Volunteers & dog lovers help to “Raise the Woof” for a fundraiser

Trooper's Treasures held an event to help raise $10,000 for volunteer work and dog health maintenance

COLLEGEDALE (WDEF) – Several dog owners and lovers went to The Commons to help raise funds for a dog rescue called Trooper’s Treasures.

The event featured dog demonstrations, a silent auction, an adopter parade and a lot more.

The pandemic made many dog rescues scale back on taking pets in or care for them, so this fundraiser had a lot of people trying to get this event off the ground for a good cause.

Ruth Smith, the owner of Trooper’s Treasures and organizer of the event, says, “We’ve had a lot of volunteers working for several months trying to organize it, and I’m very happy that it turned out really well. A lot of the community brought their animals, and so we’ve had just a big … lot of fun with dogs and vendors and music and petting zoos. It’s been really great.”

The goal was to raise $10,000 for the rescue.

If you are interested in becoming a foster family, you can check in on Trooper’s Treasures, or any other dog rescue in the area online or on social media.

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