ERAH COMMUNITY COMMITMENT SERVICE PROJECTS
The Elm Ridge Family is involved in several community service projects. We believe that we have to be an advocate for animals and animal owners in our community. You can help by volunteering or donating-- or just by participating in our raffles and fund-raising projects. Click on the titles for more information on how YOU can help too !
Our mascot Dillie is on a mission to prove that she is not just a spoiled, pampered pet, but an ambassador for children around the world. She is asking her webcam fans to donate a single dollar to UNICEF. She is trying to raise $10 000 by her birthday, June 6. You can help too ! DONATE A SINGLE DOLLAR HERE ! You can watch our Diva Dillie on her webcam at www.ww.com/dilliecam.
Dr. Butera is a volunteer vet for this wonderful program that assists hospice patients with caring for their pets, so they can keep them for the remaining time they have left. This program places these pets in good homes after the demise of the patient. Just think of the peace of mind this brings a terminally ill patient to know that their pet can stay with them until the end and will have a loving home when the time comes. This is a wonderful program and we are proud to be a part of it. Learn more here.
After enjoying a free cup of our signature Baby's Key West or "Junkyard Dog" Coffee, our clients donate to our "WASH" fund-- wild life and stray fund-- that allows us to rescue injured wildlife or stray animals. We have also used this fund to assist clients in dire need, like a very ill client that is confined to a wheel chair, but ran over his dog's leg-- breaking the bone. Our clients' generosity allowed us to bring in an orthopedic vet to fix the leg for this client !! These funds are limited and cannot be used to help every one out there that has a pet and cannot afford it-- but we do what we can for our clients in extreme need and for the many strays our clients bring to us to help. Learn more here-- you can help, too, by donating participating, or adopting!
ERAH believes it is our duty to help all of God's creatures not just the ones we happen to call "pets." Throughout her entire career Dr. Butera has assisted injured wildlife and the groups that care for them. Though it impossible financially to help every injured or stray animal in the world, we are trying to do our part in our little corner of the world. We do have to obey the laws of our state, however, and currently we are not allowed to work on some species including (ironically enough) injured deer. To learn more : CLICK HERE
We volunteer to assist the exhibit animals at the McKinley Museum. They have a small collection of assorted reptiles and mammals as part of their exhibits.