Here at the BISSELL Pet Foundation, we are very thankful for the support we receive from donors near and far. There are many worthy causes to assist across the country, but we couldn’t lend a hand without the help of individuals who share our love of animals and want to make a difference for homeless pets. Recently, the special efforts of local supporters has helped us continue to advance our mission.
Gezon Motors, a local auto dealership celebrating 100 years of business in West Michigan, supported the BISSELL Pet Foundation by donating a portion of their sales during the month of August. In conjunction with this promotion, they hosted the Dog Days of Summer, a community event with all proceeds supporting the Foundation’s work.
On a picture-perfect August day, the staff at Gezon Motors welcomed 117 dogs and their owners to enjoy agility demonstrations, bobbing for doggie treats and a loudest bark contest for the four-legged attendees. Even German car maker, Volkswagen, in addition to many other local businesses, supplied raffle prizes and gift items that the four-legged and two-legged guests could enjoy. Team Gezon is a pack of pet lovers like us, and we were thrilled to join them for this fun-filled event to raise funds for animals in need.
We are also excited to receive support from another local community member who aims to raise awareness and funds for homeless pets in celebration of completing his 10th IRONMAN race. Jim Barron , a local doctor and fellow pet lover was moved by the mission of the BISSELL Pet Foundation and chose to support our good work. On November 18th, Jim will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles, all in honor of homeless pets. Donations are still being accepted for his campaign. Anyone interested in helping Jim’s fundraising efforts can give at www.bissellpetfoundation.org/give and enter IRONMAN in the “make your gift in honor of field.” Best of Luck, Jim!
We aim to help even more pets in the months to come but can’t do it without the support from individuals like Jim Barron and the members of Team Gezon who share our passion for pets. If you also believe that innocent animals deserve a second chance and want to help provide hope to the lost, abandoned, neglected and abused pets of our country, please consider a donation to our Foundation or to your local shelters and rescues. If you cannot give financially, please consider volunteering your time at a shelter near you. Finally, if you cannot volunteer, please spread the word about our mission to help reduce the number of homeless pets. Together, we can create positive outcomes for shelter animals.
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WOOD TV: eightWest Segment – Dog Days of Summer
GEZON MOTORS: Dog Days of Summer
PHOTOS: Dog Days of Summer Album