Calling all animal lovers; fundraiser for TWICE rescued lab

 Valé is currently recovering from extensive injuries after being dragged over 5 miles on pavement. Courtesy photo

Valé is currently recovering from extensive injuries after being dragged over 5 miles on pavement. Courtesy photo

Calling all animal lovers. Make tracks to the Washington coast Saturday, March 3 to help raise funds for this precious pup who is suffering through no fault of her own and, please, always transport pets humanely. 

Harbor Rescue will hold a pet portrait fundraiser at Westport Winery Garden Resort on Saturday, March 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Valé, a special dog with extra needs. Valé (pronounced "volley") is a beautiful young Lab mix.  She was brought to the attention of Harbor Rescue in 2017 when she had been hit by a car and needed help.

More recently, Valé was placed in the back of a pickup tethered by a long leash. At some point she jumped or fell out of the truck and was dragged over five miles on pavement. Her injuries left her with no skin on her belly, thighs, both inside and outside, and feet. Her front toenails were ground down to the bone.

Valé has been surrendered to Harbor Rescue and has undergone four surgeries to save her legs and feet. In an effort to offset Valé's mounting veterinary bills, Harbor Rescue and Merrill Photography, in conjunction with Westport Winery, are holding this fundraiser.

You are invited to bring your (somewhat) well-behaved, leashed pets to the patio at Westport Winery for personalized portraits with your pooch by Marcy Merrill. There will also be a few choice items up for grabs via donation. A portion of the proceeds from the winery’s raspberry chocolate wine, Red Sky at Night, benefits Harbor Rescue.

Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

**Taken from original Westport Winery press release