Fire dog Halligan helps raise over 5,000 pounds in pet food

Fire dog Halligan helps raise over 5,000 pounds in pet food

WESTON, W.Va. – The Weston Volunteer Fireplace Department’s firedog, Halligan, held his seventh once-a-year food push that begun all around Black Friday and ended on the day prior to Xmas Eve.

About 7 and a fifty percent decades ago, the Weston VFD resolved to get a dalmatian fireplace-pet dog named Halligan. Deputy chief, Keith Talbert Jr. explained that the local community outreach they been given after bringing Halligan home to the station was way more than predicted. They made a decision to give again utilizing the hearth-pet by doing an yearly push for the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility.

Over the past 7 a long time, Halligan and the VFD have served raise over 3,600 pounds of dry pet food stuff and 1,700 lbs . of dry cat foods. This is not including the 600 cans of wet dog food stuff and 1,000 cans of soaked cat foods, along with a ton of other things.

This year’s totals are:

  • Dry cat foods – 195 lbs.
  • Soaked cat foodstuff – 22 cans
  • Dry pet food items – 295 lbs.
  • Damp pet dog foods – 6 cans
  • Non clumping cat litter – 100 lbs.
  • Doggy bones – 23 lbs.
  • Cat treats – 1 bag
  • Doggy treats – 4 luggage
  • Cat toys – 4
  • Puppy toys – 13
  • Foodstuff bowls – 6
  • Cat collar – 1
  • Pet collasrs – 38
  • Canine leashes – 39
  • Pet dog coats – 2
  • Financial donations for spaying and neutering
The deputy chief dropping off all the donations to the Animal Handle Facility (Courtesy: Weston Volunteer Fireplace Division)

All of the products that have been donated this year ended up taken to the Lewis-Upshur Animal Management facility on the day just after Xmas. Usually, the VFD would consider the donations on Christmas Eve, but thanks to having an crisis on the working day of, they had to wait until Dec. 26.

The deputy main explained that he feels a great deal of individuals tend to neglect about animals all through the holidays. Acquiring a dalmatian and viewing how lots of persons really like to go see him, Talbert feels good with how could donations Halligan has aided bring in for other folks like him. Talbert mentioned how heartwarming it is to have this drive each and every yr. Nonetheless, it is also saddening. He stated, “now Halligan, he’s eight decades outdated. He’s having more mature. He – kinda see the conclude coming, at some position quickly, so it is saddening, you know, to imagine that it may perhaps only have one or two a lot more several years. But, we’ll proceed it until, right until he is no extended here.”

Talbert Jr. additional that the volunteer hearth department would even now proceed the travel even soon after Halligan passes on, but they would modify it all over a little bit to be in his memory. Halligan will be holding his eighth yearly push yet again next calendar year, starting up in November. You can locate updates here right up until then.