Friday, September 17, 2010

Iron Hill goes to the dogs, arf-ARF

This seems to be the month for beer events for animal organizations. After Tröegs' involvement in a couple of promotions for local SPCAs at the beginning of the month, an upcoming one at Sly Fox, and now Iron Hill is up to their own good next week with ARF SEPA. That's the Animal Resource Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania, for those of you acronym-haters out there. Convenient for many of you, Iron Hill of both Media and Phoenixville will donate 20% of your food bill to ARF SEPA and the great work that they do. Have dinner anytime between 5pm-10pm on Wednesday, September 22, present the coupon that you can print from ARF SEPA's website, and everyone will win. Here's a direct link to the Media Coupon and one to the Phoenixville Coupon. From its website: ARF SEPA is based out of Media and is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the welfare of orphaned and at-risk companion pets. Volunteers rescue orphaned pets from public shelters that must euthanize to create space. All rescued pets receive complete veterinary care, including an examination, vaccinations and testing, medications and spay/neuter prior to adoption. Pets reside in a foster home until adopted, as long as that takes. ARF SEPA does not euthanize animals to create space for new ones. Having a foxhound at home with us, I found the story that I've pasted below to resonate just a little bit more than usual. Henry, a foxhound, tested positive again for heartworm so he'll need to undergo his 3rd $850 heartworm treatment to eradicate the worms (heartworms are fatal if left untreated). We treated him while he was in foster care and that usually does the trick but this poor guy was so infected that it's taken multiple treatments to get rid of his heartworms. This time should do it. That's where all the funds that we raise go, to help dogs like Henry!"

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