Fill the Red Truck Event

Neighbors from Shandon, surrounding Columbia neighborhoods and the greater Midlands are invited to benefit the City of Columbia Animal Shelter by donating pet food and supplies and The Animal Mission through monetary donations at the fourth annual Red Truck event on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Because of the event‘s success and public participation in three previous years, this year, highly visible red pickup trucks will be located at more Columbia neighborhood locations than ever. Three Red Truck drop-off points include: one space· Corner of Heyward and Holly Streets (Shandon) one space· Corner of Old Woodlands Road and Saye-Cut (Old Woodlands) one space· Corner of Clemson Avenue and Converse Street (Forest Acres) The City Shelter appreciates donations of pet supplies including dog or cat food, blankets, leashes, 25 – 100-foot garden hoses, spray nozzles, pump tank sprayers, kennels and towels, paper towels and cat toys. Gently used items can also fill the beds of the red trucks. The Animal Mission, the non-profit that promotes pet adoptions, enhances conditions for shelter pets and positively impacts the shelter population through distribution of spay and neuter vouchers, welcomes monetary donations of any size; checks may be made out to The Animal Mission. Volunteers will also distribute vouchers for free Spay/neuter surgeries as the red trucks are filled. The Red Truck event was conceived when a group of Shandon neighbors and friends decided to raise funds and solicit supplies for less fortunate animals. Originally publicized through neighborhood flyers, posters, media coverage and word of mouth, the event has grown from a single truckload, to multiple, overflowing deliveries to the shelter. It has been a labor of love, which has yielded incredibly generous donations and unimagined rewards in friendship and community spirit for its supporters. Follow The Animal Mission on Facebook at About THE ANIMAL MISSION The Animal Mission is a 501(c)3 charitable organization in South Carolina that promotes pet adoptions, enhances conditions and outcomes for shelter animals, educates people on pet and humane issues and promotes spay/neuters throughout the Midlands. The Animal Mission does not operate a shelter— instead it raises funds and distributes those funds to worthy projects, communities and organizations. The organization is run solely by volunteers and has no paid staff.