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Kroger employees lend a paw
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Animals at Warren County Animal Control are happy to have new toys to play with and treats to eat thanks to a successful Mutt’s Day fundraiser spearheaded by Kroger grocery store and fuel center employees.
Kroger employee and cultural council leader Cyndi Hill said, “I saw on the calendar that Mutt’s Day was July 31. It was just one of those wacky holiday type things. We had read in the paper where Animal Control needed volunteers. We couldn’t give them volunteers but we thought we could honor Mutt’s Day and Animal Control by taking up donations in our store and our fuel center for the entire month of July.”
Animal Control director Kim Pettrey was thrilled with the two heaping grocery buggies full of dog food, cat food, toys, food and litter scoops, collars, leashes and treats.
“It was fabulous! We received so many supplies for the animals and they gave a $240 check to Dr. Young at Sparta Road Veterinary office. That means a lot of medicine and emergency medical treatment for animals will be paid for. I think it was a big success. We are very, very thankful.”
 The Kroger Cultural Council spearheads a new activity for the community each month. The month of August’s fundraiser is titled “Tools for Schools.” Patrons are invited to purchase a box filled with school supplies already made up and located inside the store. The supplies will then be sent to the school specified by the person making the purchase.
For more information about Warren County Animal Control, located at 169 Paws Lane, call 507-3647.