Assistant Manager Dodie Welch of the Vine Grove Family Dollar was thrilled to announce yesterday that ALL the pet angels on our Angel Tree had been claimed! Dodie, pictured at right, proudly shows off the tree now empty of angels.
Generous patrons and customers, as well as many of the Family Dollar employees, all pitched in to claim an ornament with a picture and name of a homeless ARC pet, to buy and donate cat food, dog food, kitty litter, dog and cat toys and treats!
“I love helping these babies out,” Dodie says. “It sure does my heart good to see all the angels gone from this tree. It makes me want to tear up and cry.” Dodie picked up some more goodies for the pets at the Animal Refuge Center, and has pledged a monthly donation to help our homeless pets, wherever needed.
If YOU want to do the same, just send your donation to Animal Refuge Center, PO Box 400, Vine Grove, KY 40175-0400. You will be placed on our mailing list so you can receive our newsletters and updates on all things ARC!
A big shoutout of thanks to Family Dollar Manager Bethany Claywell, Dodie, Patricia, Ruby, Donnie and all the fine people who did their part to enrich the lives of homeless pets this Christmas!
The SEASON OF GIVING is upon us once again! After more than 25 years of saving lives in Hardin County, we never fail to be touched by the generosity of our community all throughout the year. As everyone involved in animal rescue knows, Need knows NO season, but that special outpouring of love and support we get each and every year fills us with joy, and hope that the coming year will find us best equipped to save more lives and find more homeless pets Forever Homes than ever before!
Please make every effort to support these local businesses who have pledged Angel Trees to help us collect food, toys and supplies for the homeless pets in our care! These businesses have big, generous hearts, and when you help us, you help them, too. And when you help them, you help us, which is even better. Need our Wish List?
Cat Treats, Kitty Litter, Cat Toys, Dog Food, Canned Food, Dog Toys. Cleaning supplies, towels and blankets are also welcome to make these homeless pets’ holiday merry and bright. If you must make a cash donation, please rather write a check to The Animal Refuge Center and mail it to PO Box 400, Vine Grove, KY, 40175-0400 or make a secure donation to ARC here directly on our website.
Unable to volunteer at The Animal Refuge Center but wish you could do more? YOU CAN! Please consider joining our Sponsor Program, where you can pledge a monthly amount for as many pets as you are able to provide for, a pledge of love and support that goes on and on! All you have to do is click the Sponsor button below to learn all about our Sponsor Program, with detailed instructions if you have never done this online. Whether you choose to support one of our Pets For Adoption until they find their Forever Home, or browse the slideshow of unadoptable pets on our Sponsor Page to select the Sponsor Pet that tugs at your heart, your decision is a gift that saves more lives than you’ll ever know. For becoming a Sponsor, you will be mailed a photo and the story of your chosen sponsor pet. Or, if you want to help but can’t afford to make a long-time commitment, go to our Donation page (or click that big Donate button below), and know that in whatever way you are able to give, you have saved a life.
Peace and love and joy to each and every one of you this holiday season!