Last Updated on April 20, 2023 by Pets Feed
Jeananne and Jonathan Wickham got married just a few weeks ago and instead of asking for the traditional wedding gifts, they created a wedding list from different items for this haven.
Jonathan Wickham said:
We had been together for seven years and didn’t need traditional gifts like blenders and toasters. We are very interested in animal welfare and animal rescue, so we wanted to take the opportunity to give back to this shelter specifically because I grew up in Wooster.
Couple asks for donations for shelter instead of wedding gifts
The couple, who have six cats, all rescued from shelters, raised a generous donation, the largest donation Wayne County Humane Society board chairman Brian Bogner has ever seen.
It included everything from pet food to cleaning supplies to coffee for shelter staff and volunteers. They collected more than 1,200 boxes of wet food, 750 pounds of dry food, a host of cleaning supplies and $2,000 for his medical fund, staff said.
The money arrived in time to help save the lives of two kittens at the shelter: Debbie, who arrived with a broken paw, and Peaches, who arrived with a serious eye infection. Carrie Andrew, the director of the shelter, feared the cats had been euthanized without the extra funds.
They said in the post:
We are so grateful for this incredible show of kindness and we cannot thank you enough.
The food will not only benefit the cats in the shelter but also the families caring for the cats in the foster homes.
The couple hopes that other equally committed couples who don’t necessarily need the typical wedding registry items will follow suit and donate to the cause they deem worthy.
We accumulate so many things in our lives and even if you think about the future: ‘Maybe I need this’, if you can do something good with an event big or small, then do it. . In truth, there was nothing in our lives that we had to have a record of to get this or that. We can get these things for ourselves, but we couldn’t do it alone.
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