Yoga. Sip. Shop. to Benefit WishBone Canine Rescue

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Join us on April 1st from 5:30 to 8:00 for another Yoga. Sip. Shop. event! In the same fashion as last time, we will begin the evening with a beginner friendly, gentle flow yoga class at Uptown Dance, which will be lead by Brittany McCreedy. Please bring your yoga mat to class. After that, we will head to OhmFit Activewear for sips, snacks, and of course shopping. Admission is $10 per person, and a portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit WishBone Canine Rescue (WBCR). You can purchase tickets online with a credit card, or in-store with cash or a check.

At OhmFit, not only are we dedicated to serving our customers, we are also committed to giving back to our community. We were blessed to be able to support the Central Illinois Easter Seals earlier this month at our last event with Uptown Dance, but the giving doesn’t stop there! WishBone isn’t your typical animal shelter. This non-profit organization advocates for a No Kill McLean County, welcomes dogs with severe medical and behavioral issues, and supplies them with the medical care, training, and rehabilitation they need. Heather adopted her dog from WishBone in 2013, so this organization has a special place in her heart.

I got to speak with Andrea Cardinal, WCBR’s office manager, who started as a volunteer for the organization in 2014 helping with laundry, vet days, and adoption events. She quickly became a foster parent, and then a foster failure as she calls it, due to officially adopting her first two foster dogs. Becoming an employee was the natural next step, as she grew an attachment to both the animals and the cause of the organization. She states, “What first brought me to Wish Bone was the fact that we are a no kill shelter and we do not discriminate based on breed, age, or health status. We believe that there is a home out there for every dog. We have found homes for over 4,000 dogs since our founding in 2009!” They also provide a low cost spay and neuter program for cats and dogs, host bi-monthly pet food pantries, as well as a low cost vaccination and microchip clinic. WBCR’s efforts aid families that may face the difficult decision of surrendering their animals due to lack of funds, and assist dogs in finding their forever homes.

Andrea goes on to express, “We are a privately funded shelter, so every bit of our money comes from adoption fees, grants, donations and fundraisers like this one to help keep our organization in business.  We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support of this great community.  An operation like this takes dozens of people, mainly volunteers, to keep everything running smoothly.

There are opportunities to help from home, as well as hands on.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or a doggy foster parent for our organization, please check out our website at www.wishbonecaninerescue.org for a full list of ways to get involved!”

To purchase your Yoga. Sip. Shop. tickets visit http://yogasipshopwishbone.eventbrite.com

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-Tamia Little
OFA Blogger