Palm City, Florida – When the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County issued a public plea for assistance, after their dog population doubled in a single day, a company headquarted in Palm City stepped up to the plate … literally.
Seventy-five Chihuahuas and one Pug were dropped off at the shelter on October 19th, when a local breeder hit hard by the economy determined she could no longer operate her business.
Trilogy International heeded the Society’s call for donations, providing more than 300 pounds of Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food for Puppies & Adult Dogs and Life’s Abundance Weight-Loss Formula for Adult Dogs and 46 pounds of Gourmet Dental Treats – Honey Peanut Butter Recipe. The charitable giving helped to offset the shelter’s projected $30,000 shortfall in providing much-needed care to all of the animals.
“We’re all pet people here at Trilogy,” said Lester Thornhill, CEO of Trilogy International. “When we learned about the shelter’s need, we felt we had to act immediately. We’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
All of the dogs, ranging in age from several years to just a few days old, received immediate veterinary attention. South Floridians interested in taking home these purebreds will have to wait another week to do so, but the shelter is encouraging any interested parties to visit soon before all the purebred dogs are adopted.
Trilogy is no stranger to giving back to the community. In 2007, Trilogy established a non-profit agency, The Dr. Jane HealthyPetNet Foundation, which awards financial grants on a quarterly basis to small- to medium-sized adoption agencies. While the foundation did not directly donate the foods and treats, they have donated tens of thousands of dollars to similarly worthwhile agencies located in South Florida and all over America.
Life’s Abundance and other premium pet products are available for purchase through a network of distributors throughout the country. If you’re interested in becoming an independent Field Representative for Trilogy, we encourage you to visit our “Opportunity” link at www.trilogyonline.com today.
Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County Director of Development,
Keith Hinton welcomes Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM, Pet Product Formulator for Trilogy International, as Ann McEver, Vice President of Customer Service for Trilogy, looks on.
Chad Walker, Staff Member of the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, wheels a load of foods and treats donated by Trilogy International into the shelter.
Pictured left-to-right: Stephen Berardi, Executive Vice President of Trilogy; Keith Hinton, Director of Development of the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County; Janet Winikoff, Director of Education of the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County; Ann McEver, Trilogy’s Vice President of Customer Service; and Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM, Trilogy‘s Pet Product Formulator.