On Jan. 26 the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) became the proud owners of a brand new 2015 Ford Transit Van. This much-needed vehicle will be used to transport cats and dogs to various veterinary clinics for medical care and procedures such as spay/neuter, to transport available cats to the shelter’s satellite adoption center at PetSmart in Green Bay and used for special events, adoption events and parades throughout the Door County community as well as other shelter business.
“The 1995 Ford EconoLine Van we have been using is no longer reliable. The new van is an amazing gift that could not have come at a better time,” stated DCHS Executive Director Carol Boudreau. She continued, “We were able to purchase this much-needed van with a donation from a couple who have been longtime supporters of DCHS but wish to remain anonymous. Jim Olson Ford also helped in this process by reducing the price of the vehicle as well as donating $2,000 toward the purchase. Ron Hawkins found the van for us and donated supplies and time to insulate the back cargo area. Bernie Reinhardt also donated time on the insulation project. Aaron Thornton worked patiently with us while meeting our deadline to get the logo and contact information on our van at a reduced cost. We cannot express enough how ecstatic we are to have this new vehicle. Thank you so much to everyone who came together and helped to make this dream a reality.”