Tractor Supply is one of my all time favourite stores to go to. What makes me feel even better about spending my money there is that they hold contests and give aways regularly, along with community events that are truly beneficial for everyone involved.
At this moment in time, Tractor Supply is partnered with Pedigree and Nutro Pet Foods during Pet Appreciation Week or PAW. Their current contest is Shelter Stories Photo Contest, where the rescue can submit a photo of any one of their rescued animals with a little blurb about the animal and situation. Voters will be trying to help their favourite and/or local animal shelter or rescue organization win a $5,000 grant. Yes, five THOUSAND dollars.
For local shelters or any rescue/non-profit organization, that is a major amount of money that could really boost every aspect and needs of the organization.
Jennifer, an acquaintance of mine and a friend of Donna’s, has her rescue out in Avon Park. This is her story about one of the horses she rescued; Novia.
“Novia came into our rescue with numerous severe medical issues. She suffered from Pythium, Neurological Symptoms which eventually took her life, and issues related to malnourishment and insufficient care. Novia left quite the impression on us, our volunteers, and our team of veterinarians. While her eyes were sorrowful, her will was strong and intact until her final breath. Whether healing a horse or letting them go in peace, it is our mission to bring about the very best possible outcome for the horses who enter our gates and to do so with the utmost compassion and care. Winning this grant would help enable us to not only continue our efforts but to be able to offer it to even more horses in need. Thank you for your vote and support.”
You can vote at the following link: http://bit.ly/16XvyZm
There were many rescues who touched me with their stories of animals they had saved and either lived or passed. You can vote for more than one but only once per organization every 24 hours.
I organize charity and fundraising events both here in the US and back home in the UK and I love every minute of it. Seeing Tractor Supply and its partners hold this contest brings awareness to more organizations that I, and I know many others, would love to help. I have a team of people who I am so thankful for, who are always there, ready to help and have the same burning fire inside to help animals in need and great, reputable organizations. You cannot go wrong when you are helping someone, especially an animal who doesn’t not have a voice to ask for the help and love that it needs.
Go vote and help a rescue to save more of our four-legged, furry friends!