Lisa Hilas, Executive Director of Saving Gracie, an Angel Fund for Pets, talks about the Howl-Oh-Ween Virtual Pet Purrade with KUIC’s John Young! Listen to find out all of the amazing prizes you could win such as 2 roundtrip airline tickets on Southwest with free parking at Park ‘n Fly in San Francisco or Oakland, 2 nights at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a night at the Chaminade Resort and Spa, wine tasting at Soquel Vineyards.
If your pet receives the most votes in the most adorable, funniest, creative pet costume, or the best photo caption prizes will be awarded to you from our friends at Ace Hardware in Vacaville, Erica Marie’s, Pawsh Place Veterinary Center and Boutique, and more!
Lisa Hilas is the business owner and CEO of Saving Gracie, an angel fund for Pets that’s saved countless of fur babies for families that couldn’t afford surgery costs. She is an incredible business woman and an unstoppable force that doesn’t take no for an answer. We chat about vulnerability in business, retiring at 44 after getting diagnosed with a rare retinal disease,
“I feel like this is my love story to the community.” That’s what Lisa Hilas says about the decision to start her non-profit, Saving Gracie. Saving Gracie is an angel fund for pets. Lisa named the organization after her 3-year-old mini Australian Shepherd but it was the tragic loss of a childhood pet in an accident that led her to the creation of the non-profit. Many pet owners are faced with the heartbreak of euthanizing their pet simply because they cannot afford medical care. Lisa realized that there were many animals in Solano County who could survive if their families only had the money to pay for their treatment.
Thank you to Caroline, the students of Armijo High and everyone who helped organize Walk Pets 4 Pets!
Thank you so much for coming to and supporting the inaugural Walk Pets 4 Pets! Thanks to your generosity we raised over $1500! We gave all our proceeds evenly between the Solano County Animal Shelter, SPCA of Solano County, Solano Wildlife Center and Saving Gracie Rescue. The animals being saved by these groups are thankful! Time to make an even bigger difference next year! – Caroline Chouinard