Meet some Starfish 'Alumni Pups' at May 22 benefit

  • Dozens of Starfish volunteers work behind the scenes each year to save hundred of animals.

    Dozens of Starfish volunteers work behind the scenes each year to save hundred of animals. Courtesy of Starfish

  • Meet Tuck, an "Alumni Pup," at the Starfish event on Saturday, May 22.

    Meet Tuck, an "Alumni Pup," at the Starfish event on Saturday, May 22. Courtesy of Starfish

  • Harry is one of the "Alumni Pup" who got medical care, love and attention from the Starfish Animal Rescue.

    Harry is one of the "Alumni Pup" who got medical care, love and attention from the Starfish Animal Rescue. Courtesy of Starfish

 
 
Posted5/11/2021 7:47 PM

Soul Sisters Gives of Geneva and Starfish Animal Rescue are teaming up to save the lives of puppies.

Starfish Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that rescues dogs and puppies from kill shelters and heals them through fostering and medical care.

 

Every two weeks, early on a Saturday morning, dozens of frightened animals arrive to waiting volunteers on Bond Street in Batavia.

They are fed, walked, assessed for medical issues, and then released to prescreened foster families. Foster families bathe them, take them for grooming if needed, feed and cuddle them, coax them out into the world, take them to vet appointments for further medical treatment and care. After several weeks of rest and adjusting, the pups are eligible for adoption. Dogs and puppies are placed all over the Chicago area.

All medical expenses and initial supplies are paid for with donations to Starfish Animal Rescue. Starfish has helped these four legged victims through chemical burns, broken bones, Lyme disease, heartworm, abuse and an endless host of issues. Yet in the end, most adoptive families will ask "who saved who?"

Souls Sisters Gives, a group of charity minded women, is hosting several opportunities to support Starfish Animal Rescue this May.

How can you help?

Purchase needed items from the Starfish Rescue wish list and drop off at Pal Joey's Restaurant in Batavia from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, during their Starfish event. While there, meet some Starfish Alumni Pups (including Tuck) foster pups waiting to be adopted, and learn more about Starfish. Enjoy free cotton candy, an entry into a prize raffle and pizza slices for purchase. Bring the kids!

Consider making a bid on the silent auction on Bidding Owl. A "Celebrity Chef" hosted dinner for eight, collectible gaming items, pet portrait, the latest kitchen gadgets and more. Search for the event on www.biddingowl.com/auction.

For questions on Soul Sisters Gives and Starfish Animal Rescue, contact Lori Hansen at soulsistersgive@gmail.com.

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