“Santa Paws” proceeds benefit worthy cause!
When it comes to tackling the most urgent and challenging animal crisis situations in the Carolinas, the capable staff at Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief (VARR) now have even more resources at their disposal. The proceeds from a festive, holiday-themed “Santa Paws” pet photo session event last December were recently presented to VARR’s Executive Director Michelle Reid. Sponsors of the benefit event were the Exchange Club of Daniel Island, Lynn Cobb Photography, Lucia’s Premium Pets, Mudd Pie Girl Bakery, Publix, and Greystar Daniel Island Village. According to Reid, the $1000 received by the organization will be used to help cover medical costs associated with animal cruelty cases. She said VARR has also been assisting a number of animals who have been impacted in recent weeks by weather changes, such as colder temperatures. Pictured at the check presentation on January 29 are (from left to right): Marie Glovan of the Exchange Club of Daniel Island; Kay Layne of the Exchange Club of Daniel Island; Colleen Hoover of Greystar Daniel Island Village; Clyde Rush, President of the Exchange Club of Daniel Island; VARR Executive Director Michelle Reid; Lynn Cobb of Lynn Cobb Photography; and Bill Coash of Mudd Pie Girl Bakery. Also pictured, in the arms of Reid and in a separate individual photo, is “Bucky,” a Pomeranian who was recently rescued by the organization after being thrown against a wall by his previous owners. To make a donation to VARR, visit the organization’s website at www.valiantanimalrescue.org. Donations to VARR can also be accepted at Lucia’s Premium Pets on Daniel Island.