Thursday, March 19, 2015
Contact: Jodi Hamilton, Community Relations & Education Specialist
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, 260-427-5508
Teens Rally to Help Homeless Animals
Student members of the Animal Care Teen (ACT) program at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control will gather together on Saturday, March 21st, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to conduct a special Stuff the Whisker Wag’n service event. Their goal is to collect much needed canned food for homeless shelter dogs and cats. ACT students decided on the project after learning that, in total 6,340 lost and homeless felines and 4,518 canines were sheltered at Animal Care & Control last year.
Citizens are asked to drop off canned food suitable for cats, kittens, puppies and dogs to help the shelter prepare for spring litters and homeless strays. Dry food is not needed at this time. For those who donate a case of canned pet food, they will be thanked with a coupon for a free frozen lemonade from Chick-fil-A or a free dessert from McDonalds supplies last. The Whisker Wag’n will be parked in the Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control parking lot located at 3020 Hillegas Road. Rain or shine, teens will eagerly await donations for this greatly needed event.
The Animal Care Teen program in its 29th year offers youth who are ages 13-17 an opportunity to learn about animal related careers, develop leadership skills, and to ACT for animals through service work.
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