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Medical office fundraiser helps local Humane Society

Pulaski County Humane Society will have a little more money for its Senior Animal Rescue program thanks to the staff and patients at Pulaski Internal Medicine.
The medical office started a fundraiser for the Humane Society just after Thanksgiving. “Many of our patients are owners of rescued animals and all our patients love animals, so in the spirit of giving during the Christmas season, we started a fundraiser for the local Humane Society,” said Nurse Red Lee.
The Senior Animal Rescue program places adult-aged animals with rescue groups until they can be found permanent homes. Keely Johnson, director of the local Humane Society, said the cost to send just one adult animal to rescue for adoption is in the area of $400 to $500.
The donation from Dr. Paul D’Amico’s staff and patients was $500.
Office staff presented the check to Johnson Tuesday afternoon. As part of the presentation, staff members brought their pets to the office for a photograph with Johnson.
Dr. D’Amico and his wife Debbie brought their cat, Abu, and dog, Itchie. Abu was born in one of their neighbors’ attics and was rescued from the neighbor’s roof by the D’Amicos.
Itchie was found in the swamps of North Carolina with a bullet in her shoulder. A soldier rescued her, but when he went overseas Itchie was placed with several other people before ending up with the D’Amicos when his owner died.
Brandee Bryant brought in her six-month-old Chihuahua. An anonymous donor gave cookie to Bryant. However, she said she believes the donor was a man who accidentally hit her last dog with his vehicle.
Lee brought her poodles, Nickie and Scarlett. The poodles, who often travel with Lee in a stroller, are well known in this area. For the past eight years they have been part of a Pet Therapy program, visiting nursing home patients in the New River Valley and Roanoke areas.
The office staff encourage the public to support the local Humane Society, noting that funds can be deposited into yellow dog banks found at various stores and offices around town, including Pulaski Internal Medicine.

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Medical office fundraiser helps local Humane Society

Pulaski County Humane Society will have a little more money for its Senior Animal Rescue program thanks to the staff and patients at Pulaski Internal Medicine.
The medical office started a fundraiser for the Humane Society just after Thanksgiving. “Many of our patients are owners of rescued animals and all our patients love animals, so in the spirit of giving during the Christmas season, we started a fundraiser for the local Humane Society,” said Nurse Red Lee.
The Senior Animal Rescue program places adult-aged animals with rescue groups until they can be found permanent homes. Keely Johnson, director of the local Humane Society, said the cost to send just one adult animal to rescue for adoption is in the area of $400 to $500.
The donation from Dr. Paul D’Amico’s staff and patients was $500.
Office staff presented the check to Johnson Tuesday afternoon. As part of the presentation, staff members brought their pets to the office for a photograph with Johnson.
Dr. D’Amico and his wife Debbie brought their cat, Abu, and dog, Itchie. Abu was born in one of their neighbors’ attics and was rescued from the neighbor’s roof by the D’Amicos.
Itchie was found in the swamps of North Carolina with a bullet in her shoulder. A soldier rescued her, but when he went overseas Itchie was placed with several other people before ending up with the D’Amicos when his owner died.
Brandee Bryant brought in her six-month-old Chihuahua. An anonymous donor gave cookie to Bryant. However, she said she believes the donor was a man who accidentally hit her last dog with his vehicle.
Lee brought her poodles, Nickie and Scarlett. The poodles, who often travel with Lee in a stroller, are well known in this area. For the past eight years they have been part of a Pet Therapy program, visiting nursing home patients in the New River Valley and Roanoke areas.
The office staff encourage the public to support the local Humane Society, noting that funds can be deposited into yellow dog banks found at various stores and offices around town, including Pulaski Internal Medicine.

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