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Raffle to benefit Saving Paws Rescue AZ

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Raffle to benefit Saving Paws Rescue AZ

Johnson Lanes animal lovers were buying raffle tickets right up until the time of the drawing on Wednesday, March 1. Altogether, raffle ticket sales and donations totaled $ 1,655 – all proceeds benefiting Saving Paws Rescue AZ.

Trisha Houlihan, founder of the rescue drew the winning ticket for the Columbia 300 Ball which had been donated by Your Strike Shop. The lucky winner was Lillian Moskowitz. 2nd place prize winner, Beebe Schwarm, received a second bowling ball, donated by Johnson Lanes. Be sure to see photos below!

Thank you to everyone who attended the drawing and everyone who purchased tickets over the past month. Saving Paws AZ is grateful for every one of you.

Here’s a little bit about this great rescue organization:

In 2012, as a volunteer at the local county animal control shelter, Trisha Houlihan was saddened by the volume of German Shepherd Dogs being listed for euthanasia. She recognized there were very few resources for the rescue of this breed, so she created a place for them — Saving Paws Rescue AZ. A place that would be a safe harbor for German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois dogs.

What started out as a small group of volunteers using foster homes and boarding facilities has grown into a rescue saving more than 200 dogs every year. Unfortunately the demand for homes for abandoned dogs continues. Saving Paws Rescue AZ operates through private donations and charitable grants received to help these special dogs.

Saving Paws Rescue AZ is a 100% volunteer run organization. The dedicated volunteers make it all possible. They foster dogs, care for dogs, transport dogs, perform administrative tasks and give freely of their skills and talents. Saving Paws Rescue AZ does not believe that behavioral, medical or age are should be an automatic death sentence. SPRAZ will often take those that others will not.

Charis Williams and Saving Paws AZ founder Trisha Houlihan:

Raffle winner Lillian Moskowitz:

Raffle winner BeeBe Schwarm:

Some of our wonderful visitors:

Carol Halton with one of our visitors:


Barry Hardesty:

Dennis Klein, Your Strike Shop:

  1. All the volunteers and dogs at Saving Paws Rescue can not thank all the supporters, staff and donors who made this amazing day possible. We rely on our supporters to help us continue to save dogs that many are not interested in helping – sick, old, abused and injured. We work very hard as volunteers to put every dollar to the best use in caring for these amazing animals. SCW bowlers and residents. have been supporting us for several years and we THANK them very much

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