Hawkeye & Friends Rescue takes in dogs needing care


IMLAY CITY — Last month, Cathy Schenk and Sue Taylor of the Imlay City Eagles 4082 Ladies Auxiliary presented a $250 donation to Hawkeye & Friends Dog Rescue & Sanctuary.

Mike Jacopelli of Hawkeye and Friends responded to the Eagles’ support and generosity with the following message on Facebook.

“The dogs were happy to see Cathy and Sue,” the message said. “These two kind ladies were troopers as they received some muddy spray from the dogs’ paws when they jumped up to say, “hi.”

Imlay City’s Hawkeye & Friends Dog Rescue & Sanctuary on E. Imlay City Rd. was the recent beneficiary of a substantial donation from the Imlay City Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #4082.

“With all the rain lately, there are lots of puddles and mud around here,” the message continued. “Cathy, Sue and all the members of the Imlay City Eagles 4082 Ladies Auxiliary, thank you for thinking of the dogs and thank you for your generous donation.”

The Eagles Auxiliary members responded in kind.

“We are very proud to be able to help,” they said, “as we Eagles are not just people helping people, but helping the causes of what people do for our community.”

Non-profit sanctuary

Jacopelli noted that Hawkeye & Friends is a non-profit dog sanctuary that saves and cares for dogs that are old, unwanted and/or in need of care.

The sanctuary was started and continues today for that purpose. “Too many beautiful and wonderful dogs need a safe place to live; a place where their days are filled with running, playing or just lying around and taking it easy,” he said.

“It’s a place where they can spend the rest of their lives and get all the love and care they need and deserve.”

Regardless of how large or small, young or old, or whether or not they are in good health, Hawkeye & Friends saves and cares for dogs nobody else wants.

“These are dogs passed up for adoption at county shelters; dogs that most other rescues won’t take of because they are too hard to adopt because they are old, have a handicap, medical problem or behavior issue.

“With just a little extra attention and lots of love, dogs can come here and spend the rest of their lives. This is their forever home.

“Hawkeye & Friends has changed the lives of hundreds of dogs,” Jacopelli continued. “We survive solely on donations from people who love animals.

“With your support you can be part of a wonderful change in the lives of so many sweet, sassy, smart, not-so-smart, laid back, not-so-laid back, quiet, not-so-quiet, well-behaved, and not-so-well-behaved; but all incredible dogs.

“Your support will help Hawkeye & Friends continue our never-ending mission.”

Hawkeye & Friends Rescue is located at 8970 E. Imlay City Rd.

To make a donation, or for further information, call the sanctuary at 810-417-3321, or email hawkeyesrescue@yahoo.com

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.