4-H to help SCARF raise shelter funds


By Patricia Ann Speelman - pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com



SIDNEY — The Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation (SCARF) has announced a partnership with Shelby County 4-H clubs to raise money in support of SCARF’s Building a Pawsitive Future capital campaign.

The effort will support the building of a new animal shelter and adoption center for the county.

Area 4-H clubs will collect aluminum cans during the 2016 Shelby County Fair. The cans will be sold by SCARF for recycling and the money raised will be donated to the capital campaign.

“We collect cans during Cans for Canines events throughout the year,” SCARF board member Julie Ehemann said recently. “That money goes for our general operating costs. The 4-H drive will specifically support the animal shelter campaign.”

The club that collects the most cans by weight will win a pizza party. Clubs who collect enough cans to bring in $500 or more will have their club names listed on a Paw of Fame donor board which will be displayed in the new shelter.

The Paw of Fame donor levels are as follows: $500, shih-tzu; $1,000, cocker spaniel; $2,500 border collie; $5,000, golden retriever; $10,000, greatDane.

SCARF recently announced that it has passed the halfway point of the $2.4 million drive. Paw of Fame and other donations can be made at www.helpshelbycountyanimals.com.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.