By: Megan Jeffers—
Muncie, IN—ARF is a local non-profit whose mission is to provide shelter, medical care, and love to abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found. Through educational efforts, public awareness and community involvement, ARF seeks to eliminate euthanasia as a way of animal control, thereby creating a “no-kill” community in which both animals and humans benefit from the goodness of each other.
The First Merchants Muncie Team recently participated in a Community Day at ARF. Participants included: Jennifer Simison, Emily Huffer, Kelly Hampton, Dorene Hudson, Tracy Caban, Stacy Terhune, Shay Hines, Doug White, Brian Moore, Jane Smith, Tammy Kirkwood, Tressa Wyman, Shannon Stevenson, Steve Moore, Tammi Reichert, Connie St. John, Shawn Moore, Diane Phillips and Jamie Hodson.
Volunteers spent the day cleaning and sanitizing the kennels in the adoption center, cleaning & organizing a storage garage, moving crates & beds out of two rented storage units and bringing them back to ARF for storage, deep cleaning the Catty Shack house, bagging up donated dog food for distribution to at-need pet owners, clearing leaves and weeds from the property, unloading a semi-truck shipment of donated food & toys and organizing the items in the newly cleaned out storage garage.
And, of course, walking dogs.