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William B. Meyer, Inc. Employees Donate Pet Items to Connecticut Humane Society

Continuing their yearlong celebration of one hundred years in business and in conjunction with national Pet Month, William B. Meyer, Inc. and its employees once again met a company-wide community challenge and collected donations of pet supplies for the Connecticut Humane Society. The Stratford, Connecticut based storage and logistics company held the community support challenge in the second quarter and exceeded the goal of collecting 1,000 pet items for the Connecticut Humane Society.

The company’s challenge, aptly named “Barking Into 100 Years” for the tie to both National Pet Month and the company’s 100 year anniversary, ran at all three William B. Meyer, Inc. locations in Stratford and Windsor, Connecticut and Bedford Hills, New York from May 15 through June 29. The challenge to collect items was focused primarily in the Hartford area (MEYER’s Windsor location), however all three locations contributed items and met their individual collection goals. The final donation count delivered to the Connecticut Humane Society headquarters in Newington totaled 1,172 items. The items delivered by William B. Meyer, Inc. employees included almost 90 pounds of dry dog and cat food; more than 600 cans of wet dog and cat food; boxes of treats; an assortment of new/gently used towels and blankets; dryer sheets; cat litter; leashes and collars; re-usable fabric bags; pet toys; pet beds; rabbit food and pet food bowls. In addition, William B. Meyer, Inc. will also be donating and addition $1,000 monetary donation to Connecticut Humane which will be used for funding medical treatment, feeding, shelter and adoption services at the Humane Society.

Connecticut Humane Society Public Relations Director, Alicia Wright remarked that, “As we do not receive any funding from the government or national humane organizations, donations are absolutely crucial for continuing our services and stocking our Pet Food Pantry. We were thrilled with the generosity and donations from the employees at William B. Meyer, Inc. We thank them for supplying us with much needed supplies that will enable us to care for many pets, provide needed community services and continue our society’s mission.”
President of William B. Meyer, Inc., Tom Gillon remarked that, “Our employees continue to meet the challenge of helping others in their local communities. We keep asking and William B. Meyer employees continue volunteering without hesitation. It is a spirit that is ingrained in all of us as part of our company vision and mission here at William B. Meyer, Inc. Once again, MEYER employees donated a remarkable amount of items to help support the Connecticut Humane Society. We are proud of our success with the “Barking into 100 Years” drive and were happy to present an additional cash donation to the Humane Society.”

About the Connecticut Humane Society
The Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) was founded in 1881 by a Hartford High School senior and is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state helping thousands of pets every year. CHS is an independent non-profit organization and does not receive any funding from the government or national humane organizations. CHS relies solely on the generosity and support of donors and volunteers. The Connecticut Humane Society maintains three locations in Newington, Waterford and Westport. The core services it provides are pet intake, pet adoption, dog training, veterinary services and a pet food pantry. Their mission: “The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.” For more information on how you can help, please visit the Connecticut Humane Society at http://www.cthumane.org or contact Alicia Wright, Public Relations Director at awright@cthumane.org.

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