Carrollton Animal Services Receives Generous Donation from Local Business for Second Year in a Row
|Max Weaver, Carl Shooter and Joe Skenesky, Angie and Jeff Van Matre|
The Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center (CAS) graciously accepted a cash donation of $250 and hundreds of pounds of dog and cat food, kitty litter, and cleaning supplies from the Jeff Van Matre Insurance Agency located in Carrollton on Rosemeade Parkway.
The agency conducts a quarterly referral program, and for the second year in a row, the animals in Carrollton’s care were the Q4 beneficiaries. Angie and Jeff Van Matre presented the donation to CAS staff on January 8. All the items donated from October through December 2017 go to the animals at the Center to encourage future adoptions.
“We are thrilled that our referral program has enabled us to give back to our clients and the community,” said Angie Van Matre. “Supporting the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center is an honor for our agency. The team at CAS impresses us with their kind hearts and dedication to placing animals in good homes.”
Last year, the Van Matres felt CAS would be a perfect fit for the agency’s relatively new referral program benefitting local organizations. For each client referral, the agency donates $5 toward the “community focus of the quarter.”
“In addition to the referral program, we hosted a food and supply drive in our office,” Van Matre said. “Thanks to our clients, friends, and family for making the drive a success!”
Van Matre said due to the great experience of working with CAS the last two years, the agency plans to include the Carrollton Adoption Center in the program each year.
CAS staff says the Center, located at 2247 Sandy Lake Road, can always use donations and volunteers.
Carl Shooter, Animal Services Manager, said the Van Matre donation will provide significant support to the animals that come in as strays due to the cold weather this time of year as well as holiday gifts that didn’t go as planned.
“We’re continually grateful for our community partnerships; these donations go toward veterinary care, grooming, vaccinations, and so much more,” Shooter said. “The key to success is working together to find solutions for all members of the community, including the four-legged ones.”
Donation funds go to dogs like “Karma” who was adopted to his new home on January 9 after CAS worked with a local veterinarian for health and grooming services.
For more information on how to donate to or volunteer with Carrollton Animal Services, visit cityofcarrollton.com/ASdonations.