April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month and it’s also the month of the second annual Ribbon Rescue pledge drive. The drive encourages community members to contribute supplies and donate funds to help the Humane Society care for the abused, abandoned and neglected animals who are housed at the shelter while waiting for their forever homes.
Again this year, Track 7 Postal Center has teamed up with the Warwick Humane Society to provide a wish list of items needed at the shelter including: a year’s supply of pate cat food, bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels and paper plates, just to name a few. Cash donations are also welcomed, with pledges starting at $10.
At the top of the Humane Society’s wish list is a Ford transit vehicle to replace an aging 2002 pickup truck. The Ford vehicle will better and more safely enable animal control officers to rescue and transport large, often injured and frightened animals to safety and treatment.
Humane Society supporters Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes have offered $1,000 to jumpstart the effort to obtain a replacement vehicle, observing: “The newer vehicle is a capital asset which will serve for many years to come. We hope other supporters will join us in making donations toward this worthy goal.”
Two boards loaded with Ribbon Rescue pledge cards will placed in the Village of Warwick for the month of April. The community is asked to select a pledge card and return it with a donation to Track 7. The boards will be placed on Main St. on the fence next to Newhard’s and at Track 7 Postal Center, located at 3 Forester Ave.
Jim and Eileen Patterson, the new owners at Track 7, continue to support the project which was started by former owners, Ken and Betsy Mitchell. They said, “Our family has been rescued by a furry friend from the Warwick Humane Society so we appreciate all that goes into getting those animals ready for their adoptive homes. This is our way of saying thank you and we know the Warwick community will be generous as always!”
The shelter is located at 48 Public Works Dr. in Warwick. Track 7 Postal Center is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.