Friday, February 29, 2008

Skagway, Alaska - Small town, Big Heart

Many of you know that we are supporting the efforts of a 3 year old boy in alaska to bring home his autism assistance dog. We were so excited to read the story Trapper's Keepers (as a child of the 80's I can certainly appreciate this cute article title!)in his hometown newspaper, the Skagway News. Have a looky at the article, you'll really gain some insight as to what this family has been through and overcome in less than a year. You'll also get to see a cute photo of the Leeth family at dessert time!

It just goes to show you how much heart lives within a small town. The local community is really pulling together to help the Leeth family. Just a few weeks ago, their local fire department raised over $1,000 towards Trapper's fundraising requirement. A local church is hosting a spaghetti dinner in Trapper's honor, the Skagway police department has an event coming up where a "criminal" can call friends and family to post his faux bond to bail him out of 'jail' and lastly a silent auction is being held this week. All the money raised from these events will be donated to 4 Paws for Ability in honor of Trapper Leeth.

Trapper still needs well over $11,000 before he raises the $13,000 required to bring home his autism assistance dog. A dog that will also be trained in search and rescue , which is crucial to keeping Trapper safe from the elements and natural wildlife that surround him and his home in remote Alaska.

If you have the heart to help this wonderful little boy, please visit 4 Paws for Ability and make a donation in honor of Trapper Leeth. Be sure to include Trapper's name on your donation! Just a few dollars, the money from your daily cup of coffee can add up quickly and make a huge difference for this family.

Lastly, a big thanks all that have posted about Trapper's Dog and spread awareness about Trapper and Autism. His family has been touched by all the support and warm wishes and all the awesome folks that have posted about him on their blogs. Thank you all!

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