In June, Lizzy’s Fund marked its 10th anniversary of service to homeless senior canines, and ever since founders of the special fund have been looking back at a successful decade of fulfilling the needs of senior dogs in the community.
During these first 10 years, Lizzy’s legacy has been able to provide care to senior dogs (aged 7 and older) in shelters and rescues in order to get the help that they need to become healthy and whole; and therefore able to find forever homes.
The organization’s name honors a spunky little Chihuahua who lived a rich 16-1/2 years, explained founder Bernie Slupik. Lizzy’s health was in jeopardy at age 9, but her family refused to give up on her. Rather than euthanizing her, they sought alternative medical care, which gave her an additional 7-1/2 wonderful years. After her passing, Lizzy’s family initiated the charity to help other senior dogs.
Even though the dogs may come to Lizzy’s Fund from the direst or saddest of circumstances, Lizzy’s memory lives on through the lives of more than 400 senior dogs during the last decade. Her legacy has not only graced the dogs she’s helped rescue, but it’s enriched the lives of the kind people who open their hearts and homes to adopt these worthy seniors, too.
“As we celebrate Lizzy, that lively, loveable little Chihuahua, we are grateful to all who have contributed to Lizzy’s Fund for 10 years,” added Slupik.
For more information, visit www.lizzysfund.org.