Hundreds join Toffee the puppy's thank you party
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It was a Toffee party Friday night. People flocked to Mad Malts in Huntsville to see the famous deaf puppy.
At the celebration, A New Leash on Life staff thanked the community for all of their support and talked about the sweet pup's plans for the future.
Toffee has her own beer named after her and all of this attention has brought awareness to the task at hand which is adoption.
"Many, many bonds have been created through this experience and much awareness and money has been raised for homeless pets around the world just because of this incident," said A New Leash on Life director Debbie Dodd.
Hundreds of people stopped by Mad Malts Brewing to get their picture taken and pet Toffee. She now has her forever home but hopes this support will help other rescue pets find homes too.
"Just think, if this many people jumped in to save one little life there is hope that we can reach our goal to save all of the homeless pets by 2025 and that's our goal," Dodd added.
Toffee captured the hearts of so many after being stuck underground for nearly 32 hours.
"Just everyone in that building was just on their phones or their laptops watching that news coverage just obsessed with it, so after the dog was saved, this is a perfect moment to do something like this and while the attention is on this subject, raise money for a good cause," said local artist Dustin Timbrook.
- Deaf puppy rescued from 50-foot hole in south Huntsville
- 50-foot hole that trapped Toffee covered
- Toffee T-shirts commemorate Huntsville history
- Toffee adopted by one of her rescuers
The artist who created the T-shirt design got to present A New Leash on Life with a giant check of close to $3,000.
A New Leash on Life has seen more volunteers and foster families after Toffee's rescue to help more pets in need.
"We have a new project called Hobbes House and we are going to unveil pretty soon and it's going to allow us to save 50 percent more lives than what we are currently saving," said Dodd.
Toffee plans to be a therapy dog visiting hospitals and schools.
If you missed out on all the fun Friday night there is another event Saturday morning at Zoom Indoor Cycling in Huntsville starting at 10:30 a.m. This will again help A New Leash on Life.
Nilla is the only sibling still up for adoption. Contact A New Leash on Life if you are interested.
Toffee T-shirts can still be ordered online as well.
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