Pet Sitters Network North Raises over $1,000 to Benefit Community Strays

In celebration of Professional Pet Sitters Week, Pet Sitters Network North (PSNN) hosted a Winter Dog Walk, on Saturday, March 9th, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Sixty-two registrants and over 70 dogs gathered to walk the loop. Donations were being collected to benefit Cherryland Humane Society’s  to assist the dogs currently held at Animal Control. PSNN is thrilled to announce that $1060 in donations was received. PSNN matched the first $200 for a total of $1260 presented to Dr. David Burke, President of the CHS Board of Directors, and Mike Cherry, Executive Director, on Friday, March 15th.

“Cherryland Humane Society greatly appreciates the donation of $1,260.00 and the opportunity to discuss the Animal Control Contract,” notes Dr. Burke. “Plus it was a very well organized and fun event.”

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Not only was the goal to raise funds for a great cause, but PSNN also hoped to raise awareness about the current ongoing discussions between Cherryland Humane Society (CHS) and Animal Control(AC) on an agreement that will allow CHS to house strays picked up by Animal Control. County strays currently are housed at AC and if not picked up by the owner, many face being put down. Transferring them to CHS gives them the opportunity to be adopted. The agreement will also free up resources for the county to  allow them to focus their energies on investigating abuse, neglect, etc. It’s also a win for other area rescues that use their resources to pick up the dogs from AC. PSNN views the pending agreement as a benefit to all … but most especially homeless dogs in our community.

PSNN wishes to thank everyone who came out and joined us for a fun day and helped us to support a great community cause.

Members of Pet Sitters Network North are professional pet care providers, giving pet owners peace of mind by offering personalized pet-care services to meet your pet’s specific needs. Plus, network members are required to be insured, have references, abide by quality standards, and often have special skills, training and expertise. For more information call (231) 922-1760.

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