april is prevention of cruelty to animals month
COURTESY SHARED POST FROM WARWICK ADVERTISER – STRAUS NEWS
Provided photo The staff at Track 7 welcomed the Humane Society and friends to announce the second annual Ribbon Rescue which began April 1.
Pictured in front are Track 7 employees Christy Mills and Carrie Hallahan and their rescues, Beau and Ruger;
second row: Track 7 owner, Eileen Patterson and Humane Society board members Betsy Mitchell and Lisa Notturno;
and in the third row Glenn and Susan Dickes who presented Lisa with a check for $1,000 toward the purchase of an animal transport vehicle.
” This 2nd annual pledge drive encourages community members to contribute supplies and donate funds to help the Warwick Valley Humane Society care for the abused, abandoned and neglected animals who are housed at the shelter off of Kings Highway while waiting for homes.
Pledges starting at $10
Once again,TRACK 7 POSTAL CENTER is teaming up with the Warwick Humane Society by providing a wish list on Ribbon Rescue pledge cards.
Some of the items include a year’s supply of pate cat food, bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels and paper plates just to name a few.
Cash donations are also welcomed with pledges starting at $10.
$1,000 donation At the top of the Humane Society’s wish list is a FORD TRANSIT VEHICLE to replace an aging 2002 pickup truck.
The Ford vehicle will better and more safely enable ANIMAL CONTROL officers to rescue and transport large, often injured and frightened animals to safety and treatment.
Warwick Valley Humane Society supporters GLENN P and SUSAN DICKES have GENEROUSLY offered $1,000 to jump start the effort to obtain a replacement vehicle.
“The newer vehicle is a capital asset which will serve for many years to come,” the Dickes said in the press release announcing the program. “We hope other supporters will join us in making donations toward this worthy goal.”
TWO BOARDS loaded with Ribbon Rescue pledge cards will placed on Main Street on the fence next to Newhard’s and in the Track 7 Postal Center building at 3 Forester Ave.
The community is asked to select a pledge card and return it with a donation to Track 7.
Tradition continued Jim and Eileen Patterson, the new owners at Track 7 are happy to continue the project which was started by Ken and Betsy Mitchell.
“Our family has been rescued by a furry friend from the Warwick Humane Society so we appreciate all that goes into getting those animals ready for their adoptive homes,” the Pattersons said. “This is our way of saying thank you and we know the Warwick community will be generous as always!”
The Warwick Valley Humane Society is a non-profit whose goal is to provide a clean, comfortable safe haven for lost, abandoned, unwanted, abused and neglected animals.
They also offer programs of advocating responsible pet ownership.
Track 7 Postal Center is open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
The shelter is located at 48 Public Works Drive in Warwick.. ”
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