Sponsor Sunshine Fund

Sponsor Sunshine Fund

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In Memory of Leona, a very special girl who was with us for far too short a stay. Leona was a sweet, happy, beautiful dog. She was found as a stray by a very kind family who asked Bald is Beautiful to find her a home. She was with us just a week when she suddenly became paralyzed due to a ruptured disk. Despite the best efforts of wonderful doctors, Leona's condition deteriorated and we had to let her go. It was devastating. For us, Leona represents so many things. Since opening our doors two years ago, we have rescued over 200 dogs. This was the first time we had to help one cross the Rainbow Bridge. And yet, when faced with the difficult decision of determining treatment, we did not have to hesitate in moving forward with expensive surgery. We are fortunate to have been in the position where we were able to afford treatment. In large part, this is due to the hundreds of people who have supported us over the past two years, by shopping in our store, donating money and participating in fundraisers. Although it broke our hearts that the outcome wasn't what we'd hoped for, we are so grateful we were able to do everything possible to try to save Leona. We hope we never have to deal with such a difficult situation again, but the reality is, we likely will. And we want to be prepared. In Leona's memory, we are creating the Sunshine Fund. (You only have to look at her shining face to know where we came up with that name!) Our goal is to use all monies donated to the Sunshine Fund to cover the costs of emergency care should a situation like this arise for another dog in the future. Our goal... ensuring when the unexpected happens, we are left with every option to provide our dogs the best possible care.