Ann Arbor Company Helps Employee Help Dogs

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Rescued dogs were gifted with new wheels October 4 when Metro Delivery of Ann Arbor presented the keys to a refurbished cargo van to Detroit’s Home Furever – the first donation based on contributing to its employees charitable interests.

It all started with Driver Bill Peterson of Royal Oak, a longtime volunteer with Home Furever, whose dog rescue services include transport to foster homes, veterinary visits and adoption clinics. “Our old van was a wreck. You could see through the floor boards,” Peterson said. “So I asked about getting a company van donated.”

Appropriately, it was Peterson who handed over the van keys to Marilyn McKiddie, founder and director of Home Furever, during an adoption clinic at Petco, Troy attended by about 25 available dogs plus human representatives from Metro Delivery.

Peterson’s efforts did more than upgrade transportation for abused and abandoned dogs. At Metro Delivery, it also led to a new policy for charitable donations.

“Supporting what our employees believe in just seemed like a great way to keep them involved,” said Sarah Talbot, founder and president. “We’ve got 60 employees and we’d like to see all of them contributing to their communities.”

Home Furever conducts weekly adoption clinics, most frequently at Petco, 1217 Coolidge Highway, Troy. For dates, times, sites and dog photos/descriptions, go to homefurver@comcast.net

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