Pets Without Parents and HeySmokies.com announce donation box partnership

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Jerry Maltese, owner of Nino’s Pizzeria in Sevierville proudly stands by the restaurant’s donation box/photo by Kelly Mott

By Kelly Mott

Pets Without Parents and HeySmokies.com announce their donation box partnership to raise needed funds for the local non-profit.

Although HeySmokies.com gives away its colorful, round stickers for free in local businesses, donation boxes are being set up to encourage contributions to Sevier County’s “no-kill” shelter which provides compassionate and loving care to dogs and cats in need while striving to place them with a forever family and home.

“The community has been so supportive,” said Kylee Davis, Pets Without Parents shelter director, “Every little bit helps meet the needs of the animals so we really appreciate HeySmokies’ cooperation.”

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Shelter Director Kylee Davis with two furry friends/photo by Kelly Mott

Pets Without Parents has helped find homes for over 2,000 canines and felines to-date, with over 550 adoptions in 2014. It’s home to as many as 57 animals at any given time and costs between $10,000 – $12,000 each month to run the shelter.

“Our no-kill shelter and adoption center is entirely dependent on donations, and every dollar generated through the donation box program will help us save the lives of homeless, neglected and abused animals,” said Karolina Ogorek, volunteer board member for Pets Without Parents.

“We are so excited about our partnership with Pets Without Parents,” said HeySmokies’ Kelly Mott, “It’s a great partnership because visitors and fans get a free memento of their time here in the Great Smoky Mountains and Pets Without Parents receives the donations allowing hundreds of animals a chance at a healthy and happy life.”

Local businesses that would like to have a Pets Without Parents / HeySmokies Donation Box, email info@heysmokies.com.

Those interested in adopting a pet, volunteering or donating directly to Pets Without Parents, call 865-286-9411 or email petswithoutparents@gmail.com. Visit them online at www.pwpshelter.com. A volunteer orientation is held every Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. at The Barker Lounge on West Main Street in Sevierville.


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