Citizen Storage, with two self-storage locations in Fenton, Mich., is supporting a local animal shelter by providing free storage space for its fundraising efforts. Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton is storing donated bottles and cans that will be redeemed for cash and used to fund medical procedures and vaccinations for animals it rescues, according to a press release.
The nonprofit doesn’t receive any government backing and operates solely on donations. Its fundraising efforts have been halted this spring, as bottle- and can-return operations are closed during the state’s coronavirus lockdown. “We heard how the shutdown was affecting Adopt-A-Pet and knew we were uniquely equipped to lend a hand, or in this case, a storage unit,” said Peter Spickenagel, CEO and president of Citizen Storage.
“The pandemic has already put a strain on our adoption program and operations in general. To lose the money from the bottle and can drive would have been another setback,” said Jody Maddock, program director for Adopt-A-Pet. “Now we have a place to keep donations until restrictions on recycling centers are lifted. We cannot thank Citizen Storage enough. It’s good people like them that shed a positive light during these difficult times.”
Founded in 1978, Adopt-A-Pet provides a caring and prosperous environment for adoptable dogs and cats, the release stated. The organization has helped more than 30,000 animals find homes.
Citizen Storage offers drive-up storage at 1159 N. Leroy St. and 3144 Copper Ave. Its home office is in Royal Oak, Mich.