friends at Harbor Rescue asked us to thank all of you who came to the event
last weekend to raise funds for Valé, a special dog with extra needs. In
addition, they wanted us to thank those who made donations via PayPal on their
Facebook page since these contributions were anonymous.
hosted 63 dogs and their people for portraits. These folks, along with numerous
others who could not attend the event, graciously donated $2500. A generous
benefactor matched those funds for a grand total of $5000 raised. This money was
sufficient to cover Valé’s vet bills and provide her with a boot for the foot
that lost toes.
is a beautiful young Lab mix that was brought to the attention of Harbor
Rescue in 2017 when she had been hit by a car and needed help. More
recently, she was placed in the back of a pickup tethered by a long leash, she
jumped or fell out of the truck, and was dragged over five miles on pavement. At
that point she was surrendered to Harbor Rescue and has undergone four
surgeries to save her legs and feet.
were pleased to share with you that Valé has a new forever home. She even attended
this event with her new adopted brother, Gravy. You can see photos of them and
some other delightful participants at Merrill Photography’s Facebook page or go
to https://marcymerrill.smugmug.com/Harbor-Rescues-Val%C3%A9-Fundraiser/. We
are so grateful to Marcy Merrill for offering her significant talent to this
we at Westport Winery thank you all so much for your participation and support.
Harbor Rescue, which an all volunteer organization, has an interesting motto
that rings true for us: “Saving people, one dog at a time.” Be sure to check
out their Facebook page if you ever lose or find a dog. It has become the best
local resource for reconnecting dogs with their families. It’s also a great
place to find your own forever friend.