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Lulu’s Rescue Embarks on The Summer of L.O.V.E.
Summer of L.O.V.E program launches with a 3-week long children’s summer camp.
Bucks County, Pa. – June 04, 2012 – Lulu’s Rescue, an all-volunteer animal rescue organization, is launching its L.O.V.E program starting this summer, with a 3-week long Foster Camp that will run from Friday, June 29 through Saturday, July 21, 2012. The camp is for children ages 8 to 12 years old and is designed to promote volunteerism, bring families together for a common cause and save animal lives.
Lulu’s will pair each child and family with an appropriate foster dog or cat who suits their lifestyle. The camp will then combine at-home projects that each child can do with their foster pet, as well as offer trips to local sites for arts and crafts, music, humane education and more. Included in the planned activities are art classes taught by local artist Susan Roseman and music workshops conducted by the School of Rock in Doylestown.
“This camp is meant to be an enrichment experience that will teach children qualities such as compassion, empathy and responsibility that will stay with them for life,” said Lulu’s Rescue founder Michele Armstrong. “Teaching children to be faithful, kind stewards of homeless animals, as well as teaching them art, music and humane education, is a rewarding and enriching experience like no other.”
Lulu’s Rescue usually finds homes for its foster animals within about three weeks, which is the length of commitment to fostering that the program requires. The dogs and cats selected for the fostering program have been pulled from high-kill shelters where they have virtually no chance of survival. They have been temperament tested, are of all breeds and ages, and are matched with a foster home whose lifestyle seems most suitable for the animal’s personality. Puppies, kittens, adult dogs and adult cats are all in need of fostering until adopters can be found.
“We call it the summer of L.O.V.E., which stands for Lulu’s Outreach Volunteer Experiences,” Armstrong said. “While the camp is designed for children 8 to 12 years old, the program can benefit all kinds of families and we are happy to work with any family that wants to use fostering to teach the value of volunteering, positively influencing a community and helping to solve the homeless pet crisis. We can tailor our fostering experiences to any family’s needs.”
Information about Lulu’s Rescue Foster Camp:Foster Camp is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee for the 3-week program is $150 per camper. Lulu’s Rescue will financially support all foster animal needs once an adoptable pet is placed into a foster home, so there is no additional cost to participating families.
Contact: Kristin Lauersen, director of adoption and community outreach