| June 28, 2021

The VAA Egrets Walk Their Way into the Top Five

This spring VAA took to the streets with our furry friends to raise money for the Animal Human Society’s Walk for Animals 50th anniversary charity event. Although it was the second year in a row the AHS fundraiser was held virtually, it didn’t give anyone “paws.” The VAA Egrets team was one of the top five Corporate Team Challenge companies, raising over $1300 that will go towards food, shelter, and medical treatments to support animals in need while they sniff out their forever homes.

What can every $1,000 donation do? It can pay to transport 25 dogs from overcrowded shelters in the South to an AHS facility in Minnesota. Or it can cover the cost to spay 20 cats, reducing the number of kittens that will need care and placement. Or it can fund on-site X-rays for 15 animals who may need specialty services or surgeries.

“I enjoy volunteering for this event because I love animals,” says Cheri Axel, PHR, SHRM-CP, Senior HR Generalist and VAA’s team captain for the second year in a row. “Many of VAA’s staff were excited to get involved and help with fundraising. I have always had a big heart for the underdog (pun intended!), so working for a company that encourages support for the welfare of animals is wonderful.” VAA is proud to support such a wonderful cause and grateful to everyone who participated.

To learn more about the event or volunteering, visit the Animal Humane Society website.

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