Couple Renews Marriage Vows at Animal Rescue
Jay Dean and Tiffany Lee Williamson of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA have been married 25 years and are visiting Las Vegas to renew their marriage vows. Avid animal lovers and rescuers, they want to celebrate their anniversary with the sound of barking dogs in the background. "We looked into hiring a minister or using one of the many chapels in Las Vegas, but we'd rather just donate the money to an animal rescue and save more lives," said Williamson. The couple plans to open a sanctuary for senior dogs when they retire.
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system. Through a variety of programs such as Kendall's Kupboard (a pet food pantry), and Solutions over Surrenders which gives pet owners access to resources like training, financial assistance, and more, Hearts Alive aims to keep pets in their original homes whenever possible. They also provide Humane Education to youth groups throughout the valley, and assist Veterans with emotional support animals through their Charlie Mike program. "Thousands of animals are killed in the Las Vegas valley shelters each year," said Christy Stevens, founder of Hearts Alive Village, "For us, it has to be about more than the rescue." To date, HAVLV has rescued almost 1400 dogs and cats (and the occasional bunny).
The ceremony will be held at the Hearts Alive Village Adoption Center and Pet Store (1750 S. Rainbow Blvd # 4) at 6 pm on Tuesday the 23rd. Sheryl Green, Director of Communications and Cuddling, will officiate and the ceremony will be witnessed by several fosters and volunteers of the organization... along with their dogs. String Bean, a pit bull mix with an untreatable heart condition, will act as ring bearer. "This will make the perfect addition to her Bucket List," said Stevens.
In 2017, Green officiated a Chihuahua wedding to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Chi of Hearts, the rescue's Chihuahua specific. "Love is love," said Green. "My favorite part of this is how our rescue community has come together to celebrate and support people that we've never met... just because they are committed to saving animal's lives."
For more information, contact Sheryl Green at (702) 885-4309 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.havlv.com for more information regarding the rescue.
The mission of Hearts Alive Village is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system.
Hearts Alive Village