Milan goes to the dogs


By Joyce Ervin

Victory Chevrolet of Milan hosted their annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Huron Valley.  General Manager, Chad Baker, said, “It’s an amazing annual event we put on for our community.”
Amazing is right considering guests brought a pickup truck full of useable items for cats and dogs that the Human Society really needs, volunteer Amelia Newburg said.
A classic car show, live music by Copper Stills of Jackson, raffles, cornhole games, popcorn, snacks, drinks and hot dogs were featured.  While enjoying the all-American delicacy, Cathy Rice and Jeff Jameyfield said they brought a 50 pound bag of dog food to donate.  “I liked the old cars, Rice said, I wish there were even more of them.”
Humane Society volunteers brought two pit bulls that were available for adoption.  Kristina Salata and Courtney Moore were found petting Dayanora, a pit bull that was found as a stray.
Newburg said she does dog walking and orientation for those relinquishing or adopting pets for the facility.  She said if someone finds a dog or cat in distress, they can call and the animal will be picked up for treatment and lodging. 
The facility also offers adoption, helps with locating lost pets, offers educational programs, neutering, emergency rescue, cruelty investigations and helps pet owners that are struggling financially with food for their pets.
Noteworthy is their veterinary services.  All proceeds received from providing treatment goes back to saving homeless animals in the community.
General Motors sponsors the event and displays cars.  Milan’s Backstreet CruiZers helped with the car show.  Professional Kit Car racer, Chase Harlow, was on site and brought his racing machine.
It was a very successful event, according to Elizabeth Duperone, who coordinated the event.

Joyce Ervin is a freelance writer reporting on Milan.  She can be located at;  jlervin42 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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