Amy Egeland, manager at the shelter, provided The Highlands with a list of items the animals needed, and the facility met the challenge by collecting all of the items on her wish list.
Associates and their families, residents’ families and other visitors paid for chances to win a gift basket, and a specialized bake sale offered dog treats in addition to the traditional cookies and cakes. Individuals donated blankets, sheets, towels, paper towels, dish soap, bleach, trash bags, dog treats, rubber gloves and toys for the animal shelter, with the money raised used to purchase additional items.
The Highlands presented the donations to Fitchburg Animal Shelter on Nov. 2.
“Amy was speechless and so grateful for all the support given to the animal shelter,” shared MaryAnn Melanson, admissions and marketing director at The Highlands.
Fitchburg Animal Shelter, a private shelter, provides aid to dogs and cats who have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Volunteers are always needed. To volunteer or view the animals available for adoption, please call Amy Egeland at (978) 345-1461.