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My Furry Valentine: An LAA fundraiser

My Furry Valentine: An LAA fundraiser

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Have your pet’s portrait taken in time for Valentine’s Day and help raise money for Lincoln Animal Ambassadors by taking part in LAA's first fundraiser of 2021.

On Sunday, Jan. 24 from 1-5 p.m., Cherished Images will be at Paws 4 Fun, Lincoln’s indoor dog park on 222 N. 44th St. Professional photographer Beverly Jimenez has a special talent for taking photos of pets, and she will lend that talent as part of this fundraiser for Lincoln Animal Ambassadors.

Bring your well-behaved and vaccinated (rabies, bordetella and distemper) dog, cat, ferret, fish, guinea pig, hamster, hedgehog, mouse, rat or reptile on a leash or in a crate or bowl. Props will be provided. Masks and social distancing will be required. No appointment is necessary. 

Cherished Images will donate a minimum of $5 per pet to support LAA’s income-based spay/neuter and pet food bank programs. The cost of purchasing photos is listed on LAA's website at www.lincolnanimalambassadors.org.

Patrons will also have the opportunity to purchase a chance to win a Valentine raffle basket for their pet. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5.

LAA was unable to hold fundraising events in 2020 due to the pandemic and continues to struggle to keep up with demand. At the same time, LAA saw a dramatic increase in the number of pet owners reaching out for help as the pandemic hit the community’s economy. Over the past year, LAA distributed over 500,000 pounds of dry food to low-income families with pets, in addition to canned food and cat litter. You can support LAA by attending this fundraiser, providing a direct monetary donation, or donating to its pet food bank. Donations can be sent to LAA, P.O. Box 67072, Lincoln, NE 68506.

LAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, funded entirely by donations and fundraisers, and is completely dependent on volunteers. It addresses the root causes of animal homelessness in Lancaster County by helping pets and their people through an income-based low cost spay/neuter program and an income-based pet food bank.

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