BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop has presented a check for $3,187 to Jenny Dwyer of the Paw It Forward Foundation and BARKK To End The Silence. The check is a result of Green Acres Kennel Shops first Cash For Your Cause fundraising event, which occurred from June 1s through July 5. Green Acres Kennel Shop donated $1,000 after 279 clients and supporters throughout the state donated $2,187.
BARKK To End The Silence is an initiative of the Paw It Forward Foundation founded by Jenny Dwyer of Mutt Nose Best. Their mission is to raise awareness of domestic violence and to raise funds that will provide funding to equip local domestic violence shelters with designated “pet friendly” rooms that have separate ventilation and outside fenced areas. Funds will also pay for veterinary care and emergency “get out” kits for families in violent relationships. Currently there are no domestic violence shelters equipped to house family pets in the state of Maine. Unfortunately this causes those threatened with domestic violence to stay in life threatening situations in an attempt to protect their pets.
Don Hanson, co-owner of Green Acres Kennel Shop stated, “All of us at Green Acres Kennel Shop want to thank all of you who so generously donated to our BARKK To End The Silence fundraiser. We started with a modest goal of raising $500 and matching that with our own $500. However, after the first week we met our goal, and it was obvious we could do much more. Our staff’s passionate support for this cause and the community’s generosity really made a difference. We hope that you will join us at the BARKK To End The Silence 5K Walk, Run or WOOF! on the Bangor waterfront on Saturday, Sept. 27. Green Acres will have a team there, and we’d love to have you join our team, or just be there.”
In business since 1965, Green Acres Kennel Shop at 1653 Union St. is a Pet Care Services Association accredited facility offering boarding, daycare and grooming for dogs and cats, as well as pet behavior consultations and training classes. The Green Acres retail store offers a wide variety of wholesome pet foods, treats and quality supplies. For more information, call 945-6841 or visit www.greenacreskennel.com.