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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Leech Lake Legacy partners with Bloomington Subaru Partner to 'Share the Love'

Lula Belle, LLL's ambassador dog

Leech Lake Legacy and Bloomington Subaru Partner to “Share the Love” for  Homeless Pets  
December 7, 2013 event to raise awareness about homeless animals on Native American reservations with art, stories and furry tails

Bloomington, Minn. November 18,  2013Leech Lake Legacy will join the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Subaru of America for the annual year-end Subaru “Share the Love” event and celebration, which kicks off November 21, 2013 and runs through January 2, 2014. Leech Lake Legacy assists Indian Reservations with programs to help spay and neuter pets, administer wellness veterinary care, gather and transport adoptable dogs and cats and implement sustainable infrastructures for their own animals.
Bart (from Red Lake) - ambassador for "rez" dogs
As part of this national effort, Leech Lake Legacy and Bloomington Subaru will team up on December 7, 2013 from 11AM to 3PM at the Bloomington-based dealership. The Bloomington Subaru/Leech Lake Legacy Share the Love event will include highlights of the Native American experience with a special display of Ojibwe art and compelling stories of rescued Reservation (“Rez”) dogs. In addition, Lula Belle, am ambassador dog from Leech Lake Reservation, and Bart, an ambassador dog originally from Red Lake Reservation will be on hand to greet guests.  A drawing for an Ojibwe artwork will be held and guests will also receive unique giveaways to commemorate the event.

Bloomington Subaru/Leech Lake Legacy Share the Love Event

Bloomington Subaru, 7801 Lyndale Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55420

Saturday, December 7, 2013. 11AM-3PM

For every new Subaru purchased or leased during the “Share the Love” event, Subaru donates $250 to the owner’s choice of participating charities, one of which is ASPCA.  A majority of the ASPCA’s “Share the Love” donation is targeted for distribution as grants to animal welfare organizations. Leech Lake Legacy is pleased to be a recipient of one of these grants.

Resources are scarce for pet owners and residents of Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. The number of stray and surrendered dogs and cats needing to be re-homed is staggering," said Jenny Fitzer, Program Director for Leech Lake Legacy. "Residents care deeply for their animals but often lack the resources to provide for them. Programs like Share the Love help us expand our capabilities on the Reservation including additional spay/neuter clinics,  transportation of dogs and cats to partner shelters/rescues to be re-homed and outreach and education for the residents.  This helps improve the quality of life for dogs and cats on the Reservation.”

For more information about Leech Lake Legacy and this event, please visit www.leechlakelegacy.org To learn more about the “Share the Love” campaign, visit www.aspca.org/subaru. To find out about Bloomington Subaru visit www.bloomingtonsubaru.com

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