Posted on 09 September 2010.
Chabot staff members, Nanette Aldana and Karen Silva, will be holding a series of fundraisers to benefit the Hayward Animal Shelter beginning September 10, 2010. They will be working with the shelter in hopes of raising awareness of the many animals at the shelter who need loving homes as well as information about their low-cost spay and neuter programs along with education for pet owners and other helpful information about pets.
According to Tiana Scott, Sr. Animal Care Attendant at the Hayward Animal Shelter, donations go into a “donation account” and the money is then used for medical needs of the animals, for instance if a dog has a broken leg or needs surgery, or a cat needs a spay service. Testing
on animals, like Parvo for dogs or Feline Leukemia for cats, come out of the fund as well. The shelter also needs money for spay and neuter programs and for a new air conditioning
unit for the shelter.
The first fundraiser will be to raffle off a Mystic Topaz necklace and pierced earrings set valued at $250, which are being donated. The tickets will be $1 each or six for $5 and you can purchase them from Nanette at the switchboard in Building 200. All proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit the Hayward Animal Shelter at 16 Barnes Court in Hayward, located off Jackson Street.
The raffle will run from September 10th through September 23rd, with the drawing held on Friday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m. Winner need not be present to win. Nanette and Karen hope to make the fundraisers a monthly event so watch the Spectator for information on other upcoming chances to help.
The goal is to raise $300 to $500, but if every student and faculty and staff member bought just one $1 ticket, they would meet that goal many times over. So make sure you visit Nanette at the switchboard in Building 200 to buy your ticket and give her a big thank you on behalf of the animals at the shelter!
We will also have a more in-depth story about what the shelter needs and how you can help next week. For pet available at the Hayward Animal Shelter log on to petfinder.com or click here: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=CA678
PET OF THE WEEK
Max is an American Pit Bull Terrier Mix. Male 60 lbs. available at Hayward Animal Shelter on Barnes Ct.
“Our Maxx is still a little puppy at heart despite him being a big boy. He is approximately a year old and he has been a lovable fella the whole time he’s been at the shelter. He’s like an Oreo cookie with his beautiful shiny black and white coat ,his jet black eyes, and his super sweet personality. You just can’t get enough of him.
When you walk into his room, he jumps up for your attention. But don’t let that discourage you because Maxx is just trying to get your attention. Once Maxx is out on a leash he is a much calmer dog. He’s attentive and responsive when you speak to him and he truly enjoys interacting with everyone. Our volunteers take Maxx out regularly and perform some general training while he’s out for his daily strolls. He can sit for you on command.
Maxx loves to roll around and rest his body against yours when you sit on the floor next to him. He still has some loose puppy skin and he loves to give slobbery kisses when you get close. If you’re looking for a super sidekick for weekend adventures or a cuddly buddy to keep you toasty when it gets cold, Maxx is your man.
Maxx has so much potential and that along with his loving temperament, will make him a terrific new family member! With continued positive training we have no doubt that Maxx will shine! He is a large pup and is for an adult only household due to his size and zest for life.”