Sunday, September 23rd Dogs of every size, shape and breed packed up their owners and put on their best collars to walk for cancer. Some walk in memory of a beloved friend lost to cancer while others walk in celebration of survival. From teacup to ginormous, elderly to newborn, sleek to fluffy, well-behaved to the “something-to-be-desired”. Everyone was there!
The event was hosted by Petsafe Village and all proceeds go to Morris Animal Foundation. For those of you who aren’t familiar with MAF; the organization was founded in 1948 by Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr.
Dr. Morris believed in a foundation set aside purely for animal health and welfare. He was also one of the first to use diet to control disease. He and his wife made special pet food themselves in his kitchen until they could no longer keep up with demand. He partnered with a company called Hill’s packing which later became Hill’s Science Diet. Royalties from the new business were used to fund animal nutrition studies. Today, MAF has funded over 2,000 animal health studies!
Our own Lap of Love booth was one of many! There were animal-related businesses of all kinds, shelters, rescues, animal hospitals, agility groups, and even the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine was represented!
The LOL booth was a popular spot, under a shady tree and next to a huge bowl of water. Pups stopped by for a drink and a treat while their owners grabbed LOL flyers, candy and enjoyed a little chit-chat.
Our goal for the event was $70,000. We had reached 51% of that goal prior to the event ($35,450). Final numbers are pending.
Jennifer Cook, DVM DABVP
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
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Dr. Cook services the Greater Knoxville Area, including Farragut, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Luttrell, Maryville, Sevierville, and Dandridge.