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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/19/2017
Alex Emond, Director of Social Media
Hospice Pet Advocates (HPA)
(541) 632-3217
Info@hospicepetadvocates.org

Hospice Pet Advocates Halfway to $3,500 Fundraising Goal
Local charity seeks further donations to help house orphaned animals

Eugene: Local charity Hospice Pet Advocates (HPA) has raised over $1,500 in donations as part of a fundraising campaign aimed at building a new animal shelter. The structure will house pets who have been left ownerless due to medical emergency or death, bringing a much-needed home to pets in need. Construction has already begun, with walls and a roof built and further development to come. The HPA is still seeking tax-deductible donations to fund the final crucial elements of the shelter, including insulation, ventilation, and a kennel. Founders Thea Peck and Ruth Helle hope that the campaign will help orphaned pets find a soft place to land while the HPA works to find them stable and supportive new homes. Any donations raised past the $3,500 goal will be allocated to buying food and supplies, expanding the shelter, and creating a veterinary fund. Supporters can donate to the GoFundMe campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/ayqd6-help-us-build-an-animal-shelter or visit www.hospicepetadvocates.org to find more ways to get involved.

About Hospice Pet Advocates (HPA) Hospice Pet Advocates seeks to educate pet owners and the wider community about pre-planning for pets in case of emergency, as well as train hospice caregivers to identify pets at risk and help their owners before a problem arises. HPA also provides limited emergency services on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about donating, volunteering or to request services, visit www.hospicepetadvocates.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/23/2017
Thea Peck, President
Hospice Pet Advocates (HPA)
(541) 632-3217
Info@hospicepetadvocates.org

Hospice Pet Advocates Seeks to End Unintentional Pet Abandonment & Neglect
New local charity launches to assist terminally ill pet owners

Eugene: Local hospice workers have announced the launch of Hospice Pet Advocates (HPA), a community-based 501(c) 3 charity whose goal is to end the growing problem of unintentional pet abandonment due to a medical emergency or death. The Humane Society of America estimates that more than 500,000 pets nationwide are neglected or abandoned annually this way, an issue that hospice employees are sadly all-too-familiar with. The HPA began when founders Ruth Helle, a medical social worker, and Thea Peck, a hospice RN, were asked to take custody of a young dog facing abandonment due to a patient’s death. Operating with little more than a leash, an empty shed and lots of good intentions - the HPA was born. After this rescue, requests began coming in from other hospice affiliates seeking to help patients in similar circumstances. As the depth and breadth of the problem became apparent, Ruth and Thea teamed up with other concerned animal lovers to form the charity and develop programs to combat it. Now poised to grow, the HPA has launched a GoFundMe campaign to build a small shelter and raise start up costs. Supporters can learn more about it at https://www.gofundme.com/ayqd6-help-us-build-an-animal-shelter.

About Hospice Pet Advocates (HPA) Hospice Pet Advocates seeks to educate pet owners and the wider community about pre-planning for pets in case of emergency, as well as train hospice caregivers to identify pets at risk and help their owners before a problem arises. HPA also provides limited emergency services on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about donating, volunteering or to request services, visit www.hospicepetadvocates.org