Humane Society, Walgreen’s team up for homeless animalsPublished 3:52pm Friday, October 18, 2013
By Angie Long
The Butler County Humane Society/Second Chance Rescue is purring with satisfaction over the recent Harvest Time Celebration sponsored by Walgreen’s of Greenville.
The event, held Oct. 12, garnered the non-profit organization more than $500 through pet photo and T-shirt sales and additional donations. Customers also donated pet supplies and pet food from the “wish list” for rescued animals.
Judy Milton was chosen the winner of the “Best Photo” from the event, and had a gift basket personally delivered to her. William Owens was the winner of a $25 Walgreen’s Gift Card raffled off that day.
“It was such a treat for the customers having their pets’ photos taken to be able to pick out the ones they liked the best and within minutes be able to taken them home with them,” said BCHS member Brooke Worley, who was one of several volunteers working that day.
Worley says “team work” was the watchword, with Walgreen’s employees and Humane Society volunteers coming together to make the event a success.
“The fact that Walgreen’s and their manager chose to coordinate and assist with this fundraiser speaks volumes about the store and their team, period,” Worley said. “And we have the best bunch of BCHS volunteers. We all worked together as a team and my only regret is it didn’t last longer. It was a privilege to be a part of something so special. It really is all about the animals.”
The Butler County Humane Society will have a booth at Old Time Farm Day Oct. 26, with Bark in the Park slated for Nov. 10 in Confederate Park in downtown Greenville. A Spay-Ghetti Sauce Sale fundraiser will also be held in November with the date to be announced.