The Town of Gilbert presented the "Spirit of Giving Award" to Jim and Deana Kilgos with Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona last week. Mayor John Lewis presented the 12Ks of Christmas "Spirit of Giving" to recognize efforts given to help animals. The award was sponsored by Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
The Kilgoses have devoted time, money and their home to saving these blind and/or deaf Australian shepherd dogs and finding them new homes. They have also been tireless in educating people about the repercussions of Merle-to-Merle breeding - how it results in so many blind and/or deaf dogs, called "lethal whites" because they are typically put to death by breeders.
For more information about Amazing Aussies, see www.amazingaussies.com.