Published On: Wed, Jul 12th, 2017

Kaufman Lynn Construction Uses Take Your Dog to Work Day to Raise Shelter Awareness

By: Michael Demyan

image014So this is where they go when they head out of the front door every morning.

Employees at Kaufman Lynn Construction were able to bring their furry family to work as they took part in Take Your Dog to Work Day. It was the 19th year that companies around the country participated in the national “holiday.”

There were twelve dogs hanging around the office as the canine companions were able to watch their owners during the time when they are usually waiting for them to come back home. The day is used to bring awareness to dogs in shelters and promote adoptions.

During the whole month of June, employees donated dog food, gift cards and other items to the Tri-County Animal Rescue, which is a nonprofit no-kill shelter. The only funding they receive is from private donations, so they rely heavily on the community to step in and help so that they can provide the best care they can.

A monetary donation is not the only way someone can help out, as volunteers are always welcome for tasks such as walking the dogs, cleaning the cat room and helping out at fundraising events.

The rescue has saved over 55,000 animals from being euthanized since its inception as they have went on to find loving homes.

image016Tri-County Animal Rescue co-founder and executive director Suzi Goldsmith was very thankful for the support they received from Kaufman Lynn Construction.

“Tri-County Animal Rescue offers its deepest gratitude to Kaufman Lynn Construction for its amazingly generous and heartwarming support of our rescue and adoption efforts at the shelter,” she said. “For so many of our cats and dogs that have not yet found their forever homes, the kindness and compassion you have displayed is even more meaningful to all of us. Thank you for realizing the importance of our work and for making it possible.”

Take Your Dog to Work Day is not the only program Kaufman Lynn Construction participates in to help make the community a better place. Their Positive Workplace Committee initiative looks forward to the upcoming Women in Distress Clothing Drive and backpack drive for Florence Fuller Child Development Centers.

Left to right: Kaufman Lynn Construction associates Nikki Fortugno, Melissa Parker, Kathleen Bernard and Hillary Kaufman dropping off donations.

Left to right: Kaufman Lynn Construction associates Nikki Fortugno, Melissa Parker, Kathleen Bernard and Hillary Kaufman
dropping off donations.

Tayler Novick and her dog Gram on “Take Your Dog to Work Day.”

Tayler Novick and her dog Gram on “Take Your Dog to Work Day.”

Construction VP Sam Doggart with his dog, Joey.

Construction VP Sam Doggart with his dog, Joey.

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