by Pat Stanley
Special to The R-C
When Douglas Animal Welfare Group president Laura Winking opened a can of dog food presented by Snap-On Tools in Carson City, she found a $400 donation inside.
"A large number of our associates have pets and feel very strongly about supporting the type of work that you do at DAWG," said Diane Swords of Snap-On's Community Involvement Team. "We are pleased that we could help make a difference for perhaps the most defenseless members of our community " homeless pets."
Swords said the employee group raises funds for deserving organizations with activities ranging from raffles to bake sales and contests.
"Our vision is to enhance Snap-On's role as an involved corporate citizen through the active participation of our associates in charitable and social endeavors within our community."
The community involvement team was formed about a year ago by facility manager Cheryl Bouchard.
DAWG is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the dogs and cats in the Douglas County Animal Shelter. Volunteers walk dogs daily, care for cats, transport animals to area veterinarians for medical procedures and sponsor dog and cat adoption events at the shelter and throughout the community.
More information about DAWG, at dawgrescue.com.