SEATTLE, Wash.—Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital continues its legacy of community involvement and giving this time benefitting the Seattle Animal Shelter and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
In June, veterinarians, their staff, and their dogs teamed up to complete the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 12th Annual Furry 5K. Their participation raised more than $500 for the “Help the Animal’s Fund”.
In August, they were back at it sponsoring a Doggie Wash. Donations went to purchasing Josh & Friends I'll be O.K. books for kids facing surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Developed by a veterinarian, Josh and Friends is a well established program that provides an easy to read children’s book and plush Josh toy to children facing surgery for the first time. See: www.joshandfriends.com.
“It is one of our core business values to give back to the people and organizations we serve,” said Dr. Robin Riedinger. “Giving is not an obligation but a privilege as well as the right thing to do.”
All year, the practice has a donation bin set up for the Seattle Humane Society’s, Barrel Buddy Program, which provides services to keep people and pets together in King County. Low-income senior citizens and people suffering with AIDS can receive pet food, supplies, grooming, and veterinary care.
Annually in December, Hawthorne Hills hosts a Giving Tree in their lobby for the Seattle Animal Shelter. Donations including pet food, toys, towels, beds, treats, leashes and other items are welcome.
If you would like to learn more about upcoming opportunities to contribute, please view their Facebook page for updates or visit them in person at 4020 N.E. 55th Street, Seattle, WA. 98105 (across from the Metropolitan Market).