VENZA Helping Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

VENZA Helping Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

VENZA sponsors a charity event to save dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in north Georgia.

Each year, the VENZA team honors organizations that are making a positive impact in the community. On October 4, VENZA sponsored “Hospitality for Paws” at Lucky’s Burgers and Brew in Roswell, benefitting Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. Angels Among Us has rescued more than 14,000 dogs and cats from high-kill animal control facilities throughout Georgia. Given that VENZA’s mascot is a Saint Bernard named Rocky, this was the perfect choice for our eleventh annual charity event.

So much goes into not only finding these dogs and cats in shelters but finding foster volunteers until they can find their forever homes. The cost for vetting animals can be up to $350 for a dog and $250 for a cat. Basic vetting could include an intake exam, vaccines, heartworm testing, microchipping and spaying or neutering. Many of the dogs rescued come into the program with massive, life-threatening injuries that cost several thousand dollars to treat. When you are on a mission to save animals in a metro area, it’s easy to see how the expenses quickly add up. However, these animals generally go on to live long and happy lives, which is why donations and volunteers are so important.

“Hospitality for Paws was an event that combined both my passions—hospitality and pet rescue. It was a wonderful night of hoteliers and pet lovers. We thank VENZA, our primary sponsor, along with all our other amazing sponsors and, of course, Lucky’s for hosting this event. We cannot do what we do without you, so thank you for all your support,” said Lara Shaw, Founders Team, Marketing/Events with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue.

As with previous events, VENZA would like to thank several individuals for their contributions to this event. We extend our gratitude to Lara Shaw for organizing the event and to Ted Lescher from Lucky’s Burgers and Brews for donating a portion of proceeds to the cause and for providing us with a great venue and friendly staff. We would also like to thank Bradley Mickelson for being our emcee and cranking out great tunes for the entire evening.

Through sponsorships, personal donations and silent auction, more than $4,000 was raised for Angels Among Us, with two dogs being fostered and two dogs adopted.



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About Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to saving dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in north Georgia. We operate through a network of volunteers and foster homes in the metro Atlanta area. Our efforts are funded by tax-deductible contributions from compassionate people and organizations who care and want to help make a difference… one pet at a time.