Letter: Open house raffle winners give back

By on December 10, 2009

The Wendling family of Sugar Grove was the grand prize winner of $1,000 credit on their account at the open house held in early November at the Sugar Grove Animal Hospital.

The Wendlings, owners of Rich’s Auto and Towing in Sugar Grove, generously donated half of their winnings to clients who are struggling financially to care for their pets.

Sugar Grove Animal Hospital’s open house on Nov. 7 was a success, with an estimated 600 guests visiting our facility. The afternoon started with a ribbon cutting ceremony from the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce, where the hospital received a plaque commemorating the day.

The Hagberg family of Sugar Grove won a credit of $500, and Mari Johnson won $250, for credit toward medical care for their pets. Various raffle winners of several vendor bags included the Ireland family, the Higgins family and Amoni family.

The free toenail trims went over well with around 250 pets, including two guinea pigs and a ferret receiving pedicures that day.

It was great to see familiar faces and all of our potentially new clients. A special thank you to everyone who helped make this a success, including Amy Weiland of Amy Weiland Pet Photography, for all the pictures she took, Cindy Morettin of SuperDogz training for the dog agility demonstration, Bark Busters, Millie’s Pet Sitting and Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets (H.E.L.P.) for their bake sale; Connie Wilson for making the hospital look sparkling clean, Annette Ray for manning the popcorn machine, among many other random tasks; Melia Newby for all of her hard work; and to all of our families for being so supportive.

For further information, contact the Sugar Grove Animal Hospital, 110 Main St., Sugar Grove, by calling (630) 466-7387.

Julie Wortman
Sugar Grove Animal Hospital