Special thank you to Travis Samuda and Jayveon Young who chose to do a fundraiser for FOWACC. To complete their Community Social Studies project at Sage Park Middle School..they sold candy to their friends and family. (~what a great idea~)
Travis and Jayveon raised $140.00 to help Windsor animals and their families. Great job!!!
Our sixth anniversary at Stop and Shop Kennedy Rd., was another great success. We were able to collect FIVE carriages full of dog and cat food, litter and treats. Raffles are always a draw, and this year was no exception. We were able to raise cash donations in addition to the carriages through the raffles….and subsequently some in the community will be enjoying their free pizza/massage/car washes/hydrangeas, etc etc etc and on and on!
Thank you to Stop and Shop for hosting this event (Thank you Tina!!) and thank you to those in the community of Windsor and surrounding areas who took a minute to stop by and find out what we were all about. Thank you for your generous donations.
Special thanks to the young men from Windsor High who donated their time and were a great help to all of us. Thank you Xavier and Christian.
Express Employment Professionals in Windsor held a pet food drive 6/16 benefitting FOWACC. Express collected 185 pounds of dry/36 cans of wet dog and cat food, as well as treats and toys for the animals. What a success!! THANK YOU for your support Express! (cute dog!)
Express Employment Professionals in Windsor
will be holding a pet food drive on Friday, June 16th,
from 9 – 4 to benefit our Pet Food Pantry. Please
come out and support this event.
appreciate their help!
Express Employment Professionals
340 Broad Street
Windsor, CT 06095
We would like to thank Angie Paulekas, Loretta Whiting, St. Gabriel Church and School, St. Joseph Church, the teachers and staff at Sage Park Middle School and Dr Craig Cooke for this wonderful fundraiser. We will be able to help so many families with all your generous donations.
Thank you to the Wilson Branch Library for the donation…in lieu of gift giving at Christmas, one staff member chooses a charity in which they would like the staff donations to go to. This year it was Barbara Jarvis’ turn. Barbara chose FOWACC as the designated charity. Thank you to the Wilson Branch Library!
The fundraiser for Officer Vesco and Iko at Jim’s Pizza was a HUGE success.
In addition to the event at Jim’s Pizza, over $13,000 was raised on Officer Vesco’s GoFundMe page!
The folks who made it happen! Officer Steve Vesco surrounded at Jim’s Pizza in Windsor, CT by colleagues and friends who spearheaded a GoFundMe campaign and fundraiser to help K-9 Iko – Left to Right..
Wayne and Kimberly Cabral, Officer Steve Vesco, Debbie Samson and Mark Rudewicz.
( Credit: newsandviewsjb )
To read more, head over to the article at: newsandviewsjb
( original story can be found on our news page here )
ARTICLE ABOUT OFFICER VESCO AND IKO
STORY ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP, AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LED THEM HERE NOW:
Doing what is right matters to Officer Steven Vesco.
After eight years of patrolling Windsor, Connecticut with K-9 Iko at his side, on February 14 Vesco faced a moral and personal dilemma. Iko was slated to retire on February 16 but two days before, while still on the job, the canine manifested a serious injury, a herniated disc resulting in paralysis of his rear quarter. “Immediately I called the New England Veterinary Center in Windsor,” Vesco said during a February 17 phone interview.
Medication to try and relieve compression of Iko’s spinal cord did not work. Iko was brought to Middletown for a MRI which showed surgery was necessary. Soon Vesco learned the medical care for Iko could amount to thousands of dollars. “We, the doctor and I, discussed euthanasia. But Iko is only 9-years-old. It would have broken my heart,” said Vesco, “The surgeon said Iko’s prognosis was good and I believe he deserves a peaceful retirement.”……..click above to read more
This is Windsor Police Officer Steve Vesco and his K-9 partner Iko. Iko needed a very costly surgery this week. Let’s thank them both for their years of service.
A FUNDRAISER FOR OFFICER VESCO and IKO WILL BE HELD 2/24/17. CLICK ON THE FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION BELOW:
I just found out that my partner, police canine, and beloved family pet, Iko has a herniated disc that paralyzed his rear quarter. He went straight into surgery this morning to repair the disc to relieve the compression off of his spinal cord. We are hoping to raise funds to help pay for Iko’s surgical expenses. Thank you all for your concern, notes and blessings. Our family appreciates your support for Iko’s full recovery.
A SPECIAL FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY, 2/24 AT JIM’S PIZZA, WINDSOR.
PLEASE JOIN US!
CLICK ON THE FLYER TO ENLARGE