Since the grand opening of the Paws for Peace Kennel on December 6, 2012, 19 dogs, six cats and one guinea pig have found refuge with their human families at Harbor House. These four-legged survivors have spent many sunny days in Dawn’s Play Yard at Spencer’s Field, lazy afternoons on the SeaWorld cat porch, and most importantly, precious moments with their owners, giving and receiving the healing love and companionship that makes a tremendously difficult time a little bit easier. The outpouring of support from the community has been incredible!
Donations of pet beds, toys, food, carriers and more have made the kennel a cozy, comfortable place.
“I can’t believe how much my life has changed since I came here,” said a resident recently. “And my dogs are so healthy and happy now.” That resident has now left our shelter
with her dogs to start a new life with a new job and a new home—one with a backyard for her babies, of course. We thank our supporters for all they have done to make this dream a reality.
Our greatest current need is funding for veterinary care including exams, preventative medication (heartworm/flea/tick), wellness care and illness diagnosis and treatment. To contribute to the Pet Assistance Fund, visit www.harborhousefl.com/donate and select Paws Kennel.
We are also pleased to announce the formation of our Paws Advisory Council comprised of industry professionals who will offer their expertise and advise us on best practices to ensure our animals receive the highest quality care possible. Thank you to our council members who have so graciously partnered with us as we work to rescue every member of the family from abuse.
PAWS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Dr. John Turgai, DVM – Park Avenue Animal Hospital
Debra Villella – Program Manager, Kennel Operations,
Orange County Animal Services
Erica Daniel – President, Dolly’s Foundation
Phyllis Ayoob – Director, SpayNSave
Karina Pastrana – Owner, Happy Paws Pet Resort
Marcia Sundberg and Melissa Gosik – Owners,
Pookie’s Pet Nutrition
Sherri Cappabianca and Toby Gass – Owners,
Rocky’s Retreat Canine Health & Fitness Center