Hundreds of Beagle homeowners, their canines and pals gathered at Hinkley Park in Park Ridge, Ill., on May 16 to rejoice the seventh annual Beaglefest, hosted by the nonprofit rescue group BREW Midwest.
This occasion is the group’s primary fundraiser of the 12 months, serving to increase cash wanted to supply very important companies for homeless Beagles throughout the Midwest. BREW Midwest works to rescue and re-home homeless, deserted and abused Beagles.
This 12 months’s occasion generated $12,000 in donations to make use of for all veterinary prices, stated spokeswoman Beckie Tomala. This contains proceeds from ticket and meals gross sales, raffles and contests.
The cash goes to cowl the value of caring for the Beagles in foster care who’re awaiting adoption, she stated. Such companies embody spay or neuter surgical procedure, microchipping, pet food and extra veterinary care as wanted.
Overall, the occasion supplied the greater than 750 attendees an opportunity for the total household to run and play with the hounds, whereas contributing to the group’s efforts to avoid wasting extra of these canines, organizers stated.
Without this annual fundraiser, the group wouldn’t be capable to rescue as many Beagles from high-kill shelters, stated Toscha Clausen, co-director of BREW Midwest, including, “nor would we be able to provide costly medical procedures that are above and beyond basic veterinary care.”