In an unprecedented coming together of media, retail and corporate partners, the Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) is flourishing.
Recently, BARC! had the honor of recognizing Southern Chevrolet of Foley as a corporate partner. They have provided the means to increase the number of dogs that can be rescued, rehabilitated then rehomed.
Pet adoption is critical to ending the tragedy of euthanasia – a tragedy that claims the lives of thousands of homeless pets every year in Baldwin County.
Mike Werneth, co-owner of Southern Chevrolet of Foley, has a goal to cover boarding and medical expenses for 40 dogs who will be pulled from local kill shelters within 12 months.
At pet adoptions, the dogs wear blue jackets with "I was rescued by Southern Chevrolet of Foley" embroidered on it. Visit www.BaldwinHumane.org for a photo gallery of dogs sponsored by them; notice they’re named Chevy, Tahoe, Cammie Camaro, Blazer and Malibu after the vehicles.
“We would like to thank our corporate partner, and we ask that you do the same by giving them your business the next time you need some services” remarked Donna Burns, BARC! Board Member. When she presented the plaque to Rick Carlisle, New Car Sales Manager, she continued “We could not do this without Southern Chevrolet’s help.”
The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) is a no-kill adoption agency (rather than a shelter). They are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit established in 1979; they were the first and remain the only county-wide animal welfare agency. Its goal is to eliminate the number of abused and abandoned pets through spay/neuter, education, rescue and adoption.
PICTURED: Rick Carlisle, New Car Sales Manager, accepted the Corporate Partner Award for Southern Chevrolet of Foley from Sonja Presley, BARC! Executive Director and Donna Burns, BARC! Board Member. Photo courtesy of Stephen Savage.