Approximately 4.1 million animals are adopted from animal shelters every year, finding their forever homes. Shelters across the country take in and rehabilitate animals, helping them to find families, and this month, we are hoping to help support three local animal shelters in their work for the furry friends of western Massachusetts.
This month we are raising money for multiple agencies including the Foundation for TJO Animals, Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter and Dakin Humane Society. All Freedom Credit Union employees and members are encouraged to make monetary donations directly to these organizations, or you can purchase a “paw print” for $1 at any of our branches and we will hang them in our windows. Donations will be accepted through Thursday, March 31.
About the Shelters
The Thomas J. O’Connor Adoption Center provides animal shelter and adoption services for the cities of Springfield, Chicopee and Holyoke. The Foundation for TJO Animals was formed to allow the group to better serve the shelter animals in their care through medical treatments and rehabilitation. This veterinary care allows pets to be brought to the adoption floor, where they will hopefully find their forever home.
The Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter is a volunteer-led group serving the communities of Franklin County. Their mission is to protect and improve the lives of stray, lost and unwanted dogs by offering a welcoming facility, providing care and finding good homes for each and every animal.
Dakin Humane Society is a community-supported animal welfare organization that provides shelter, medical care, spay/neuter services and behavioral rehabilitation for more than 20,000 animals and people each year. Their mission is to deliver effective, innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them.
As always, thank you for your support and generous spirit!