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.
Life's Abundance 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 Life's Abundance,” said Lester Thornhill, CEO of
Life's Abundance. “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.
Life's Abundance is no stranger to giving back to the community. In 2007,
Life's Abundance 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 Life's Abundance, 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 Life's
as Ann McEver, Vice President of Customer Service for Life's Abundance, 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 Life's Abundance into the shelter.
Pictured left-to-right: Stephen Berardi, Executive Vice President of Life's
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, Life's Abundance Vice President of Customer Service;
and Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM, Life's Abundance Pet Product Formulator.