Lizzy’s Fund was established in 2012 to work with local organizations that care for senior dogs (aged 7 and older) by providing them with veterinary care and grooming. This care includes awarding grants to licensed animal shelters and rescue groups to promote quality vet, dental and hospice care for older dogs.
In addition to awarding grants, Lizzy’s Fund provides qualified shelters and animal clinics with funding to fulfill specific service requests and enhancements. Lizzy’s Fund also actively develops relationships for the foster care of senior dogs and works with a network of healthcare specialists to care for senior dogs, whether in a shelter or foster care. The fund also underwrites the adoption fee for qualified owners choosing to adopt a senior dog (7 years and older). The goal is to ensure that all senior dogs are able to live healthy, pain-free and happy while searching for their forever homes.
The nonprofit was named in honor of Lizzy, a long-haired Chihuahua who came to the Slupik family when she was six weeks old. Lizzy lived with the family for over 16 years. And although she suffered from severe orthopedic problems when she was nine, she was able to overcome them and provided her family with many years of love and companionship.
After Lizzy passed away, the Slupiks wanted to give back by providing others with the joy that dog ownership provided for them. To date, Lizzy’s Fund has provided over $80,000 for the care of senior dogs.
For more information or to make a donation visit their website.
Bernie Slupik, Executive Director
Gail Dedrichsen, Community Outreach Liason