Businesses support local animal rescue – January 19, 2011

Businesses support local animal rescue

Published: Sunday, January 09, 2011

Special to The Oakland Press

Local businesses have come together to collect food, supplies and money for the Animal Care Network.

The animal group reported in November that it was running out of food and supplies for its street teams, which work in Pontiac and Inkster.

Two local businesses jumped at the opportunity to help. Teknicolor Paints collected about 350 pounds of dry pet food, along with canned food, treats, blankets, litter and $100.

Aleta Sill’s Bowling World collected nearly 5,000 pounds of food, other supplies, a $100 Pet Supplies Plus gift card and more than $700 in donations.

“We are overwhelmed by the inspiring generosity of Teknicolor Paints and Aleta Sill’s Bowling World,” said Marie Skladd, president of the Michigan Animal Adoption Network, parent organization of ACN. “Food donations are critical to the continuation of the program in both Pontiac and Inkster.”

Many other local businesses are stepping up to the task to keep the ACN food and supply drive going through the winter.

Accepting dog and cat food, supplies and cash donations are: Pine Lake Market, 3391 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor, 248-682-7807; Premier Pet Supply, 31215 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills, 248-647-4310; Reggie’s Pet Lovers, 3405 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor, 248-682-PETS.

Now accepting cash donations are: Beach In A Box Tanning, 2454 Orchard Lake Road, Sylvan Lake, 248-682-6055.

Accepting dog and cat food donations are: Flagstar Bank, 4400 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, 248-683-9418. Starting this month, a food, supply and cash collection will be conducted by: Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School, 3750 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake Village, 248-682-3422.

“With your food donation and help from Girl Scout Troop 40137, Mike Palmer and Premier Pet Supply, we can help families in need feed and keep their pets,” said local animal welfare enthusiast Laura Fenton.

For more information on the ACN or to volunteer, contact Pam Porteous, ACN manager, at 248-678-2756 or visit

Teknicolor Paints has three locations: 27849 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (248-994-1300); 51616 Woodward Ave., Pontiac (248-745-0003); and 33488 Woodward Ave., Birmingham (248-646-5924).

Aleta Sill’s Bowling World is at 30250 W. Nine Mile Road, Farmington Hills (248-615-9060), inside Country Lanes.

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