Dr. Bob Lorinser and Bentley Ray
I am excited to be asked to participate in the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s “Home for the Holidays Kennel Lock-Up Fundraiser.” The Lorinsers are passionate about pet adoption and supporting the efforts of UPAWS. I value its mission to care for homeless, unwanted, abandoned, or abuse domestic animals.
Peggy and I have partnered with dogs for decades until we left to go overseas to serve with the State Department. Most of our pets have come from UPAWS-like places. Throughout our marriage, we have taken in three dogs and one stray kitten. We thank adoption organizations for the enjoyment our pets bring to our children. I say we “partnered with dogs” and not “owned” because they are genuinely part of our family.
We are proud to offer our services as grandparents to our childrens’ dogs, one of which arrived from UPAWS, Bentley Ray, who many know. Bentley is featured in two of these fundraisers because my family is competitive, and I intend to raise more funds for this great organization than my son and daughter-in-law. Bentley loves me more anyway. I encourage donors to contribute to both but give us a little bit more. 🙂
Keep up the excellent work!