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Volunteers to Assemble 100 Dog Beds

Monday December 24, 2007

December 24, 2007

Volunteers to Assemble More Than 100 Donated Dog Beds

LOUISVILLE (December 24, 2007) -- Volunteers will assemble more than 100 dog beds on Friday donated for use in the Metro Animal Services shelter. Fifty of the beds were donated by Terri Cardwell, owner of Parallel 38, a St. Matthews clothing store. The Kuranda beds, made of PVC pipe and a strong vinyl, are virtually indestructible and are therefore well suited to the needs of Metro Animal Services.

“We are excited about getting all of the Kuranda beds put together so that the dogs can start enjoying them in the New Year,” said Jackie Gulbe, assistant director for community relations. “We have already put a few assembled beds in the kennels. It was great -- as soon as the beds hit the ground, the dogs got right in them and made themselves comfortable.”

Metro Animal Services had more than 15,000 animals pass through the shelter this year – a record number. The beds help keep sheltered dogs warm and dry, which improves their behavior. The beds are sturdy enough to handle even large dogs.

Volunteers who would like to help assemble the dog beds should visit Metro Animal Services at 3705 Manslick Road on Friday, December 28 from 12 to 4 p.m. Volunteers are asked to bring socket wrenches and screwdrivers.

In addition to donating 50 dog beds, Cardwell is challenging other Louisville businesses to donate to the shelter’s Spot Fund. The Spot Fund is a non-profit entity of Metro Animal Services that provides funding and support for the programs and services at the shelter, such as low cost spaying and neutering. Cardwell has pledged to match the first $1,000 in cash donations to the fund.