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Animal hospital manager Candice Bhatia feeds Kohly Hawkins’s and Taylor Jewett’s dog Bentley one of the frozen yogurt dog treats from the sale.
Animal Hospital Holds “Barke” Sale in Fairfax for Dogs and Kids
Donations go to medical research for cancer patients
The VCA Animal Hospital hosted a fund-raising “barke” sale on May 26 via the Canines-N-Kids Foundation. The foundation hopes to use the donations to further cancer research for children by studying cancer diseases in canines.
Candice Bhatia, the animal hospital manager and Dr. Donna Koch, the associate veterinarian, both organized the sale after learning about the Canine-N-Kids Foundation.
“The team did a great job putting it together. Dr. Koch was really the driver behind it. She signed up and did everything with the hospital,” said Bhatia.
“Candice does a lot of work. She does a lot of baking, and I liked to bake…” Dr. Koch said.
“We shared the same passion of baking,” Bhatia added with a laugh.
For the first sale in what the staff hopes to be a recurring event, the donation goal was set at $50. By the end of the day, the bake sale reaped $65. Dr. Koch donated the goal amount plus $25 to Canines-N-Kids for a total of $75, and the remaining $15 was donated to Veterans Moving Forward, a local charity devoted to training service dogs for veterans.