AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A local car dealership donated thousands of dollars to a shelter to help them take care of homeless and abandoned animals.
Fred Martin Ford in Austintown presented Angels for Animals with a $12,000 check Wednesday afternoon. During the summer, the dealership collected the money by donating $25 from each new car sold.
Owner Fred Martin is an avid animal lover and was happy with the money they were able to raise. It’s all going to the Angels for Animals general fund.
“We do have to pay electric bill, gas bill, there’s repairs to the building, constant maintenance. Unfortunately, that is all part of housing animals and everyone wants to save them all, but it’s expensive,” Angels for Animals founder Diane Less said.
Martin said he has always known that it’s important for humans to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves, saying the decision to help Angels for Animals was an easy one.
“In my whole life, I have been around animals, pets, primarily cats and dogs, and they have meant so much to me. Their love is absolutely unconditional,” he said.
Several times during the summer, Angels for Animals brought cats and dogs that needed adopted to the dealership and many of them did find new homes.