As we continue to celebrate National Animal Shelter Appreciation week, we want to do a big shout-out to our volunteers and to our supporters (sometimes they are one-in-the-same)! Since our beginnings back in 2009, we have had the support of dozens of volunteers and countless supporters … combined with our staff, these groups complete the three-legged-stool that provides the platform for the Animal Protection Center to be the valuable resource to help animals and people in our communities.
Each day, our volunteers do an endless array of tasks ensuring the Center is clean; dishes are washed, laundry is washed, and so many other routines that are all part of keeping the pets in our care safe, healthy, and loved – and that is just what goes on in the Center! There is a small army of volunteers in the background organizing events that help raise funds and provide guidance for the Center – Board of Directors, Paws in the Park, Dogtoberfest, Yard Sales, Bake Sales, Book Sales and the Tails & Ties Gala are just a few. As a fellow volunteer, I can attest that we all believe in the Center and its mission.
And without our supporters from the community at large – both people and businesses – the APCSM would not have been able to build a firm foundation and remain a stable organization here to help. The generosity and the commitment to the Center has been and continues to be outstanding – whether it is a donation of paper towels and blankets raised by a child at his/her birthday party, someone making a monetary contribution, family & friends participating in an event, or a local business leader committing to a yearly sponsorship… we know it was done with love and is greatly appreciated.
So to our volunteers and fellow community members, thank you for the hard work, support and helping our organization help the animals and pets in our area. – Chuck G (Volunteer, Board of Director President)
In addition to being our board president Chuck Givonetti and his partner Renato are proud parents to APCSM Alumni dog Dory and long time locals. You can meet them at most APCSM events.