If there’s one thing everyone can relate to, it’s animals. Whether you have dogs, cats, horses, or birds and fish, one thing remains true—we all love our pets! That’s why our hearts break when we see a neglected dog or hear about a stray cat who never knows where the next meal will come from. Fortunately for us animal lovers, there are some extraordinary shelters that go out of their way to give neglected and abused animals a fresh start to life.
One shelter in particular is close to our hearts here at SunWest as one of our very own employees volunteers her time every Saturday. The Sun Valley Animal Shelter is a no-kill, nonprofit organization that provides abandoned dogs and cats with the opportunity to start over in a loving home. The shelter does not receive any government funding so the staff and animals must rely on donations, adoption fees and profits from their thrift stores to fuel operations.
Recently, the shelter experienced a Parvo outbreak and was forced to close its doors for an entire week to eradicate the deathly illness. As soon as our team member heard they were in serious need of towels after the fiasco, she reached out to her SunWest family for help. What happened next was nothing short of amazing. Employees came together and donated so many towels, we aren’t sure if the shelter will have enough room for them all!
Of course, it comes as no surprise that we were able to provide the requested item as we have a tendency to support our employees when they need us most. We hope our towel donation will keep the valley’s pets warm and clean for the weeks and months to come and we are so proud to have such exemplary employees!