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Local Non-Profit That Helps Needy Pet Owners in Need of Donations

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Susan Reabe started her non-profit for pets by baking homemade dog biscuits, selling them, and using the money to buy food for pets in need. From that, H.O.P.E was born; Helping Owners with Pet Expenses. Their pet food pantry has donated more than 2,000 pounds of food, and the organization has helped more than 200 animals with veterinary care; but, they themselves have fallen on hard times, having to turn pet owners who need help with vet bills away for at least the next two weeks.

They run primarily on private donations and fundraisers. Their pantry is also pretty bare. The non-profit says it's crucial that they're able to help because pet owners could end up losing a part of their family.

For Reabe, helping pets in need is something she's passionate about, but she needs the resources to continue.

H.O.P.E is holding a raffle right now to raise money; prizes vary from a laptop to a Canon digital camera. Tickets are $5.00, and they can be purchased at The Dog Bakery in Traverse City, The Dog House Doggie Daycare on Woodmere, Bay Area Pet hospital, and East Bay Animal Hospital in Acme. The drawing will be on November 30th at Bay Area Pet Hospital -- you don't need to be present to win.

Reporting in Traverse City, Sara Simnitch, and Photojournalist, Jeff Blevins.

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