Community Service

Raise the Woof

'Raise the Woof' 2021 event poster

As part of our longstanding relationship with Misty Eyes Animal Center, a local non-profit animal rescue organization, Brownsburg Animal Clinic is co-sponsoring a table at the annual “Raise the Woof” fund-raising event.

Running of the Bulldogs 5K

Running of the Bulldogs 5K sponsorship

The clinic was a community sponsor for the inaugural Running of the Bulldogs 5K, a community event to raise money for the Brownsburg High School Band Guard and Orchestra. In addition to the sponsorship, Drs. Brady and Homm ran in the April 13, 2019, race to benefit local students.

Indianapolis Vision Walk

Indianapolis Vision Walk earring display
We displayed handmade earrings for sale in our lobby to support the Morgan’s Visionaries team for the Indianapolis Vision Walk.

For several years now, Brownsburg Animal Clinic has teamed up with Morgan Estes, a middle schooler who has had a visual impairment since birth—Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative retinal disease that causes blindness.

Every year the Foundation Fighting Blindness conducts a Vision Walk to raise money to combat this disease, and we support Morgan and her team—Morgan’s Visionaries—in their efforts to contribute to the cause.

In 2019, we displayed handmade earrings, crafted by Morgan’s grandmother, for sale in our lobby. All proceeds from the sale of these earrings went directly to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. By offering our clients the opportunity to buy these earrings, we wanted to help fund valuable research that could lead to a cure!

Misty Eyes Animal Center

Since its founding in 2011, Brownsburg Animal Clinic has supported Misty Eyes Animal Center, a no-kill shelter in Hendricks County, by offering discounted services and co-sponsoring fund-raising events. The non-profit organization was founded to rescue, rehabilitate and place animals that might otherwise be euthanized.

We deeply appreciate the role Misty Eyes plays in fostering animal welfare in our community. Their mission is “to end the needless euthanasia of domesticated pets in Hendricks County,” and they work toward that goal using a multi-faceted approach that involves collaboration with local organizations, teaching responsible pet ownership and the benefits of spaying or neutering pets, and placing homeless pets in qualified foster and adoptive homes.

Pup Putt Sponsorship

Dr. Timea Brady with Reagan Elementary students
Dr. Timea Brady with the Reagan Elementary students who designed the miniature golf course hole sponsored by the clinic at the 2010 Pup Putt event.

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.

Service Dog Sponsorship

Laney, the Reagan Elementary School service dog
Brownsburg Animal Clinic is co-sponsoring Laney, a service dog being trained by students at Reagan Elementary School.

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.