Fundraiser for Nip & Tuck begins today

Jackie Grant, Kim Stewart (past board member of Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue in Westfield, Barb Tompsett, Fran Sliwinski, LeeAnne Cogdill, Joan Leopold, Barbara Sam and B.J. Swansfeger have created the Steger Memorial Nip & Tuck Fund. The group has partnered with the NCCR board. The mission of the Nip & Tuck Fund is to provide needed financial assistance for dog owners to spay or neuter their animals. This fund is only for residents of Chautauqua County.

The Fund was created as an endowment and lasting memorial to the late Jeanne and Bruce Steger of Fredonia. Before Jeanne and Bruce passed, they were an integral part of the group, contributing in various ways to provide love and care for the dogs.

Group members are very active in the community. With their dogs, they visit local nursing homes and do demonstrations at community events.

The Nip & Tuck Fund first fundraiser is the sale of a beautiful porcelain ornament, designed and made in the United States by a mother-and-daughter-owned business. The ornaments will sell for $15. All proceeds will be dedicated to the Nip & Tuck Fund. This is a great gift for any dog lover.

The group will be at the Fredonia Farmers’ Market on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to stop by for more information on the Nip & Tuck Fund, to purchase an ornament or to visit with the dogs.

Nip & Tuck ornaments may also be purchased at: The Studio, 427 Central Ave., Dunkirk; Box Monkey, 3792 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk; Petmor, 3974 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk; Herbs for Life, 69 W. Main St., Fredonia; Fredonia Animal Hospital, 10049 Route. 60, Fredonia; Soapy Paws, E. Main St., Fredonia; The Cakery, 24 W. Main St., Fredonia; The Village Veterinary Hospital, 13 Elm St., Westfield and NCCR, 7540 N. Gale St., Westfield. The group extends a special thank you to these businesses.

For further information or an application for assistance from the Steger Memorial Nip & Tuck Fund, contact Kim Stewart. The email is niptuckfund@gmail.com or call NCCR at 326-7297 to leave a message.

Nip & Tuck hopes to reduce the number of unwanted dogs in Chautauqua County.