A Cause for Paws

Leadership Burbank’s Class of 2024 is currently raising funds for their class project: “A Cause for Paws – Giving Burbank’s Animals a New Leash On Life.” The mission of the project is to transform the Burbank Animal Shelter into a better facility for the animals in their care. Proceeds donated will help with exterior renovations, including a dog run and an extra adoption area…allowing animals to get more play and exercise, and more families to come meet them at the same time!

The mission of Leadership Burbank is to identify, educate, and motivate current and emerging leaders in Burbank to develop ideas and solutions that make Burbank a strong, sustainable, and vibrant community. More than twenty-five years ago, Leadership Burbank was founded by the City of Burbank, Burbank Unified School District and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce to build a better Burbank. Leadership programs are developed to provide educational and motivational curriculum for current and emerging leaders to enhance their personal and professional skills, gain a deeper understanding of community dynamics, and build a network of colleagues and associates throughout the city. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information about Leadership Burbank, go to http://leadershipburbank.org.

The facility enhancements including the addition of a dog run and a new play yard will provide not only much needed exercise – and time outside of kennels – but also help with socializing the animals. This will also help lead to adoption, as exercise and socialization reduce undesirable behaviors, such as pacing, barking and aggression. A happier, less hyperactive dog has a higher chance of permanent adoption. And these happier animals will get a chance to meet potential families more often with the additional adoption area.

A pet-friendly fundraiser, benefitting the project, will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank from 10am-2pm. The event will include:

* Chance to bid in a silent auction
* Love 4 Pets art gallery
* Fun games
* Swag for every donation of $30 or more
* Meet and greet opportunities with adoptable animals
* Pet-related Vendors
* Food trucks

For more information on the project, go to www.leadershipburbank.org/acauseforpaws. To learn how to become a sponsor at the event, click http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ACauseforPaws.