Starting this week, animal lovers will have the opportunity to support local cats and dogs in need through Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers’ Pickups for Paws donation drive.
Launched in 2017, the event collects feline and canine care supplies throughout the month of June. Donations of food, toys, litter, treats, and other supplies can be dropped off at 36 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer locations, including Matthews-Hargreaves Chevrolet in Royal Oak and Champion Chevrolet in Howell. The supplies will benefit local animal welfare organizations including Detroit Dog Rescue, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Humane Society of Huron Valley.
This year, visitors to Canterbury Village will have an opportunity to pitch in, too. In support of Detroit-based organization Dog Aide, the drive will expand to include a donation site at the Orion Township venue from May 20-23 during its upcoming Dino Stroll event. Attendees of the first weekend of the family-friendly attraction — which features 75 life-size animatronic dinosaurs — will find a Chevy Silverado parked at the event’s entrance, where donations can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
“We are proud to partner with Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers to support a local charity like Dog Aide,” says Keith Aldridge, owner of Canterbury Village, in a press release. “We know this past year has provided challenges for many organizations in raising items and funds, so it is important for us to come together to help others…”
Through Dog Aide’s volunteer-run community outreach program, the donations from Canterbury Village will benefit dog owners in the city of Detroit who are experiencing economic difficulties.
“Our mission is to help pet owners in Detroit who face serious and heartbreaking obstacles to continued pet ownership,” says Jen Clarkston, executive director of Dog Aide, in a press release. “Support from donors is crucial for us to be able to provide ongoing assistance in such tumultuous times.”
For a full list of requested supplies, visit mhchevy.com/paws.