Dr. Trevor Ashley (left), owner of Lake Shore Pet Hospital, recently welcomed two special guests who were visiting on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue – board member Dan Wuertzer and Scooby – who accepted a $2,500 donation from Ashley to support their organization, one of several rescue/adoption nonprofits that Lake Shore Pet Hospital supports. With a goal of ensuring all pets in the community are cared for, Ashley formed the Friends of Lake Shore Pets Charitable Trust, and last year alone, he donated more than $10,000 worth of products and services to animal rescue groups. To put into perspective the significant cost that rescue groups face, Ashley explained that the average vet fees, including heartworm and flea/tick prevention, amount to approximately $145. If the dog has to be kenneled for a month, that’s another $600. This doesn’t even take into account the dogs that need spay/neuter surgeries, have health problems, or are not placed right away – all while the rescue groups try to keep adoption fees low.