project at school according to Sharon Mills, a volunteer with the Saline County Animal League. The event raised money for medical costs by patrons paying for pictures of their pets with Santa, and at the event were two goats, one rabbit, one guinea pig, three cats and the remaining were dogs.

"Orscheln's was so great to support us with space, staff and treats ...," Mills said in an email. "The money will be used for all vet care for animals at the shelter. This includes spays, neutering, shots, as the city's budget does not provide for these services, it is so appreciated to see the community support this service."

The event collected $1,185 and with the average spay cost at $90, neutering at $70 and shots around $40 the funds will no doubt aid the shelter.

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  • This is an amazing cause and I was happy that Omar and I could be a part of it! :)

    -- Posted by birddog454 on Sat, Dec 26, 2015, at 8:32 PM
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