OC author and dog lover comes ‘to the rescue’ of the nation’s shelters

ANAHEIM, CA, April 27, 2022 /24-7 PressRelease/ — After witnessing an incident of child abuse of a dog, it didn’t take long for County animal lover Lisa Wiehebrink to Orange, to realize that empathy through the human-animal bond must be acquired early in life. And she let the dogs become the masters.

Wiehebrink created Tails that Teach and drew inspiration from real life examples to write a series of children’s books with titles such as Love Me Gently and Gray Whiskers that aim to teach kindness, compassion and empathy. Educators have welcomed the books into their curriculum and they are now part of many programs that reach children outside of the classroom as well.

In 2018, the best-selling author and lawyer then instituted National Rescue Dog Day on May 20, to help spread her message. And this year, she’s expanded it even further with the “adopting” of a “To the Rescue” campaign to help shelters across the country earn much-needed funds for the ongoing costs of housing, veterinary care, food and maintenance of facilities for comfort and well-being. to be pets waiting for their forever home.

Powered by Petco Love and BOBS from SKECHERS, Wiehebrink received support to offer funds to 10 selected shelters nationwide to submit videos sharing their “greatest need” stories, all of which are now posted on the website www. .nationalrescuedogday.com. Through a public vote, which began April 20 and will run until May 10, winners will be selected, with first place receiving $10,000, second place receiving $5,000 and third place receiving $2,500. All remaining shelters will receive $1,000 each and receive their checks in person on May 20.

They include: Austin Humane Society (Austin, TX), Nebraska Humane Society (Omaha, NE), Paws4ever (Mebane, NC), Roanoke Valley SPCA (Roanoke, VA), Humane Society of Imperial County (El Centro, CA), Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (West Palm Beach, FL), Old Friends Senior Dog Rescue (Mount Juliet, TN), Seattle Humane Society (Seattle, WA), Pickens Humane Society (Liberty, SC) and Muttville (San Francisco, CA)

Wiehebrink said, “Animal shelters are unsung heroes, and they provide services with a compassionate heart and one goal in mind: to find homes for countless animals who deserve a second chance. We hope this will create awareness on a wider level so people will consider supporting their local shelters even if they are unable to rescue or adopt a pet they can help save the organizations”

She is also helping to create local awareness with a connection to National Rescue Dog Day with a special event on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Brewheim Anaheim located at 1931 E. Wright Circle. The free family event will include pet adoption organizations, a children’s activity and playground, a demonstration of the Anaheim Police Department’s K9 unit, and animal-related merchandise vendors. Each child in attendance will receive a free Tails that Teach book.

For more information on the To the Rescue campaign and National Rescue Dog Day, email [email protected].

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