Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas to the Furrier Among Us!

Merry Christmas to the dogs of Hurricane Sandy!
~~with love, the Mendenhall Flying Lions Club, the Petco of Juneau, and our very own Lion Virginia Ray!

The Petco of Juneau donated a whole bunch of brand new holiday dog toys to the MFLC for the Diabetes Auction in November.  There were so many of them that we decided to put together a few baskets for the auction and then come up with a plan to find a good home for the rest of them.  Our very own Lion Virginia Ray (now living in Washington) just happens to be an avid animal rescue volunteer and said "I'll find a home for them!"  And boy, did she!

The Guardians of Rescue out of Smithtown, NY has been working around the clock to rescue, save and care for hundreds of pets stranded, injured or homeless due to Hurricane Sandy.  We're talking about amazing volunteers doing amazing things...heroic rescue these animals.  They put out a call for pet food, cat litter, dog toys, etc. and the Mendenhall Flying Lions Club answered...just in time for Christmas!  2 giant boxes, full of all things that squeak, made the journey from little 'ol Juneau, Alaska to their New York home.

Find out more about this great group of volunteers:  They also have a Facebook page where you can see daily posts of their activities.  Tissues recommended.

It's a great day to be a Lion!  We serve!
Over 100 new stuffed dog toys filled 2 large boxes!

Lion President Joey mailing very, very large boxes.  The Postmaster noticed that the boxes squeaked when pushed! :)

And here's a wonderful e-mail from a New York resident who heard about our project:

Dear Flying Lions,
I just saw on my Facebook page that Guardians of Rescue posted that you guys sent 2 boxes of toys to us here on Long Island! I am not a member, just a reader and I can’ t  thank you enough for remembering our animals after super Storm sandy!!!! Guardians of Rescue has been amazing to help save and find foster home for so many animals who have been displaced or owners displaced.  I can’t imagine being separated from my babes!  I am humbled by your generosity and from such a distance for a very underserved group. Thank you for remembering our pets!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!
Love and Peace,
Ann Bliss
Yaphank, NY