IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WZMQ) – In a heartwarming development, the Iron Mountain Animal Shelter will soon be receiving much-needed financial assistance to support their operations. The First National Bank and Trust stepped in to lend a helping hand through their inaugural Denim Day initiative. This timely contribution comes as the shelter faces various challenges, including a shortage of cleaning supplies.
Janet Anderson, Chair of the First National Bank and Trust Fun Committee, spoke about the bank’s decision to support the animal shelter. “We had suggestions, and we wrote them down on a paper. We pulled them out of a hat, which one we decided to do. People are donating dog food, cat food, litter, cleaning supplies are awesome too, I know they need that,” Anderson explained. The fun committee organizes events for fun with employees, and the money is donated to different charitable organizations. The fun committee recently decided to start incorporating denim day, for employees to be able to wear jeans on Fridays for a small fee. That money will go toward a different charity chosen at random each quarter from charities in the Upper Peninsula region. Roughly 75 bank employees just at the Iron Mountain branch alone participated in the denim-wearing today.
The Almost Home Animal Shelter currently houses a single bunny and only four dogs. However, the shelter is home to over 50 cats eagerly awaiting their forever homes. Shockingly, some of these feline residents have been patiently waiting for adoption for over a year.
To address the challenges faced by the shelter, adjustments have been made to their operations. The shelter has reached maximum capacity for donated blankets, leaving them unable to accommodate further contributions of this kind. Additionally, interested pet parents are now required to schedule appointments by calling the shelter.
Each individual seeking to adopt an animal must sign a contract, outlining the responsibilities and expectations associated with pet ownership. This measure ensures that the animals find loving and suitable forever homes.
The generous support from the First National Bank and Trust, along with the continued assistance of the community, will undoubtedly make a significant impact on the lives of these deserving animals. One cat, fittingly named “Tuxedo”, has spent at least half of her age in the Almost Home Animal Shelter. The 2-year-old black-and-white short hair feline was surrendered by her owner with her three babies. She passed her one-year mark of being housed at the shelter just this week. She is spayed, very sweet in temperament, and inquisitive about her surroundings.
The Iron Mountain Animal Shelter expresses its gratitude to all those who have contributed, and encourages others to consider donating cleaning supplies to help combat the shortage.
With the community’s support, the shelter aims to find loving homes for all its furry residents, including the cats who have been patiently waiting for their chance at a forever home. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these animals and provide them with the love and care they deserve.
For more information about the Almost Home Animal Shelter, visit:
Anyone interested in meeting Tuxedo, or considering a pet adoption, is encouraged to call the shelter at 906-774-1005.