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We Give Thanks For Support at the Luncheon and Throughout the Years

We Give Thanks For Support at the Luncheon and Throughout the Years

At this time of year for giving thanks and gifts, we are so deeply grateful to all of you who attend the November 7 Dog Day Luncheon fundraiser and of course everyone who has donated and supported us throughout the years. Without your gifts and donations, we could not continue saving the lives of abandoned and homeless dogs.

PRC President Christine Madruga and Board Member Christy Majors

PRC President Christine Madruga and Board Member Christy Majors

PRC President Christine Madruga introduces Mistress of Ceremonies Patti Gribow

PRC President Christine Madruga introduces Mistress of Ceremonies Patti Gribow

215 guests attended the November 7th Luncheon fundraiser

215 guests attended the November 7th Luncheon fundraiser

Actress and Animal Welfare Advocate Cindy Williams

Actress and Animal Welfare Advocate Cindy Williams

The Luncheon was such great fun and it was especially heartwarming to get together with so many of our dog-loving, generous donors.

Most of our donations come through fundraisers such as the recent luncheon held at the Mountain View Country Club. Thanks to the 215 guests who attended the luncheon and fashion show, we raised $30,683.67.

The event honored our long-time donor, Surphue Conte, and our great supporter and life-long animal welfare advocate actress Cindy Williams.

Cindy Williams also donated copies of her new book “Shirley I Jest” to raise funds for the center.

A variety of unique and valuable silent auction items helped to raise funds too. A big Thank You to everyone who donated auction items and to those of you who purchased them!

If you were not able to attend and want to help us continue saving pets’ lives, please donate. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, your donations are tax deductible.

The funds we raised at the luncheon covers nearly a third of the operational costs for the center. Liability insurance and vet bills continue to increase so we are always in need of funds to cover costs throughout the year.

Actress Cindy Williams donated copies of her book "Shirley I Jest". Kelli Jo and Rob Cochran help out with donations for Cindy's book.

Actress Cindy Williams donated copies of her book “Shirley I Jest”. Kelli Jo and Rob Cochran help out with donations for Cindy’s book.

Kathryn Golden-Williams (left) holds little Karina and Mary Fran Dion walks Lula. All models look so lovely!

Kathryn Golden-Williams (left) holds little Karina and Mary Fran Dion walks Lula. All models look so lovely!

Numerous silent auction items helped raise funds at the luncheon.

Numerous silent auction items helped raise funds at the luncheon.

Heidi Ames, Roberta Downey, and Lisa Blodgett were among the 215 guests who attended the luncheon.

Heidi Ames, Roberta Downey, and Lisa Blodgett were among the 215 guests who attended the luncheon.

Thank You for Your Continued Support

Thank You for Your Continued Support
PRC President Christine Madruga

PRC President Christine Madruga

I can’t possibly express the magnitude of my appreciation for your years of love and support. Since we began in 1998, PRC has saved the lives of over 10,200 dogs. It has only been possible because of our loving volunteers and generous donors.

Everyone who helps us can be assured their donations go directly to caring for the dogs and running the Center.

The work here does not become easier or less costly. There are more strays requiring more than routine vaccines, spay and neuters. Our vet costs alone average $3k a month. Liability insurance increases each year.

Your continued support enables us to continue finding the best homes possible for these once unwanted pets.

You can mail your tax-deductible donation to our P.O. Box 6570 in La Quinta, Ca 92088. Better yet, stop by and meet our dogs currently available for adoption and drop off your donation in person during adoption hours at 83-496 Avenue 51 in Coachella.

The PayPal link on this website is also an easy and fast way to get your donation to us.







Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help, love and continued support.

“Dog Bank” Benefits from Golfers and Supporters at Indian Springs Golf Club

“Dog Bank” Benefits from Golfers and Supporters at Indian Springs Golf Club

Twenty one teams of golfers came out to play at Indian Springs Golf Club in Indio at this year’s “Playing Fore the Pets” tournament. GolfTourney1

Thanks to their support and that of Joe Simonds and his staff at the club as well as the businesses and individuals who donated silent auction and raffle items sold at the event, PRC netted $13,865.

Auction items donated by businesses and individuals helped raise funds for PRC

Auction items donated by businesses and individuals helped raise funds for PRC

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Everyone enjoyed the delicious Mexican Buffet from Mitch of Mitch’s of El Paseo! It was a beautiful, fun day of golf and camaraderie.

Of course golf is competitive too. This year’s winning team pictured below: Bud Leedom, David Barnard, Liz Owens and Steve Owens. We look forward to seeing you and your golfing buddies at next year’s Playing Fore the Pets event!
Tourney Winners

From Dumpster to Service Dog

From Dumpster to Service Dog

Sesame Street’s Oscar, the Muppet who lives in a trash can, is called Oscar the “grouch”. After all, wouldn’t living in a trash can give you a nasty disposition?  Well, not our Oscar – named for where he was found.  Yep, this sweet little guy pictured cleaning the face of his newly adoptive ‘mom’ was found in a dumpster.  Someone had dumped him in a trash bin in Indian Wells.
 

After being brought to Pet Rescue Center and feeling the love and compassion of our volunteers and trainers, our Oscar trusts humans again.  That’s one of the special differences between dogs and humans (well Muppets too apparently).  Dogs forgive quickly and love unconditionally.
 

When soon-to-be-retired Marine Kelli Sloan came to the Pet Rescue Center looking for a companion service dog to help her readjust to civilian life, Oscar was the ideal fit.  Kelli has significant hearing loss as a result of her ten years in the service.  She instantly fell in love with Oscar and as the picture clearly shows, the feeling was mutual.
 

Kelli has given Oscar a more continental name.  Now he answers to  Henry – pronounced as the French do, “Onre.”