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“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!
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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.”