Imagine a Two Men and a Truck pickup, filled to the brim with high-quality pet food, toys and supplies, all donated by you and other animal-friendly folk, pulling out of the parking lot from Maine Indoor Karting (23 Washington Ave, Scarborough) and getting on the road to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland to unload and distribute all the goodies to the shelter pets. But you’re still parked at Maine Indoor Karting. Well, it might have been some time since you and your family did any indoor driving. And look! Your pet food and supply donation resulted in a $10-off coupon for MIK’s Arrive and Drive carting rate. Hmm!
It’s the kickoff of Movers for Mutts. It takes place August 6 through August 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
ARLGP staff will be on site on Tuesday, August 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with giveaways and a four-legged friend. They ask that donations be from their wish list (available and downloadable at https://arlgp.org/make-a-gift/pets-have-wishes-too/ ) to minimize wasted resources. In a pinch, you may donate odds and ends like postage stamps and gift cards to places like grocery stores and big box stores, which can always be put to good use. And then you get to enjoy some IRL fun with your fam, feeling happy that a dog, cat or small animal is going to be better off.
Movers for Mutts: https://arlgp.org/movers-mutts-supply-drive/
Alternatively, especially if there are no pets in your house and you can’t remember when you last even petted a dog, head over to Dog Story Time at Freeport Community Library (10 Library Dr). On Monday, August 7 at 3 p.m., the therapy dog Leo will be there for youngsters (or adults that need fur time) to snuggle with, pet, or read to. On Wednesday, August 8, it will be Mr. Cooper, Penny and Freeport who will provide the love and listening ears.
Leo’s event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631438900219241
Mr. Cooper, Penny and Freeport’s event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631438900219241
Freeport Community Library’s phone: 207-865-3307