Benefit supports hospice canine care
The Apollo Grill hosted a celebrity bartender event Feb. 23 hoping to raise funding to assist the fledgling non-profit dog hospice Powell House cover the veterinary, grooming and food costs associated with providing hospice care for senior dogs that have been abandoned, relinquished or discarded. Founder
Lucy Lennon said nearly $2,500 has been raised as a result of the event and that veterinary bills and grooming costs associated with matted hair, fleas and skin and yeast infections are the major costs, with many animals medically needy from the start. She said that about 25 dogs have passed through Powell House doors to date with some being placed in foster homes, others being adopted, and some being returned to their owners.
Sadly, Lennon said that some have had to be euthanized because of their advanced age and medical issues.
“They just need a loving home for the time they have left,” Lennon said. Powell
House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides long term care and hospice rescue for senior dogs. Anyone wishing to support the organization’s efforts can visit Powell House on Facebook or GoFundMe.com.