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Puppy on the Beach


Willy's Story

Willy came to KARES in early 2021 in need of emergency care due to injuries sustained while hunting. In order to save his life, Willy had to have a penectomy, and with a procedure like that, life afterwards consists of a special diet, and regular medication.

Willy's family at the time decided that they were not willing nor able to keep up with his aftercare, so we had to re-home this poor guy. One of the veterinarians who was critical in Willy's recovery, fell in love with the brindle goofball and welcomed him into her little 'ohana with open arms.


Willy can be found cuddling with his black lab brother, Brocco, and one-eyed feline sister, Rudy, camping, enjoying fresh-speared fish, and watching sunsets. 

Thank you to the amazing Dr. Walker and her team for saving Willy's life!

Volunteer Spotlight:  Meet Val & Ipo

Master Quilter & Volunteer Extraordinaire

In our volunteer spotlight this week, KARES would like to introduce you to Val Brewer. Val has been volunteering with us FUR-ever. She has enthusiastically dedicated every Saturday to be at Petco promoting animals to potential foster and adoption families. Not only has she adopted her own poi dog, Ipo, from KARES, but whenever there is a basset hound in need, Val is our go-to gal! We lovingly think of her as our “Basset Hound Queen” with her mastery in adopting and rehoming these sweet dogs. When Val is not helping home pups, she is satisfying her creative abilities through her quilting and fabric artistry. Last weekend, Val presented Debbie with one of her most recent masterpieces—a quilt inspired by KARES tee shirts from over the years. We love you, Val!

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