TENAFLY, NJ — A brother and sister duo are crafting jewelry to help PetResQ Inc. of Tenafly stay afloat in its effort to rescue pets.
Daniel Danzger, a tenth grader at Tenafly High School and his sister Georgia, an eighth grader at Solomon Schecter School are crafting and selling bracelets as a fundraiser for PetResQ Inc.
“We got an email from the organization that they were temporarily not taking in more animals, so we decided to help them out with the cuffs,” Georgia said.
At the "Woofstock" earlier this month, they raised over $500. They're looking to raise another $500 by selling the cuffs and additional accessories such as men’s necklaces.
“We wanted to give back to PetResQ in a way that people could express themselves,” said Daniel.After investing much of their own money for supplies, the duo sold nearly thre dozen bracelets. All of the profits help pay for vaccinations, medical bills and supplies.
The two became passionate about the cause after adopting Cous Cous, a 5-year-old mix from Louisiana in 2012, after spotting the pooch's picture of the dog at a vendor table during a street fair.
Daniel assists with cutting metal for each silver- or copper-stamped bracelet. Georgia adds symbols, pets’ names, and other designs.
"They’re amazing kids," said Robyn Urman, a hairdresser who has been operating PetResQ Inc. for more than 30 years. "I never asked them to help. They surprised me with this.
"I hope they inspire many others to volunteer - no matter what the cause."
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