Kramer Foundation to host annual fundraiser Saturday
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Kramer Foundation, which rehabilitates dogs with behavior issues, is holding its annual fundraiser this weekend in Horseheads.
Meet Kody! Originally found in Georgia, he's one of more than 1,000 dogs that have been rescued and rehabilitated through the Kramer Foundation.
"So Kody had been noticed by the community for quite some time being chained out to a chain-link fence. They had tried to get a hold of him, they tried to get the owners to relinquish him for quite some time and until he road out Hurricane Michael - attached to a chain link fence, they didn't really listen," says Juli Lathrop, Kramer Foundation Founder.
The Kramer Foundation is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and training dogs from shelters which would historically be euthanized for behavior or health issues.
"The funds that we're getting right now will go towards the finishing up of a kennel that we've been working on. It's been about a 3....a little over 3 year grassroots collection with some help, some grants along the way but mostly just real bake sales and rummage sales and dinners and everything we can do to fix it up so that the dogs for the first time in 20 years will be all in the same building with heat, running water and electricity...yay!" Juli exclaims.
Saturday's fundraiser at the Horseheads American Legion aims to help the foundation fulfill its mission, as it continues to grow. There will be a ham & mac and cheese dinner and much more!
"Right now we've got over 70 raffle baskets. We've got big raffle ticket items from a 55" TV down to $150 cash. dogs will be there -- not to auction -- but to pet! and just a bunch of fun going on," says Juli.
The fundraiser is open to the public from noon to 5:00 p.m.
Additional information about the Kramer Foundation can be found here: http://www.thekramerfoundation.org/