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Twelve years ago, Klara adopted this beautiful boy from the Humane Society of the Black Hills. (See his full story here). She named him Lester, and he was her very best friend. He was the inspiration for the founding of Happy Tails Haven. We lost him in April 2016 to cancer. Klara continues to grieve over his crossing the Rainbow Bridge and always will. 

She wanted to find a way to remember Lester because he was the inspiration for the important work we do. She was inspired to form the Lester Memorial Fund. Each year we will run a campaign, from January 1st to April 30, to obtain donations to this fund. In January of each year, we will announce the local organization we are collecting for. In May of each year, we will present a check, of the funds collected, to that local animal welfare organization. 

This is in keeping with our mission of collaborating with other like organizations. If you have a beloved pet who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and would like to donate to this fund in their memory, please click the donate button. Indicate that this donation if for the Lester Memorial Fund. All donations are greatly appreciated and will go to further the important work that Lester inspired.

Donation links will be added soon.

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