Animal rescues

Weiler Convenience Stores helps raise $6,000 for local animal rescues

Karen Bayerl, Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation

Successful T-Shirt Fundraiser Benefits Local Animals

Last month, Weiler Convenience Stores in Marshfield began selling specially designed t-shirts to raise funds for three local animal welfare organizations: Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS), Clark County Humane Society (CCHS) and the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation.

“Shelters don’t have revenue, so they need all the funding that any business or person can raise,” said Kelly Weiler, owner. She added that being locally owned, she likes to give back to the community where she lives and works.

Featuring bright colors and the slogan “You can’t buy love, but you can save it!”, the shirts sold out quickly. Donors also gave generously, with an individual matching gift of up to $500.

In total, the fundraiser raised $6,000. All funds raised went directly to rescues, with Weiler donating all costs of the shirts. The shirts were printed locally at Premier Printing in Marshfield.

Michelle Tesmer, Clark County Humane Society

On September 19, Kelly presented a check for $2,000 to each of the three rescues.

“As a nonprofit organization, having community support is really critical,” said Michelle Tesmer, CCHS. “It’s wonderful that Weiler included us and we appreciate their efforts to support animals in need in our area.”

“It’s a huge deal for us,” said Karen Bayerl of the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, adding that the funds would be used to help pay for hay, the price of which recently increased dramatically.

“A big thank you to Weilers for donating the proceeds of this amazing fundraiser,” said Karen Rau, CEO of MAPS. “We appreciate the outpouring of support for this event. The funds will help provide medical care and daily supplies to our many precious pets.

Weiler thanks everyone for their support and hopes to hold more fundraisers in the near future.

Visit one of three locally owned Weiler locations at 600 N Central Ave, 2401 E 4th St and 2005 N Central Ave.

Karen Rau, Executive Director of MAPS

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