The Revelstoke and District Humane Society (RDHS) is bracing for impact, a positive one! Thursday May 15th at 10 am Jacobson Ford is delivering the results of their “Fill The Truck” Fundraiser to the Humane Society. Dan Berg, from Jacobson Ford, made it his goal to fill one of the Ford F150’s in his showroom with donations for the humane society. The fundraiser ran for several months and accepted food, bedding, toys, treats, and money that the Humane Society needs to operate.
Now the truck is full and RDHS President Pauline Hunter and Vice President Leanne Harasym are very excited to have fully stocked shelves. Jacobson Ford is even bringing staff to help unload the loot. All that’s left for the RDHS to do is care for the animals and thank the community!
When asked what motivated him to do this Dan Berg, from Jacobson Ford Revelstoke said “As an animal lover I want to help however I can, especially since the RDHS does so much for the community. When I first became involved with them I didn’t realize that every person who works for the RDHS is a volunteer, and they all work their butts off! This is just one way we can all help.”
The Revelstoke and District Humane Society has been operating in Revelstoke since 2003, when community members and the city saw a need for more than just a city ‘pound’. They take in stray and abandoned animals, nurse them to health and find them homes. The RDHS has also been able to provide financial assistance to low income households to help get more pets in Revelstoke spayed and neutered. Countless cat and dog lives have been improved as a result of their hard work, which in turn has improved the pet owners lives too! And sometimes the work is really hard, physically and emotionally. Leanne, volunteer vice president of RDHS said, “Volunteer burn out is pretty common. Its tough when you get chronically ill animals or to imagine people abandoning such sweet pets, and when you see it over and over it wears on you. Events taken on by community members such as this really lift the spirits and gives us all the energy to keep on going.”