Thursday, March 18, 2010

HRD Goes to the Dogs

Houston Roller Derby chose Friends of Moose to be the official charity of the 2010 season opener bout. The unique nonprofit accepts donations in order to assist pet owners who cannot afford expensive emergency veterinarian examinations or treatments.

Gwen Flager founded the charity in honor of Moose, pictured at left, who was euthanized days after being diagnosed with a painful cancer that had severely damaged the blood vessels surrounding his heart.

"To arrive at this diagnosis and monitor Moose's response to emergency treatment was expensive," Flager states in the nonprofit's mission statement. "What happens to the animals whose owners don't have the money to pay for emergency consultation? What happens when the treatment becomes too expensive? I wondered what I could do to help."

Now, thanks to Flager's vision, those who cannot afford expensive veterinary treatments in the greater Houston area can get assistance from Friends of Moose.

Houston Roller Derby skaters LOVE their pets! Just to name a few, Carmen Geddit of the Pysch Ward Sirens has two adorable dachshunds named Rockett and Bullett, pictured
at right. Bobituary of the Bayou City Bosses has a cute rescue mutt named Waylon, and Sexy Sniper of the Brawlers has a handsome boxer mix named Zorro. Since we all know what it's like to fall in puppy love, we're donating a portion of the proceeds from Saturday's bout to Friends of Moose.

To donate or get more information, visit


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