POSTED: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 1:50pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6:09pm
An area car wash chain is helping dozens of animals in our area. Mister Car Wash is holding a fundraiser for the Humane Society of El Paso. And starting tomorrow you have the entire month of July to help out.
Nearly 200 dogs and cats call the Humane Society in Northeast El Paso home these days.
"It costs us about $20-$25 a day per animal," said Humane Society Executive Director Betty Hoover.
It can cost up to $5,000 on a daily basis to keep the operation running. "The Humane Society of El Paso is a private non-profit. We receive no money from the city, the state or the federal government and we're totally dependent upon donations, adoption fees and fundraising," said Hoover.
For the second year in a row, Mister Car Wash is helping the non-profit organization raise some much- needed funds in the Paws-A-Thon Drive, which goes on trough the whole month of July.
Hoover says it's really easy to donate. "People, when they go into the Mr. Car Wash locations have the opportunity to purchase a paw for $1, $5 or $10 and all of that money comes back to your local Humane Society," she said.
Hoover says every year, the Humane Society of El Paso houses about 5,000 animals.
"The majority of our animal residents are given to us by their owners, who can no longer care for the animals or no longer want to and our home is to find a second home for all of those guys," said Hoover.
Hoover says the money raised will go a long ways. "The money helps us with daily care of the animals. That would be food and shelter. It also helps with veterinary costs and medication if the animals get sick," said Hoover.
She's asking everyone to participate and help these animals that for now do not have a home. "Get your car washed, help the Humane Society, buy a paw," she said.
The Paws-A-Thon starts tomorrow and goes through July 31st. Here's a list of all nine Mr. Car Wash locations:
6237 North Mesa Street, El Paso
8857 W Gateway Blvd, El Paso, Texas
4800 Osborne Drive, El Paso
6365 Montana Avenue, El Paso
12120 Montwood Drive, El Paso
11184 Vista Del Sol Drive, El Paso
9811 Dyer Street, El Paso
11630 Pellicano Drive, El Paso
8835 North Loop Dr, El Paso