We had a great time participating in the Pikes Peak Humane Society’s 2015 Pawtoberfest! The event was held on September 19, at Bear Creek Park in Colorado Springs, CO. The Humane Society reported that they had more than 600 runners participate in their fun run and more than 1,200 people attend the festival afterward. The employees who worked in the Dublin Animal Hospital booth had a great time meeting all the new dogs and their human parents. Even the Dublin Mascot, Sheamus the Dog, came out to enjoy the festivities!

Our booth raised $269.62 for Dublin’s “Helping Hands” Rescue Fund. We sold donated items, like pet odor eliminating candles, microwave bowl cozies, and doggy bandanas. Thanks to the creativity of our staff, we also made an animal-themed Plinko Board, which visitors played for a $1 donation. Each player won a prize, which included tennis balls, dog poop bag dispensers, water bottles, leashes, and dog food samples.

The money raised will help pay for the medical care of homeless animals that were brought into the clinic, or pets who were relinquished to the hospital because of their medical needs.

Animals like Cutie the rabbit, who was found after being hit by a car. She was nearly completely paralyzed, and received life-saving treatment from our doctors. It was also later found that she had 6 Cuterebra larvae (also known as a Bot Fly) under her skin, which had to be surgically removed. Cutie is now living happily with a foster family who are planning on adopting her. She is enjoying living inside, and gets to spend time with her foster families other rabbit.

Or animals like Jesse the English Setter, who needed hip surgery at just 7 months old. His condition was so bad that he could barely walk. Jesse was surrendered by his owners, who could not afford the procedure, and within 2 weeks Jesse had gone through the $2,000 procedure.  He is now a wonderful addition to Dr. Imrie’s family, and Jesse is getting the chance to be a puppy. He now loves to go on long runs, and wrestle with his doggy sister.