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Heart to Heart Hustle to Benefit Research of Heart Disease in Dogs
The James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital has many clients who are very appreciative of the care their pets receive. Their gratitude flows in notes of thanks, gifts, and oftentimes generous donations to the programs that have helped their companion animal. Few, however, have gone as far as Lois Arnold, owner of Carmel, a dog treated successfully for a heart condition by Dr. Chris Orton and the cardiac surgery team at CSU.
Ms. Arnold wrote a book about her and Carmel’s experience, “What Do You Mean, She’s Just a Dog?” and she has set about to create one of the nation’s largest fundraising walks for research and treatment of animal heart disease. The Heart to Heart Hustle (a walk in the park to save a heart) takes place on April 30 and features a two-mile fun run/walk. In addition to fundraising for the cardiac surgery program at CSU, the Heart to Heart event also features one of the largest adopt-a-thons in the southwest, Pet-A-Palooza. Presented by Pets 911 Auxiliary, hundreds of animals from more than 30 shelters will be available for adoption. The day also features many demonstrations, including the Great Dane Drill Team and Doggie Dancing.
If you’re going to be anywhere near Phoenix, stop by to check out the Heart to Heart Hustle on Saturday, April 30, at Steele Indian School Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For additional information and a complete schedule of events, visit their Web site at www.hearttohearthustle.com.