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Shelter Share collects over $10K in donations, sponsors 74 pet adoptions

The Shelter Share Drive is on May 21
The Shelter Share Drive is on May 21
Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 1:04 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Bank Independent’s Shelter Share collected a total of 1,207 items and $10,900.73 in donations during the three-week drive. 

Additionally, the Bank sponsored 74 pet adoptions across partner animal shelters in northwest Alabama.

Bank Independent closed the drive on May 21st with Adoption Day sponsoring the adoption application fee for animals adopted from partner shelters. The Bank arranged to pay all fees associated with vetted and approved animal adoptions throughout the day.  The shelters approved and finalized 74 successful no-fee adoptions.

“Our local shelters provide an essential service caring for abandoned and stray animals throughout the community,” said Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent.  “These shelters rely heavily on the support of the community to meet the daily needs of animals in their care.  Bank Independent is pleased to be able to provide this much-needed assistance with the generous support of our team members and the community.”

Over the last 8 years, Shelter Share has collected and distributed community donations for a total impact of $133,688.00 for the benefit of local shelters.

Read WAFF’s Original Shelter Share Story from May 20 below:

We want to remind you about an initiative to benefit animal shelters happening this week throughout north Alabama.

It is Bank Independent’s 8th annual Shelter Share Drive! The money raised goes toward resources for the shelters.

Now through May 21, you can drop off donations at any Bank Independent sales office or Pet Depot location.

You can donate pet food, kitty litter, leashes, paper towels and more. Bank employees will deliver those donations to animal shelters across the valley.

Last year, Shelter Share distributed more than 4,000 items and 1,400 in donations to shelters.

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