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The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation Announces More Grant Awards to Local Animal Welfare Organizations

BRENTWOOD, TN – April 8, 2011 – The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce grants awards to seven local animal welfare organizations. Each grant was awarded based on the mission and dedication the organizations show toward animal advocacy.

The first grant was for $2,000 and was awarded to Lovie’s Legacy (www.lovieslegacy.org). Lovie’s mission is to end animal suffering through education and support of animal welfare needs and they do a great job! The grant will be used to fund their small grant program. They use 100% of public support and contributions to their animal welfare fund to pay vet bills for sick and injured animals. To date, they have helped hundreds of deserving animals suffering from illnesses, broken bones, torture, and other painful conditions.

The second grant was for $750 and was given to Hope’s Haven Pet Rescue (hopeshavenpetrescue.blogspot.com/). Hope’s Haven, which started with founder Micah Wolf’s passion to help animals, is now a growing network system willing to take, foster, & find new homes for needy animals. The group uses venues to hold monthly adoption events for their furry friends. Funding is primarily through donations, small fundraisers, & support of volunteers. They will be using the grant for support of their fostered animals to help them towards permanent adoption.

The third grant was for $750 and was given to Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation (www.cheathamanimalcontrol.org). The mission of Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation is to find responsible homes for adoptable animals being held at the Cheatham County Animal Control; help to control overpopulation through spay/neuter assistance; and provide a comfortable place for the animals at Animal Control. They do a wonderful job at taking care of animals in their area. They will be using the grant to rent the spay/neuter van to come out to their shelter for a day.

The fourth grant was for $1,000 and was given to Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue (www.proverbs1210rescue.org). Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of an all volunteer group of dedicated animal lovers who feel it is our privilege to care for God’s “helpless” creatures. They are dedicated to finding “forever” homes for all of the pets. They take in even those “less desirables” that need medical treatment and/or special attention, as well as those “found or surrendered” pets!  Many times these pets require hundreds or even a few thousand dollars in medical treatment before they can be adopted to a loving family. They will be using the grant to build pens for some of their rescued dogs.

The fifth grant was for $750 and was awarded to Doodlebug Manor (www.doodlebugmanor.webs.com). They are a small, dedicated Non Profit rescue and adoption group located in the Nashville, TN area. Their cats and kittens come from many situations, risks, and backgrounds, but they all arrive with the same hopes and desires: someone to love and care about them. They firmly believe the right home is out there for every one of them- and so they set out to help them find their forever homes: Saving one precious life at a time, and celebrating each victory! They will be using the grant to make building upgrades in the areas where the rescued cats and kittens are kept.

The sixth grant was for $500 and was given to Metro Nashville Animal Shelter in honor of Joe Dubin. Joe is the Sports Reporter for Channel 2 News in Nashville and is a tireless advocate for the Metro Shelter. Because Joe is our MC at our annual Mardi Gras fundraiser, the Foundation wanted to show our appreciation for all he does in our community. Thanks Joe!

The seventh grant was for $250 and was given to Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue (www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN628.html). Located 30 miles from Nashville, Snooty Giggles rescues dogs from high kill shelters. These dogs would be otherwise overlooked due to appearance, injury, illness, common breed, age or other insignificant “flaws”. The name Snooty Giggles emanates from those who turn their noses to these magical dogs while we giggle and smile at the happiness they bring to their forever families. Since this rescue is brand new, our grant will help them with start-up costs.

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation assists animal welfare organizations and animals in need. Lisa believed that every animal’s life was worth saving. We will continue to assist organizations that have that goal in mind.


 

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation Announces Grant Award to Lovie’s Legacy

BRENTWOOD, TN – April 8, 2011 – The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce a $2,000 grant to Lovie’s Legacy for the Lisa Ross Parker Angel Fund. The grant was awarded based on the mission and dedication the organization shows toward animal advocacy.

Lovie’s Legacy (www.lovieslegacy.org) is based in Nashville and the mission of Lovie’s Legacy is two-fold. They want to end animal suffering by providing educational programs for children (K-2) to teach them during their formative years about the value and treatment of animals. They want to “help people help animals” by creating awareness that will continue throughout their adult lives. They also support other animal welfare organizations that rescue and provide medical care for animals with no homes, and medical care for animals whose owners are unable to afford medical care.

With the grant, Lovie’s was able to assist many animals that had been abandoned or were strays. The money was given directly to veterinarians to assist in medical treatments. Some of the animals that have been helped with our grant:

1.Katie was living near a bar on Nolensville Road where someone had dumped her.  The people would toss her pizza and junk, but she was terrified of people. A bunch of rescues kept going over there feeding her.   She would eat it after they left but wouldn’t come near.  Finally, they baked her a chicken and Katie gave in. They managed to slip a collar on her and get her to the vet.  She’s being boarded and vetted. She’s very underweight, but will recover and put into the foster system. We used a piece of the $2000 grant on Katie. We wouldn’t have been able to help her if we hadn’t gotten the grant.Katie2011

2.T-Bone had a scary and acute gastrointestinal issue and had to go to the vet immediately.  The owner had no money for vet bills, but we were able to get T-Bone out of pain and into recovery.
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3.Deucer is #3 of the animals that the LRP grant helped.   He was obviously terribly wounded from being hit by a car. He also is obviously a pit mix, which no shelter will accept (other than to immediately euthanize).  His owner loved him a great deal, but he was an elderly man on a fixed income. Learning of the surgical costs, he made the decision to take Deucer to be put down.  Proverbs 12:10 got involved and the man turned Deucer over to them. He is now being boarded at the vet and is doing well. He is waiting to be adopted and our grant went towards his medical bills.

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  1. Rusty belongs to a rescuer. The rescuer is in Stage 4 kidney failure. Her daily medications and treatments consume most of her income. Back in 2007, Rusty started coming to the rescuer’s house and sitting on her front porch. He would greet her and welcome her home each day.   He had tags, and she found his owners in her neighborhood.  He kept escaping from his home and coming to the rescuer’s house. Finally, the original owners said they were tired of dealing with him running off. They decided they would just “take him out in the country and drop him.”  So, our rescuer decided to take him home and put him in her house along with her other dogs.  That is where he has been for the last 4 years. Recently he developed some tumors that need to be removed, but she couldn’t afford the surgery. We are using some of the LRP grant to help with those expenses.

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5.Molly was headed up north to a rescue organization.  But, when she tested positive for heartworms, the rescuer backed out.  Thanks to the LRP grant, we were able to assist with her heartworm treatment so that she would qualify for adoption!

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The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation continues to assists animal welfare organizations and animals in need. Lisa believed that every animal’s life was worth saving. We will continue to assist organizations that have that goal in mind. We’re very proud to be involved with a great group like Lovie’s Legacy!!


The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation Announces  Grant Award to Lovie’s Legacy

BRENTWOOD, TN – May 16, 2010 – The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce a $1,625 grant to Lovie’s Legacy for the Lisa Ross Parker Angel Fund. The grant was awarded based on the mission and dedication the organization shows toward animal advocacy.

Lovie’s Legacy (www.lovieslegacy.org) is based in Nashville and the mission of Lovie’s Legacy is two-fold. They want to end animal suffering by providing educational programs for children (K-2) to teach them during their formative years about the value and treatment of animals. They want to “help people help animals” by creating awareness that will continue throughout their adult lives. They also support other animal welfare organizations that rescue and provide medical care for animals with no homes, and medical care for animals whose owners are unable to afford medical care.

With the grant, Lovie’s was able to assist many animals that had been abandoned or were strays. The money was given directly to veterinarians to assist in medical treatments. Some of the animals that have been helped with our grant:

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  1. Holly – Needed some care and heartworm treatments.
  2. Sophie – Was rescued from a breeder. She has spent her life having babies. She was so scared she was almost feral, with her hair matted to the skin, her ears cut off and heartworm positive. She was treated for all of these ailments.
  3. Elton and Ellsa – Brother and sister that were treated for parvo.
  4. Kitten -She was found with a broken leg on the UT Martin campus and was treated.
  5. Jughead and Reggie – puppies found in a ditch and treated for parvo.
  6. A dog that was taken in by rescuers at Proverbs 12:10. Local animal control wanted it shot but a kindhearted deputy said the poor dog was wagging his tail despite all of the leg pain he was enduring. He was taken to the vet and his leg was amputated in late April. A dog with this kind of spirit deserves to live and see some kindness and he’s doing well now.

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The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation continues to assists animal welfare organizations and animals in need. Lisa believed that every animal’s life was worth saving. We will continue to assist organizations that have that goal in mind.


The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation Announces Grant Awards To Local Animal Welfare Organizations

BRENTWOOD, TN – May 16, 2010 – The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards to three local animal welfare organizations. Each grant was awarded based on the mission and dedication the organizations show toward animal advocacy.

The first grant was for $1,625 and was given to Hope’s Haven Pet Rescue (http://hopeshavenpetrescue.blogspot.com/). With the help of this grant, they have already treated two dogs for sarcoptic mange and one puppy, Gabby, was saved from the dreaded parvo virus. Gabby is a 10 week old boxer mix that was pulled from a high kill shelter (or a better name, “a no chance shelter”). This shelter will euthanize any dog after the 72 hour grace period. They do not adopt out and since January, Hope’s Haven is the only rescue group that has the means to pull from this facility. Gabby was diagnosed with Parvo but because of the Foundation’s donation, Hope’s Haven was able to put Gabby on an intense 24 hour medical treatment of fluids and antibiotics without any hesitations on the financial impact. Gabby is now a happy go lucky puppy that thrives on life. She was able to beat the odds of Parvo and was even able to gain the necessary weight needed to start a new treatment for her demodectic mange.

The second grant was for $750 and was given to Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation (http://www.cheathamanimalcontrol.org). The mission of Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation is to find responsible homes for adoptable animals being held at the Cheatham County Animal Control; help to control overpopulation through spay/neuter assistance; and provide a comfortable place for the animals at Animal Control. They do a wonderful job at taking care of animals in their area.

The third grant was for $750 and was given to New Leash on Life (http://www.newleashonline.org). New Leash on Life (NLOL) is dedicated to improving the welfare of companion animals in the Wilson County community through shelter, placement, spay/neuter services, education and awareness. The organization was formed in July 1978 under the original name of the Humane Association of Wilson County. We’re very happy to be affiliated with NLOL.New Leash on Life is dedicated to improving the welfare of companion animals in our community through shelter, placement, spay/neuter, education a The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation assists animal welfare organizations and animals in need. Lisa believed that every animal’s life was worth saving. We will continue to assist organizations that have that goal in mind.


The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation Awards Grant to Hope’s Haven Pet Rescue

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation has awarded a $750 grant to Hope’s Haven Pet Rescue (http://hopeshavenpetrescue.blogspot.com/). This is the first little guy that will be helped by this grant. He was found on the side of the road and a good samaritan picked him up. When he was brought to Hope’s Haven, he was filthy and was covered in fleas. He has already been dewormed and had first vaccinations and will be neutered in the next month or so. He will then be ready for adoption!

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The Foundation is pleased to be affiliated with organizations that value animal welfare.


The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation Announces Grant Award to Lovie’s Legacy

BRENTWOOD, TN – July 15th, 2009 – The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce a $750 grant to Lovie’s Legacy for the Lisa Ross Parker Angel Fund. The grant was awarded based on the mission and dedication the organization shows toward animal advocacy.

Lovie’s Legacy (www.lovieslegacy.org) is based in Nashville and the mission of Lovie’s Legacy is two-fold. They want to end animal suffering by providing educational programs for children (K-2) to teach them during their formative years about the value and treatment of animals.  They want to “help people help animals” by creating awareness that will continue throughout their adult lives. They also support other animal welfare organizations that rescue and provide medical care for animals with no homes, and medical care for animals whose owners are unable to afford medical care.

With the grant, Lovie’s was able to assist 6 dogs that had been abandoned or were strays. The money was given directly to veterinarians and these animals were being taken care of by two rescue groups: Collie Rescue and Proverbs 12:10. With our grant, the following treatments were performed:

IRIS- bacterial and fungal infection

TATER- chronic ear infections, possible neurological damage

ROBBIE – parvo

FIONA – cherry eye surgery and treatment

ABIGAIL – heartworm treatment

COWGIRL- severe ear mites and spay

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The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation continues to assists animal welfare organizations and animals in need. Lisa believed that every animal’s life was worth saving. We will continue to assist organizations that have that goal in mind.


The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation Announces Grant Awards To Local Animal Welfare Organizations

BRENTWOOD, TN – May 15th, 2009 – The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards to three local animal welfare organizations. Each grant was awarded based on the mission and dedication the organizations show toward animal advocacy.

The first grant of $2,000 was awarded to Happy Tales Humane (www.happytaleshumane.com) for their “Love Fixes Everything” spay/neuter program. With our donation, they will be able to subsidize around 40 surgery certificates for animals that need this procedure done.

The second grant of $1,000 was awarded to Robyn’s Nest, a local animal rescueorganization. Robyn’s Nest founded in November 2004, is a small grass roots animal rescue, dedicated to helping the stray, abandoned and abused animals in the Whites Creek, Nashville and surrounding areas. With our grant, they were able to do the following procedures for their rescued animals:

1-Spay; 1-Partial Dental; 6- physical examines; 1- Blood Workup; 1- Skin Scraping; 1- Mucus Test; 1-XRay; 6- Prescriptions; 30- Rabies Vaccinations, (1)- Chiropractic Treatment; (1)- Heartworm Treatment. Leiper’s Fork Veterinary Services handled all of the procedures for the animals.

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The third grant of $750 was awarded to Lovie’s Legacy (www.lovieslegacy.org) to set up a Lisa Ross Parker Angel Fund. This fund will be used to help animals that need financial assistance with medical procedures. The mission of Lovie’s Legacy is two-fold. They want to end animal suffering by providing educational programs for children (K-2) to teach them during their formative years about the value and treatment of animals.  They also want to “help people help animals” by creating awareness that will continue throughout their adult life.

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation assists animal welfare organizations and animals in need. Lisa believed that every animal’s life was worth saving. We will continue to assist organizations that have that goal in mind.


 

BRENTWOOD, TN – May 14, 2008 – The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards to four local animal welfare organizations. Each grant was awarded based on the mission and dedication the organizations show toward animal advocacy.

The first two grants were awarded based on need after the tornados that hit our area in early February. The Humane Society of Sumner County (www.sumnerhumane.org) took in animals from the destruction in Trousdale County. The Madison County Humane Society was overwhelmed with animals from the storms in the Jackson area. The grants were used to help these groups during this time.

The third grant was awarded to Horse Haven of Tennessee (www.horsehaven.org). They advocate for, rescue, protect, and defend our God-given equine from abuse and neglect in Tennessee. They have cared for 229 horses to date from all over the state and  are currently the only equine rescue organization in Tennessee.

The fourth grant was awarded to Safe Place for Animals (www.safeplaceforanimals.com). Their main goal is to create a center that will provide temporary residence to orphaned animals and promote quality adoptions. They also participate in education and training in the community to promote safe neighborhoods for people and animals.

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation assists animal welfare organizations and animals in need. Lisa believed that every animal’s life was worth saving. We will continue to assist organizations that have that goal in mind.


The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation Awards a Grant to the Southern Alliance for Animal Welfare

February 24, 2009 – The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation has awarded a financial grant to the Southern Alliance for Animal Welfare (www.fixyourpet.org). The Southern Alliance for Animal Welfare offers programs ranging from low-cost spay/neuter certificates – available to everyone regardless of income – to programs that will either subsidize or completely pay for pet sterilization and vaccinations, based on income. The Foundation is pleased to be affiliated with organizations that value animal welfare.


BRENTWOOD, TN – December 3rd, 2007 – On December 3rd, at a lovely ladies luncheon at Stoney River Legendary Steaks on West End Avenue, the Lisa Ross Parker Foundation, based in Brentwood, TN, presented Carol A. Smock, Founder of Brown Dog Foundation (www.browndogfoundation.org) with a $3,000 gift to be used to help save the lives of family pets whose Middle TN family is in temporary financial crisis. The gift may also be used to help rehabilitate or save the life of and cats who have been victimized by poorly run puppy mills, shelters, rescues or sanctuaries located in Middle Tennessee.


BRENTWOOD, TN – April 9th, 2007 – The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards to two local animal welfare organizations. Each $2,500 grant was awarded based on the mission and dedication the organizations show toward animal advocacy.

The first grant was awarded to the Purr Factory. They are a small non-profit dedicated to the rescue of abandoned, abused, and unwanted felines in Middle Tennessee. They do a great job in an area that is greatly needed. You can find the Purr Factory on-line at:

www.epurr.org

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Shown in the picture accepting the check is (L to R) Tommy the cat, Director Linda Howard and Purr Factory Board Member Vicky Tataryn.

The second grant was awarded to Seven Blessings. Their mission is to love, guard, comfort, protect and care for the unadoptable, the orphaned and the infirm among our domestic animals, providing them with a safe and forever home. Hem with a safe and forever home. You can find Seven Blessings on-line at:

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A $2,500 grant was awarded to Seven Blessings Animal Sanctuary. Shown in the picture accepting the check is (L to R) Seven Blessings Directors Holly and Allen Collins and LRP Board Member Katie Dean among the many residents.

Grant check to McNairy (TN) County Humane Society

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On behalf of The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation, Janet Ross presents a check to Tommy and Janice Ross for the McNairy (TN) CountyHumane Society. Tommy and Janice are Janet and Lisa’s parents and Tommy is the Chairman of the Board of the Humane Society. The Humane Society is currently raising money for a new building and the Foundation proudly supports them and their commitment to animal welfare in McNairy County. For more information you can visit their website at: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN295.html

Grant check to Happy Tales Humane Shelterimg_happytails

In keeping with our mission to assist animal welfare organizations, The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation recently presented a grant check to Happy Tales Humane Shelter. The Foundation has adopted 5 cats and 5 dogs for six months each, and information about our newly- adopted animals will soon appear on our website.

Happy Tales is a non-profit organization located in Franklin, TN. Dedicated to improving the quality of life of animals in Middle Tennessee, the shelter rescues, cares for, and finds adoptive homes for unwanted pets. By taking action to prevent pet over-population, fostering a respect for all life, encouraging volunteerism, and educating the community about responsible pet guardianship, Happy Tales is making a difference in the mid-state community. For more information you can visit their website at:

http://happytaleshumane.com/