Saukville nonrofit group Tailwaggers 911 has matched nearly 1,000 dogs with new families since 2007.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sarah McCraw
Saturday, January 21, 2012
A true passion and love for dogs is what drives Dawn Boeselager's enthusiasm for making sure she can help as many rescue dogs as possible. Boeselager, founder of Tailwaggers 911, has fostered dogs with other rescue organizations and often found that the hardest part of the process was that — no matter how long she housed a dog — they were suddenly taken away once they were adopted. "That was hard on me, so I put my head together and I started this rescue," she said. Boeselager founded Tailwaggers 911 out of her Saukville home in 2007. Since then, nearly 1,000 adoptions have been completed. Tailwaggers 911 has a partnership with the Habersham Animal Shelter out of Clarksville, GA. Organizers from both groups meet in Louisville, KY, to …
Sussex grandfather's passion rewarded with major grant from Ball Corporation.
Although he’s a 63-year-old grandfather with a full-time job, Greg Stromberg discovered a problem that just couldn’t be ignored. It all started after the Sussex resident of 25 years attended a national conference in Chicago, along with every major can manufacturer in the world. A man took to the stage and asked, “What are you doing to help people in developing countries?” “The serious part is there are children dying every 15 seconds,” Stromberg said. “Having nine grandchildren — and I get pretty choked up about this – to think there are children dying right now as I’m drinking my coffee. That’s a problem.” That moment in Chicago was when Stromberg decided something needed to be done. As a professional in the canning industry, he developed…