"Will you take me home?" - Tank
This past winter, The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County was responsible for the well publicized rescue of nearly 200 animals found in deplorable condition in Gustavus Township. The remedial action of the League saved the lives of most of the weak and beleaguered pets, but the rescue put a staggering drain on the League's already meager resources. Keeping the animals warm and dry, supplying them with nutritious food, and arranging for necessary medical attention were its first concerns, but the cost of sheltering this unusually large number of homeless and abused pets put AWL well behind in their recently announced quest to build a state of the art animal shelter in Trumbull County.
The agents of RE/MAX Valley Real Estate wanted to help, and made a collective donation to support the Shelter and to offer their thanks for the League's valuable service to this community.
Barbara Busko, President of The Animal Welfare League accepted the donation from Barbara Pearce representing RE/MAX Valley Real Estate at a recent annual fundraiser, Fashion For Compassion. This is an annual fun event that features good food, many prizes and the latest in fashions from many local stores and outlets.
“There are so many animals needing our help. But, if we all give even a small amount, it adds up. Innocent animals need a chance to be rescued and to find a loving ‘forever’ home,” said Pearce.“The Animal Shelter was established in 1984,” said Barbara Brusko. “We are a non-profit humane organization and exist solely because of our members, contributors, fundraisers, and of course our wonderful volunteers. We also established an Emergency Rescue Team to respond to animal emergencies 24 hours a day seven days a week for all species of animals - and we investigate over 400 animal abuse cases each year and prosecute those individuals who break the law.”
The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County is located at
545 Brunstetter Rd. SW, Warren, OH 44481.