Misty Eyes Animal Shelter
Dr. Matt Cantrell is volunteering his time and veterinary medical expertise to help Misty Eyes Animal Shelter & Learning Center build a no-kill shelter in Hendricks County. The non-profit organization was founded in 2011 to rescue, rehabilitate and place animals that might otherwise be euthanized.
The clinic provides discounted services to pets awaiting adoption.
Pup Putt Sponsorship
For the second year in a row, Brownsburg Animal Clinic is sponsoring Reagan Elementary School’s “Paws for the Cause” service learning project to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries and fund research to improve treatment.
The clinic is sponsoring a hole in the project’s “Pup Putt” miniature golf course. Students in the 2/3 and 4/5 classes design the course, which occupies the school parking lot for a full week. Players’ fees and donations go to the SCI Hope Foundation.
In its first year, Pup Putt 2010 raised $10,500 for the SCI Hope Foundation.
This year’s Pup Putt course is open for play May 9 through 14. For more information, visit the web site at www.pupputt.org.
See the Fox 59 news story on the 2011 event.
Service Dog Sponsorship
Teacher Chris Chadd’s fourth and fifth graders at Reagan Elementary School have taken on a special project this year, training a golden retriever-poodle mix (a “goldendoodle”) named Laney to be a service dog.
In the process of caring for and training Laney, the innovative school teacher hopes her students will develop responsibility, leadership and heightened awareness of people with special needs and disabilities.
Laney, who lives with Chadd, spends her days in the classroom where students share responsibilities for her care and training. Eventually, she will help in classes throughout the school, working primarily with special-education students who need extra comfort or confidence.
As a certified therapy dog, Laney will also work with veterans a few days each month.
Brownsburg Animal Clinic is sponsoring Laney, along with co-sponsors Specks Pet Supplies and West Chase Golf Course.