Dan Berg with Jacobson Ford; Mike Watson and Leanne Harasym of the Revelstoke Humane Society; Patrick Witlox and Steve Chickloski from Ford; and Pauline Hunter of the humane society surrounded by donations to the society’s animal shelter. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

Jacobson Ford makes huge donation to Revelstoke Humane Society

Team members from Jacobson Ford delivered the pet supplies collected during their Fill the Truck fundraiser to the Revelstoke Humane Society held last Thursday.

Dan Berg, from Jacobson Ford, made it his goal to fill one of the Ford F150s in his showroom with donations for the humane society.

The fundraiser ran for several months and accepted food, bedding, toys, treats, and money that the society needs to operate.

“As an animal lover I want to help however I can, especially since the RDHS does so much for the community,” Berg said.

“When I first became involved with them I didn’t realize that every person who works for the RDHS is a volunteer, and they all work their butts off. This is just one way we can all help.”

Berg also hosted Art Bark earlier this month, an art auction on the Ford showroom with all proceeds going to the Humane Society. Over the four hour long event they raised $2,800.

READ MORE: Jacobson Ford Revelstoke hosts an art event for charity

The society volunteers were excited to have fully stocked shelves.

“Volunteer burn out is pretty common,” said Leanne Harasym, vice-president of the society.

“Its tough when you get chronically ill animals or to imagine people abandoning such sweet pets, and when you see it over and over it wears on you.

“Events taken on by community members such as this really lift the spirits and gives us all the energy to keep on going.”

The society has been operating in Revelstoke since 2003, when community members and the city saw a need for more than just a city ‘pound.’

Society volunteers take in stray and abandoned animals, nurse them to health and find them homes.

The society has also been able to provide financial assistance to low- income households to help get more pets in Revelstoke spayed and neutered.

Countless cat and dog lives have been improved as a result of their hard work, which in turn has improved the pet owners lives too.

Berg said that he plans to host the Fill a Truck fundraiser and Art Bark every year.


 

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Last Thursday Dan Berg, Patrick Witlox and Steve Chickloski of Jacobson Ford dropped off the pet supplies they had collected during Ford’s Fill the Truck fundraiser to the Revelstoke Humane Society. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

The Jacobson Ford team and Humane Society volunteers unloaded the truck and stocked the shelves in the supply closet with food, kitty litter, toys and lots and lots of blankets that were donated by the community during Ford’s Fill the Truck fundraiser. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

Dan Berg is the general manager at Jacobson Ford. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

Ivy is one of the cats currently living at the humane society animal shelter. She will be up for adoption soon. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

Dan Berg pets Charles, another one of the cats living at the animal shelter. He will also be up for adoption soon. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

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