Fundraising Effort Benefits Injured Dog and Montgomery County, Ohio Animal Resource Center

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“Cash for Crash” Campaign covers surgery and rehabilitation for injured collie and will help other animals in need in Montgomery County, Ohio.

(Top L-R): Montgomery County, Ohio Animal Resource Center Director Mark Kumpf, Veterinarian Dr. Kelly Meyer, Renee Parcell, Beth Honaker (Bottom L to R): Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge and

Two women serving at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio presented a check for over $5,000 to the Montgomery County Commissioners to aid in the recovery of an injured dog.

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Renee Parcell of Dayton was driving on Interstate 75 around 10 p.m. when she saw a badly injured dog on the side of the highway. Renee pulled over, walked back to the dog and realized the collie was hurt after possibly being hit by a car. Renee transported the dog, affectionately named “Crash,” to an emergency veterinarian clinic in Dayton where it was determined he had two broken legs. Renee paid for the initial cost of treatment out of her own pocket, but surgery to repair Crash’s broken legs and eventual rehabilitation would cost up to $6,000. Renee contacted her friend, Beth Honaker, who immediately enlisted the help of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center in Dayton.

Crash was brought to the ARC where the caring, dedicated staff did an assessment and began caring for him. Crash did not have a dog license or a microchip, so finding his owner proved difficult. The ARC committed $1,000 from its “Tiny Tim Fund” to aid in Crash’s recovery. Donations to the Tiny Tim Fund provide veterinary care and support for needy pets in Montgomery County. Renee and Beth raised over $5,300 for Crash to cover his medical bills. The remaining donations will go to the Tiny Tim Fund.

A week after he was injured, Crash was honored with a #1 dog tag by Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith and County Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman.

Crash is on his way to a full recovery. A family here in Montgomery County is currently waiting to adopt Crash. His new name will be Winston.

Anyone who would like to donate to the Tiny Tim Fund, can contact the ARC at 937-898-4457 or AnimalShelter(at)mcohio(dot)org. The ARC is located at 6790 Webster Street in Dayton, Ohio.

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