Scenic Highway 30A, Florida -September 8, 2011 – Alaqua Animal Refuge and 30A.com announced that their “30A Sticker Donation Box” partnership has raised over $14,000 for the local charity in its first 12 months.
Although 30A.com gives away its famous round Gulf-blue decals for free in local businesses, donation boxes have been set-up in many locations to encourage contributions to Walton County’s premiere “no-kill” shelter, located on a 10-acre farm in Freeport.
“The business community has been so supportive of Alaqua Animal Refuge, as have residents and visitors,” said Ann Nicolson, an Alaqua Animal Refuge volunteer. “Every little bit helps meet the needs of animals, and we so appreciate 30A’s cooperation.”
“With $14,000, we can feed over 200 homeless dogs or cats for three months, spay or neuter about 300 animals, provide life-saving annual immunizations to 600 puppies and kittens, or feed 20 horses food and hay for six months,” added volunteer Linda Draper.
Alaqua Animal Refuge has helped find homes for more than 6,000 animals to-date, with as many as 100 animals being adopted every month, and it’s home to as many as 250 animals at any given time. It costs $40,000 per month to run the refuge, which is entirely dependent upon private donations.
“When 30A.com placed their stickers with our refuge donation boxes, we saw an instant jump in collections,” said Laurie Hood, Alaqua Animal Refuge’s president and founder. “Our no-kill shelter and adoption center is entirely dependent on donations, and every dollar generated through the program helps us save the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals. We are so grateful to 30A.com and the people who have given to us through this wonderful partnership.”
“We’ve given away over 190,000 stickers so far, and we were so excited and proud to learn how much money has been generated for this amazing local charity,” said 30A.com’s Mike Ragsdale. “It’s truly a perfect partnership, because fans get a free memento of their time here on 30A, Alaqua Animal Refuge receives the donations, and thousands of animals are provided an opportunity to live happy and healthy lives.”
Any local businesses that would like to have an Alaqua Animal Refuge / 30A Sticker donation box is asked to please call 850-880-6399.