Big Give is a big deal…especially if you are one of the furry friends temporarily residing at the Beatrice Animal Shelter.

Big Give Gage is a 24-hour time of giving when Gage County area supporters are invited and encouraged to give back to their favorite local charities to help them earn valuable matching funds. As of this writing, 47 non-profits are participating.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10 from midnight to 11:59 p.m., you can be a part of this exciting county-wide effort. Participating sponsors and non-profit organizations will be collecting donations on the day of the Big Give, and all donations will be used locally by the non-profits.

How does this all work? Log onto www.biggivegage.org on Sept. 10. We encourage you to choose the Beatrice Humane Society, choose the amount you wish to give, and donate. Easy! And when you make a donation, it enables the Humane Society to help save more animals.

Of course, there are many wonderful non-profits participating in this special endeavor. Fundraising is the lifeblood necessary to keep them all operating. The same is true for the Beatrice Humane Society.

Your donation will help us to continue our work with lost and homeless animals in Gage County and to cover the costs of operating the Beatrice Animal Shelter. Our work is never done, and our need for financial resources is ongoing. In 2018, our shelter helped over 850 animals, and we are on track this year to surpass that number.

Please circle September 10th on your calendar and plan now to go online any time that day and donate to this important fundraising project. Our goal is to raise $14,500.

If you have questions, call the animal shelter at 402-228-9100. Your “give” will give hope for the future to many deserving animals.

Nail trims on the move

Today is the fourth Saturday of the month, and that means it’s nail trim day. If you are reading this Saturday morning, you still have time to take your dog in for his/her pedicure.

Please note that today’s nail trims will be at the Beatrice Tractor Supply store across from WalMart on north Highway 77. Tractor Supply is holding a special outdoor pet event for Pet Appreciation Week from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and has invited pet-related groups to be a part of the special day.

The nail trims, which are usually held at the shelter, will be a part of the special event at Tractor Supply. Local groomers will trim nails from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for 10 dollars for the first dog and five dollars for each additional one. Dogs of senior citizens will be trimmed for five dollars. All proceeds go to the Beatrice Animal Shelter.

Lucky “Lucky”

Remember “Lucky”, the black lab-mix? Lucky came into the shelter looking for his forever home and became the poster pup for “patience is a virtue”.

Lucky needed some rather complicated knee surgery that required going to Colorado to have it done. Thanks to the Beatrice Humane Society’s medical fund for shelter dogs with special needs and the donations of caring individuals, Lucky was able to have the life-changing surgery.

When Lucky returned to Beatrice, he did his rehab in a foster home setting and slowly but surely made good progress. Then he returned to the shelter and was ready to find his forever home. But the right situation did not materialize, and Lucky was not so lucky in his efforts to get adopted.

Finally, Lucky’s lucky day arrived, and the handsome guy was adopted. Almost two years transpired from the day he entered the Beatrice Animal Shelter to the day he found his home.

Lucky’s story is just one example of what keeps folks motivated to do everything they can to help the lost and homeless animals in this area. Thank you for everything you do to help these efforts.

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