Kroger employees are doggone determined to help Warren County Animal Control.
The store is honoring Mutt’s Day, which is July 31, by taking donations for Warren County Animal Control all month.
“We always print out a new calendar each month and we noticed Mutt’s Day is on July 31,” said Kroger employee and cultural council leader Cyndi Hill. “It is 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 for the animals in our store and our fuel center for the entire month of July.”
Suggested items needed by Animal Control are:
• Dog and puppy food
• Cat and kitten food (especially canned cat food)
• Dust-free kitty litter
• Pee pads
• Large litter pans
• Leashes and collars
• Adam’s Flea Spray
Items may be turned in at Kroger and the Kroger Fuel Center located at 1410 Sparta Road. Cash is also accepted.
“I would suggest that Kroger gives all cash collected to veterinarian Dr. Young at Sparta Road Veterinarian’s Office,” said Animal Control director Kim Pettrey. “Our vet bill budget is limited and any money given could be used by Dr. Young for our vet bills.”
The Kroger Cultural Council helps create community involvement and improve employee morale by taking issues in the store that may need resolving. Council members spearhead a new activity for the community each month. The store has collected toys during the Christmas season and has collected money for the American Cancer Society.
Pettrey said, “I really appreciate everything Kroger is trying to do. All help is greatly appreciated. We really do appreciate this. I also want to urge everyone to please come to Animal Control and adopt a pet.”