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KAR Receives De Groot Family Foundation Grant
On September 5th, Eric Leith (left), Vice President and Director of Operations of the De Groot Family Foundation, presented a $5,000 grant check to Danielle Wallis, KAR President, to be used to pay medical bills for cats and dogs. KAR volunteer, Andrew Domino (right), completed the grant application on behalf of KAR.
"We approached Kalamazoo Animal Rescue because we liked your dedication to the community and the services you provide for the animals," Leith said. "We are glad to see that this grant will help animals in need in the Kalamazoo area." Eric's grandparents originated the Foundation. Its mission is to help communities primarily in southwest Michigan. Eric and his wife are animal lovers and share their home with two dogs and two cats. Also pictured is Monkey, a classic tabby recently brought into the rescue by Danielle. He is building up his strength and then will be available for adoption.
Happy Tail ~ Gizmo
Gizmo only has one eye, but that's all he needs to see the beach, the lake and his forever home, where he moved to in November 2013. His foster mom even thought about keeping this special boy, but he found the perfect family in the Grand Rapids area.
Gizmo, a young Shih Tzu mix, was known as Paddy when he came into KAR. When he's not on the water, Gizmo likes to lay on a lap, or lie on his back and have his tummy rubbed. He's a big help on laundry day too. Gizmo loves going on walks and being out on the boat—though he's not thrilled about wearing a life jacket.