By Nina Crowder
San Manuel Miner
Cher Heath of Charlotte’s Way Rescue plans a fundraiser in December at Catalina Rawhide Hay and Feed Store! Cher runs the non-profit organization of Charlotte’s Way Rescue in Oracle. The purpose of the fundraiser is to help for funding of the non-profit certification 501 (c) (3) which will allow the organization to be tax exempt through the Internal Revenue Code. The non-profit status will also allow Charlottes Way Rescue to have liability protection. The non-profit certification is vital for Cher to continue her work saving animals.
There will be a number of raffles by various vendors including a candle gift basket, a Tea Life basket, a certificate for a one hour massage by Healing Pathways Massage, a certificate for a Tarot Card reading, a ZORT (Zombie Outbreak Response Team-Arizona Sector) shirt and other items. Camp Bow Wow will be on hand to answer questions and help with the fundraiser. Homemade dog treats will be available with part of the proceeds going to Charlotte’s Way Rescue.
Cher does many things for the animals she rescues, to date she has spent over $15,000 just on medical bills. Recently a dog had a broken leg and the surgery cost was around $4,000, so costs do add up quickly. Some feral pigs got into her yard recently and tore up a cat very badly. Cher had to pay for the surgery for this as well. Any and all donations can help this rescue effort. She not only provides spay and neutering for the animals adopted, but helps people in the community that can’t afford spay and neutering costs. This year she has already had 1,180 dogs and cats spayed and neutered.
When adopting an animal from Charlotte’s Way Rescue the animals are spayed/neutered, fecal tested, up to date on shots and they are even taught manners. Many of the animals are house trained with Ceasar Millan dog training. Cher is dedicated to reducing euthanasia of adoptable pets. She helps bring a quality of life to all abandoned, abused and neglected animals that are in the Tri-Community area.
When you choose to adopt a pet, you are saving a life, and saving money. The adoption costs are less then purchasing from an animal breeder or pet shop. Animals of all breeds, sizes, and shapes are available and can become your best friend. Many of these animals just need a second chance.
Charlotte’s Way Rescue is always looking for good volunteers for walking dogs, cleaning crates and kennels, washing animals, playing with the animals and help with the adoption clinics. They also need donations of items such as clean old towels, rugs, collars, water bottles, fencing or other items that may be helpful. Donations are accepted at the Oracle Fire Department who graciously do what they can to help out Charlotte’s Way Rescue. Janice of the San Manuel Historical Society provides a donation every month and it is greatly appreciated. Hot Dogs and Cool Cats of Oracle are no longer affiliated with Charlotte’s Way Rescue in.
Thank you everyone who does help and has helped in the past. The fundraiser will be at Catalina Rawhide Hay and Feed at 3302 E. Edwin Road, their phone number is 520-825-6985 on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be hotdogs and other treats available during the fundraiser. For more information about the Charlotte’s Way Rescue Fundraiser please feel free to check out their facebook page at: www.facebook/Charlotte’sWayAnimalRescue.com or feel free to contact Cher Heath at 520-705-5425.