Monday, November 30, 2009

Breaking Ground: Local Radio Host Remembers Bono

BOB FM radio personality Sandy Sharkey is a long-time OHS supporter. In fact, she remembers standing in front of Ottawa LCBO outlets in the late 1980's to collect change when there were few other fundraising programs to help the animals at the OHS!

Last month, Sandy and her partner Rob decided to make a pledge to the campaign and chose to name one of the trees that will grace the new facility. The couple will be naming the tree in memory of Bono, an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix adopted from the OHS in 1988. Bono passed away in 1994, but Sandy fondly remembers Bono and wanted to contribute to the campaign in his memory.

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BOB FM radio personality Sandy Sharkey at the 2009 Wiggle Waggle Walkathon.

"He was the perfect dog." says Sandy. "Bono was our best friend and companion, our lives together were filled with fun and adventure, endless road trips and hikes through woods and tall fields. Bono and I could sit together for hours just to watch the sun go down.We so loved our beautiful dog with the one floppy ear. I know first hand how much this community needs a new animal shelter. It is long overdue. We really wanted to support the campaign and remember the best dog in the world at the same time."

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