DEARBORN, MI – The Dearborn Animal Shelter cares for nearly 2,500 homeless animals that pass through its doors each year. Some of those animals have extreme injuries or special needs that call for extraordinary measures to spare their lives and give them a second chance. The Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter’s Hope’s Heroes program is a fund dedicated for animals that require that level of care. On July 21st, they will get some extra help, courtesy of Councilman Robert Abraham and his family.
The Abrahams are hosting a fundraiser evening in memory of their beloved Labrador Retriever, Dublin, who was tragically killed in a house fire that ravaged their home in 2009. Abraham, his wife Mary Ann, daughter Mary Kate, and sons Brandon and Jared were not home at the time of the fire but felt the tremendous loss of their family pet. To help find a way to honor Dublin, the Abrahams chose to support the Dearborn Animal Shelter with proceeds benefiting the special Hope’s Heroes fund.
“You can always replace your house and your possessions, but you can’t replace a pet who has been a member of the family,” said Abraham. “This seemed like a fitting way for our family to honor him and help the Dearborn Animal Shelter, which benefits so many in our community.”
The public is invited to attend the open house which will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the family’s home located at 510 Crescent Drive in Dearborn. Dinner and refreshments will be served along with live entertainment.
“In the past six months, we have cared for more than the average number of animals coming through our doors with special needs,” says Elaine Greene, Executive Director, Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter. “These included a kitten and a young dog that both needed amputations, animals that were given a second chance at life because of the support of donors to our Hope’s Heroes fund”.
Reservations to attend are requested by July 17th via email to [email protected]. Contributions of $50 per person are suggested; with all donations welcome. If unable to attend, donations can also be made online.
The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Phone: (313) 943-2697. Website: www.DearbornAnimals.org. Follow the Shelter on Facebook and Twitter.