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Save animals Vegas style

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  You can help save animals in Valdosta this weekend, Vegas style.

The Humane Society's Animal Cruelty Task Force hosts "Casino Night" to help raise money to treat at risk animals.

You can play black jack, craps, roulette, and slot machines for the cause.

This is patch now. This is a photo when she was first found. She had an infected eye and was covered in oil and mud. Her eye had to be removed.

The animal shelter picked her up and with the help of the Animal Cruelty Task Program she's healthy.

"She's just a joy the sweetest dog that you could imagine, quiet," said foster parent Richard Olphie. "She just wants to be with you all the time."

The ACT program is holding a casino style fundraiser Saturday to help animals like Patch and Champ.

Champ, a german shephard was a stray for at least two weeks. He's a work in progress.

"It's my passion, to be honest with you," said Melissa Alderman with the ACT program. "I get more joy from a wag of tail and kisses from the animal than anything else, so it really is my passion."

The program is able to get some discounts from veterinarian but medical treatment is still expensive. You can help by attending "Casino Night" this weekend or by giving a donation which will go a long way in rescuing animals.

Both Champ and Patch are up for adoption.

In the past six months, the Animal Cruelty Task Program has helped about 200 animals.

"Casino Night" is Saturday at Saint John's Catholic Church. It's from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Call Melissa Alderman at (229) 460-2954.

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