One individual can make a difference in the lives of pets in need, so when entire companies get involved, the critters win big.
Connecticut Humane Society pets are lucky to count many businesses across the state as their friends. Support ranges from providing funding for special programs, holding dress down fundraisers, and planning community events benefiting CHS, to matching gifts of individual donors.
Corporate partners believe in CHS’ mission, want to help the community, and, when you get right down to it, just simply love animals.
Over a dozen CHS cats and dogs found their new families this fall, thanks to Superior Energy in Vernon. The business held its annual adoption event at its headquarters and sponsored adoption fees for each critter who found a home that day. It’s become a day that Superior Energy employees and CHS have come to look forward to each year. Their commitment doesn’t stop there – Superior Energy is quick to lend a helping paw whenever a need arises, whether it’s sponsoring a special CHS event or matching kids’ donations to the pets during CHS’ summertime Lemonade Stand Challenge.
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Waterford, has been a friend to the pets for many years, sponsoring CHS events and, for the past two years, matching donations of $25 increments that credit union members make to CHS pets. This year, Charter Oak grew its partnership to include funding for CHS’ Norwich Pet Wellness Clinics, which just wrapped up for this year. The daylong clinics have run in the spring, summer and fall of the past two years in a municipal space in downtown Waterford and provided wellness care for pets of families in need. CHS’ team provides vaccinations, heartworm testing and preventatives, nail trims, wellness checks and other veterinary care, along with supplies and pet food. CHS is able to offer it all to residents for free, because of support from corporate partners like the credit union.
Further down the shoreline in Fairfield County, Southport Veterinary Center has been a great friend to CHS through the years. For one, they originated the Lemonade Stand Challenge that has become so wildly successful for CHS across the state. And most recently, they held a fundraiser at Compo Beach in Westport for Hurricane Harvey Dogs who came to CHS. Area residents and their dogs were invited, and attending pups were challenged to “sit” for a few minutes at a time, with Southport Veterinary Center pledging donations to CHS based on how long the pooches could sit. Guests also got to meet dog trainer and author Jody Rosengarten, get free microchip checks for their dogs, and purchase glitter tattoos for donations to CHS. Proceeds from the day went to medical care for the hurricane pups.
With a growing amount of pets needing extensive medical care at CHS, support from corporate partners (big and small) is making a greater impact than ever before—a lifesaving impact, to be exact. If you’d like to make a year-end difference for the pets, whether it be a dress down day or by organizing a pet supply drive, contact Priscilla Clark at (860)594-4502 x6307 or email@example.com