"Love Dogs" Charm to Benefit the Pet Therapy Endowment
If you have ever wondered about the power of pet therapy dogs to provide comfort and reassurance to our community members in times of need, look no further. One just has to see the look of relief in a cancer patient’s eyes as they receive a welcoming lick on the cheek, or witness the joy and companionship these dogs bring to the lives of those with special needs.
Every year, approximately 70 Coulee Region Humane Society (CRHS) volunteer pet therapy teams log countless hours reaching more than 50,000 people in the Coulee Region, giving of themselves and their dogs without hesitation. The teams brighten faces by providing breaks from stressful treatments or provide a safe environment for children to increase their reading skills; they visit schools, nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities; they spend time with college students during study breaks, and attend community events like Special Day for Special People, Relay for Life, Steppin’ Out in Pink, Thanksgiving Day Dinner, and Buddy Walk.
In order to ensure pet therapy teams can continue to make a difference in people’s lives, CRHS is building an endowment for this program.
Kim Pretasky, owner of Touch of Class in La Crosse, was impressed by the wide reaching impact of the teams’ efforts, and found herself wanting to help with the CRHS endowment efforts. She developed an exclusive charm series, designed by Elizabeth Buck of Reve Jewelry, especially for dog lovers, and the proceeds will benefit the CRHS pet therapy endowment. A new design will appear every year for five years.
The “Love Dogs” charm below, the fourth in the series, was recently released and is available exclusively at Touch of Class. The charm is available in gold, gold and silver, or silver and may even be personalized for an additional fee. Four to six weeks should be allowed for delivery. To learn more about the charm or to order:
*Visit Touch of Class, located at 312 Main Street in La Crosse, WI
*Visit the Touch of Class website at www.touchofclasslacrosse.com (a direct link to the charms is provided below)
*Call Touch of Class at 608-784-2640 or toll free at 1-877-784-2630
Above: The fifth charm in a series of five (released in 2013).
The direct link to the “Love Dogs” charm is Love Dogs Charms
To learn more about the pet therapy endowment, contact Elizabeth Meil at 608-781-4014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.