Here at Performance Marketing Group, volunteering and giving back to the community is something that we hold very near and dear to our hearts. That’s why on March 21st, we participated in a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch for the Furry Friends Refuge in West Des Moines.
The event lasted three hours and raised money that went directly to benefit the animals at Furry Friends Refuge. Every penny raised went toward food, medicine and blankets for the cute little animals as they wait to get adopted.
Furry Friends Refuge is a no-kill shelter, which means that the animals will live there until they are adopted into their forever homes. This also means that Furry Friends Refuge will not kill “healthy or treatable” animals. They are also committed to taking all animals that have not been reclaimed from animal control in Clive, West Des Moines and Urbandale.
We love to give back by raising money for organizations that we believe in, but what was more important about this fundraiser is that we were able to increase awareness for the animal shelter. Many people in the community don’t know how they can help shelters or even where one is located. This community impact event, held at Pizza Ranch, created tremendous awareness with pizza lovers throughout the metro area. PMG team members were the servers that night, making it a great opportunity to start a conversation about what they were fundraising for and how the local community members could help out.
In case you were wondering, here are some stats about the Furry Friends Refuge. In the last year, they took in 512 owner-surrendered animals, 169 returned pets, 794 strays and 200 transferred in from other shelters. Also in 2017, 1,235 pets were adopted from Furry Friends Refuge, proving that the work our pals at Furry Friends are doing really does make a huge impact.
If you, like the PMG team, have the same love of animals click here to learn more about Furry Friends Refuge or to make a donation.