dado2In October, 2009, Dr. Shari Lyons lost her father, Dave Albert, to a brief illness. Dave had been a significant force in Dr. Shari’s life, not only as a father, but as a mentor and lover of animals. As a young man, Dave had considered being a veterinarian, but was guided instead to a career in engineering.

His love for pets never waned as evidenced by the many animal related pursuits he enjoyed. His assistance was immeasurable with his children’s dog washing business and as the children grew, he continued as a dog trainer for the Pike Township 4-H program. After retiring from GM, he started his own business grooming dogs and cats and providing “do it yourself” grooming facilities. His own dogs and cats gave him so much joy he was never without a Max or Bailey story.

In honor of her father, Dr. Shari has created the Dave Albert Defense of (DADO) Animals Fund. This fund is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of local homeless and needy pets. These funds will stay in Boone county and one hundred percent of the money donated will go to discounted services provided by the Zionsville Country Veterinary Clinic.

Donations can be made for any reason, but many of the initial donations were made in Dave’s honor and in memory of beloved pets. Dave Albert had a tender heart and was often moved by the same brown eyes the Dave Albert Memorial Fund intends to protect. Although he will always be missed, Dr. Shari is sure he would be proud to know that animals in need were being helped in his memory.

Thank you for helping homeless animals receive medical care! If you would like to donate to our DADO Fund and help animals in need, please click on the Paypal link below. Thank you!