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Lawton dealership holds fundraiser for animal rescues

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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – Billingsley Ford in Lawton is working to ensure animals at animal rescues are getting presents this vacation season.

They are fundraising for seven totally different animal rescues in southwest Oklahoma to assist them meet their wants this time of yr.

Usually, Billingsley would gather bodily donations to provide out, however now financial donations are most well-liked because it permits the rescues to make use of the cash how they need.

Marketing Director Janie Billingsley mentioned the rescues respect the cash extra.

“Because some have vet bills they need to pay and they also feed a particular food at the rescues. When we bring in lots of different foods, it can cause digestive issues with that animals and that creates something else the rescues have to deal with,” Billingsley mentioned.

Their purpose has been set at $2,500, and each greenback that’s raised shall be matched by the dealership.

“We would love to exceed the goal, every dollar helps. We’ve got seven rescues we distribute to, and they all have high demands especially right now. Every dollar will help them, they are so appreciative,” Billingsley mentioned.

Lawton Animal Welfare and Lawton Humane Society are two of the seven rescues that shall be receiving donations. Officials from each mentioned Billingsley efforts assist maintain their mission alive each single yr.

“We’re extremely grateful because this year has been a tough year for everybody. Especially the animals. The money helps us buy the things we need,” Lawton Humane Society Vice President Donna Campos-Barahona mentioned.

“We never know what we’re going to have come through the door. Whether a citizen brings it in or whether the welfare officers pick them up on the road. We never know what we’re going to have,” Lawton Animal Welfare Field Supervisor Roy Rodrick mentioned.

If you have an interest in donating, there’s a GoFundMe arrange referred to as Christmas for Southwest Oklahoma Animal Shelters.

Checks can be dropped off on the dealership.

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