Thank You!

The generosity of the TJO community is unmatched. This page is dedicated to those who have been especially supportive. 

Ride Like an Animal 2019 Wrap Up

07-Sep-2019

The weather was picture perfect for our 11th Annual Ride Like an Animal Motorcycle Run & Car Show which raised an astounding $17,000! 164 bikes and 197 riders came out on Saturday, September 7th in support of local, h..

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Dog Days of Summer at A.W. Brown's

01-Aug-2019

It was the Dog Days of Summer at A.W. Brown's Pet and Garden Store from August 1st through August 18th! Customers purchased a paw print at checkout, wrote their pet's name on them and they were proudly displayed in the s..

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Dogs for a Cause

28-Jul-2019

On Sunday, July 28th, Liliya Brenner, owner of Lily Raven Photography held an event in Forest Park called Dogs for a Cause to benefit the Foundation for TJO Animals. Participants and their pups were treated to a lovely ou..

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Rocky's Love Your Pet - THANK YOU!

02-Feb-2019

The Foundation for TJO Animals sends a heartfelt THANK YOU to our amazing friends at Rocky's Ace Hardware for participating in our Love Your Pet Paw Print fundraiser! Customers who purchased Paw Prints at one of the 8 gre..

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Pappy/Puppy Palooza

01-Dec-2018

The Foundation for TJO Animals would like to thank John & Eileen Biela of Liquors 44 for their thoughtfulness and generosity for hosting the Pappy/Puppy Palooza fundraiser on December 1st! Thank you also to their ..

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Paws for Thanks!

30-Nov-2018

The Foundation for TJO Animals wishes to extend a HUGE thank you to the staff at A.W. Brown’s! For the month of November, customers could purchase a paw print at check out in support of the local, homeless animals at th..

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Giving Tuesday 2018 Thank You!

27-Nov-2018

The Foundation for TJO Animals is truly grateful by the outpouring of generosity on November 27th for Giving Tuesday. This special day is a huge reminder of how lucky the Foundation for TJO Animals and TJO are to have suc..

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Kathy Powers Birthday Fundraiser

03-Nov-2018

On Saturday, November 3rd, Kathy Powers celebrated a milestone and threw herself one heck of a 60th birthday party! In lieu of gifts, she encouraged her guests to donate to the Foundation for TJO Animals in memory of her ..

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Pours-4-Paws 2018

17-Oct-2018

What a night for the animals at TJO! Pours-4-Paws was a HUGE success! The show of support was over and above our expectations, and everyone had a fantastic time. Thank you to Iron Duke Brewing Tin Bridge Brewing and ..

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Wiffle Ball Tournament

09-Sep-2018

The Foundation for TJO Animals was honored to be chosen as recipients of funds raised at a Wiffle Ball Tournament that was held on Sunday, September 9th in memory of Nina M. Tangredi. This event exceeded everyone's expect..

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Foundation Superstars

09-Jun-2018

Saturday June 9th marked the unveiling of the Foundation for TJO Animals Foundation Superstars Wall. This special wall is in memory of Kayla Rae Cherkas Clark, whose love for animals serves as the inspiration in recogniti..

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Pets Rock 2018 Thank You

24-May-2018

From all of us at the Foundation for TJO Animals, seeing all those who came out despite the less than stellar weather, is heartwarming to say the least and we can’t thank you enough for your support! It rained cats ..

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Pucks 'n Paws 2018 Thank You

22-May-2018

The Foundation for TJO Animals extends a huge thank you to the Springfield Thunderbirds for hosting their 2nd Annual Pucks 'n Paws. An incredible 163 dogs came out with their humans to enjoy the night. All proceeds from t..

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Thank You Rocky's 2018!

16-Apr-2018

The Foundation for TJO Animals sends a heartfelt THANK YOU to our amazing friends at Rocky's Ace Hardware for sponsoring our Rocky's Love Your Pet fundraiser! Customers who purchased Paw Prints at one of the 8 great..

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Dress for Animals Day Wrap Up

09-Feb-2018

The Foundation for TJO Animals would like to thank the many businesses and schools who participated in our annual Dress for Animals Day on February 9, 2018. The funds raised in events like these provide lifesaving care t..

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Pawzaar 2017 - What a Day!

07-Dec-2017

WOW, What a day! As you can see, Toto was excited to participate in our 11th Annual Pawzaar Holiday Craft Fair on December 2nd. Thank you ALL for coming out. The weather was perfect and it made for a spectacular d..

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Giving Tuesday 2017 - Thank You!

07-Dec-2017

Thanks to you, Giving Tuesday exceeded our expectations! The Foundation is truly grateful by the outpouring of generosity on November 28th. Giving Tuesday is a huge reminder of how lucky the Foundation for TJO Animals..

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The Newton 15

07-Dec-2017

Good things happen when the community comes together. When the Newton 15 dogs arrived at the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center in such deplorable condition, like you, we were heartbroken. With you..

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Putting For Paws 2017

01-Nov-2017

The Foundation for TJO Animals wishes to thank Dave's Soda and Pet City for raising $9,000 from their 3rd Annual Putting for Paws. We are truly grateful to Dave and his staff for their ongoing, tremendous support. Th..

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Dana's Grillroom Thank You!

11-Oct-2017

Thank you to all who came out to support the Foundation for TJO Animals for Dining for a Cause at Dana's Grillroom on Wendesday, October 11th. We had a great turnout and the food was delicious!! Special thanks to Dana..

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Valley Gives 2017 Wrap Up

01-Jun-2017

The Foundation for TJO Animals would like to thank all of our amazing supporters for their overwhelming generosity on Valley Gives Day. The community never ceases to amaze and because of each and everyone of you Valley G..

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Pucks N' Paws Night

07-Apr-2017

What a GREAT night we had celebrating Pucks N' Paws night at the Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game. Thank you to all the folks at the Thunderbirds who hosted this special evening that benefited the Foundation for T..

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Thank You Rocky's

07-Apr-2017

We would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to our friends at Rocky's for hosting another Rocky's Love Your Pet fundraiser. Friends that shopped at one of the 8 greater Springfield area Rocky's between January 28th and Februa..

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Dress for Animals Day Thank You

04-Apr-2017

The Foundation for TJO Animals would like to thank the many businesses and schools that participated in our Dress For Animals Day this year!! The funds raised in events like these provide life-saving care to cats, dog..

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Our Foundation Friends

28-Apr-2016

The Foundation for TJO Animals would like to thank our very special friends Jonathan Hall & Toto the Tornado Kitten for their endless support and generosity. Not only do Jonathan and Toto stop by the Foundation o..

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