Sponsoring the Society’s Operational Costs
LETHBRIDGE, AB, CANADA—JULY 3, 2018— Every year, Wilbur-Ellis, through its Impact Funds program, allocates funds for employee-driven contributions that benefit the communities where its employees live and work. Wilbur-Ellis’ Feed Division recently donated $3,500 Canadian Dollars to the Windy City Canine Rescue Society, a dog shelter based in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, that helps older dogs in need of a new home find their perfect family. Wilbur-Ellis’ donation will cover the shelter’s operational costs for an entire month.
The Windy City Canine Rescue Society is a group of volunteers that depends on funding from adoption fees fundraisers and supporters, like Wilbur-Ellis, to accomplish its mission. These funds enable the organization to cover the costs of food, vaccines, spay/neutering, and other expenses, such as foster home supplies, medicine and vet visits for minor illnesses and injuries. The average adoption costs the
organization approximately $480 per female and $300 per male. This includes having the dog spayed or neutered, dewormed, microchipped, and vaccinated and providing the new family with a bag of dog food.
The organization typically adopts between eight to 10 dogs a month, with many of them coming from shelters across Canada and the United States. Dogs that have been found injured and need rehabilitation are also welcome. A point of pride for the organization is that it boasts a 100% adoption rate.
About Wilbur-Ellis Feed
Wilbur-Ellis Feed is an industry leader in the international distribution and marketing of nutrients for the livestock, pet food, aquaculture and animal nutrition industries. For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis Feed has provided value-added ingredients, excellent service and creative solutions to maximize return for its customers and suppliers. Wilbur-Ellis Feed generates over $475 million in sales revenue annually and has over 30 locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Japan. For more information, please visit www.wilburellisfeed.com.
About Wilbur-Ellis Impact Funds
Every year, Wilbur-Ellis distributes funds for contributions that benefit the communities where its employees work and live. With a strong commitment and sense of shared responsibility for nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis positively impacts local communities through these funds. To date, Wilbur-Ellis has donated over $6.5 million to our local communities. For more information, please visit www.wilburellis.com.
About the Windy City Canine Rescue Society
Founded in 2011, the Windy City Canine Rescue Society is a group of volunteers based in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada working to help older dogs in need of a new home. Their goal is to make sure that a dog that has already had one family, finds their perfect match this time around. For more information, please visit www.windycityrescue.com.