As the program assistant for the Petfinder.com Foundation, I get to experience many events for animal welfare. One of my most exciting events will be starting today: This morning I will be flying into Charleston, WV, to be part of an outreach program with Animal Lifeline.
The Petfinder.com Foundation and Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. are funding the trip with a $25,000 grant to Animal Lifeline, which sends student volunteers to animal shelters that have major rehabbing projects to be done. Learn more about the West Virginia trip and all the participating shelters here.
This trip will provide much-needed aid to the three shelters we will be visiting. For example, the Ritchie County Humane Society suffered a devastating fire in January. While there, we will focus on repairs to the remaining shelter structure to help increase the quality of life for all the shelter’s animals until the new shelter is built. We’ll also be building a memorial garden in honor of the large loss of life that is still weighing so heavily on the staff and volunteers.
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