Harrisvaccines Tailgate to Benefit Local Animal Shelter
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Harrisvaccines Tailgate to Benefit Local Animal Shelter

Oct 24, 2012

Locally based animal vaccine company Harrisvaccines has organized a tailgating fundraiser where all the proceeds will be donated to the Ames Animal Shelter.

 Harrisvaccines Inc. Tailgate to Benefit Local Animal Shelter

Ames, Iowa (October 24, 2012)- The idea of 20,000 different homeless citizens, over the past 20 years, passing through a single shelter in a small college town would normally be seen as an unacceptable neglect of one’s basic needs, and yet that is the reality for one local Iowa shelter. The facility is none other than Ames Animal Shelter, and although the inhabitants are not of our species they still requires the same basic necessities, and then some. In light of their commitment to service and compassion towards animals in need, the locally based animal vaccine company Harrisvaccines Inc. has organized a tailgating fundraiser where all the proceeds will be donated to the Ames Animal Shelter.

The tailgate will begin at 4 p.m. in lot B6 of Jack Trice Stadium. The event will be hosted by a number of Harrisvaccines employees, and their families, and is welcoming anyone who is looking to enjoy some pregame festivities and be a part of a noble cause. The meal bundles will be available for $4 each from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Again, all the funds collected from this event will be going towards the shelters continued success in saving and improving lives in the Ames community.

The funds that the shelter receives will be used for the continued improvement of the staff’s and volunteers’ ability to care for and house these animals whom most have rarely, if ever, had a roof over their heads or a comfortable, safe place to sleep. These upgrades will manifest in a number of ways, including: more skills training for staff/volunteers, increased informational/educational outreach and awareness in the Ames area, more comfortable accommodations for the animals and workers alike, and any other projects as they present themselves. Through these improvements, the staff of Ames Animal Shelter hopes to be able to maintain and/or increase their 90% adoption rate, for the foreseeable future.

Harrisvaccines will continue to reach out into the Ames community, and others, for opportunities to service its citizens’ needs. As a small, local business they hope to deeply integrate themselves into the community as a sign of loyalty and commitment to the proud, local brand of Ames, Iowa.

About Harrisvaccines

Headquartered in Ames, Iowa, Harrisvaccines focuses on revolutionizing animal health vaccines and enhancing productivity in the swine, cattle, equine, and farmed shrimp industries. Using state-of-the-art advanced molecular science, Harrisvaccines employs a unique RNA platform to develop products for animal diseases. For more information, visit www.harrisvaccines.com.

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