Friday, April 27, 2012

Logansport Memorial Laboratory has successful Pet Supplies Drive!

On Friday, April 27, the Laboratory at Logansport Memorial Hospital concluded its pet supplies drive as National Laboratory Services Week also concluded. The staff in the Lab had worked together to distribute signs and information about a drive that would collect needed pet supplies to be donated to the Cass County Humane Society. The Lab also sponsored a “Cutest Pet” contest that collected entry fees from photos submitted as a monetary donation to the efforts of the Humane Society. In all, $350 was raised and tables were filled with pet supplies donated by staff and willing members of the community.

“It was great to have so much support both internally and externally,” comments Hershell Hamilton, Logansport Memorial Hospital Laboratory Director. “We were very pleased with the donations that were brought in. We hold this supplies drive during Lab Week to try to give back to an organization in need on behalf of our department. We would like to focus on serving others in everything we do, even when we are celebrating.”

Kim Kesler, the Director at the Cass County Humane Society, was overjoyed to receive the donation. “The generosity from everyone involved in this supplies drive was extraordinary and overwhelming,” she said. “We are so thankful for any and all donations that we receive, but this outpouring of support is very humbling and much appreciated.”

She noted that the supplies would begin to be used for the pets at the Humane Society beginning that day, as soon as they were transported back. “We just ran out of bleach today, so this will be perfect!” she exclaimed. “All of these supplies will be put to good use. Our animals are in for a treat!”

Kim also mentioned that anyone wanting to donate to the Cass County Humane Society at any time is able to do so. “We are very grateful for this support from the Lab at Logansport Memorial Hospital, and for all community support we receive,” she said. Simply calling the Humane Society at 574.516.1526 can help you get set up to volunteer or make your donation.

When asked why they chose to focus on pets during their week of recognition, Hershell explained the idea behind it. “We thought of ‘Lab(rador)’ when we were brainstorming initially, and it has just grown from there. This is something we look forward to doing each year for the animals and for our community.”

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