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Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Pet Food Donated Thanks to Local Business Initiatives

Between Little Sprouts Learning Center, State Farm Agent Dave Matheny, and donations from a few other businesses, about 5,000 pounds of dog food has been donated to benefit at risk animals in White County.  The businesses held incentivized fundraisers to help out the non-profit Pets at Risk in the month of April.  Beth Conner’s Little Sprouts Learning Center brought in just over 3,000 pounds with help from Tractor Supply, Little Giant, and Wal-Mart.  Conner tasked parents and workers with donating pet food by incentivizing them with chances to win prizes including a family photo session, family fun basket, $50 AMC gift card, and more.  On behalf of Little Sprouts, Conner, said “I’m super proud of our kids!”  State Farm Agent Dave Matheny’s office offered current and potential clients a chance at saving money on their auto insurance.  For every quote April 1st – 12th, the office donated $10 worth of pet food.  Matheny teamed up with Tractor Supply as well and says, “We are grateful for the support of those who obtained quotes to further our mission.”

Pets at Risk helps animals at risk throughout White County.  The 501c3 helps provide pet food to those in need throughout the county, assists with emergency vet needs, spaying and neutering, and finding homes for animals surrendered to the city/county pound facility.  Organization President Tammy Knight says, “We are so thankful for community and especially pet minded business leaders in our community who are recognizing the need and stepping up to help make a difference for animals in the communities we serve.  It’s a never-ending endeavor and the help Dave’s team and Little Sporuts provided with their initiatives will truly help make a difference.”


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