News Release: From: Evansville Mayors Office Dog Bed Donation to Animal Care and Control (EVANSVILLE, IN) – Evansville Animal Care and Control will receive a $1000 donation for state-of-the-art Kuranda dog beds, thanks to Mr. Marlin Beck, Animal Care and Control Education Commission board member, and professional dog trainer. The donation means almost half of the dogs at the shelter will have comfortable, new chew-proof beds. “We are so thankful to Mr. Beck because being in a shelter is a stressful situation for most animals. He is making a big change in their stay with us by giving them a better place to rest,” said Monica Freeman, Superintendent of Evansville Animal Care and Control. “These beds are wonderful additions to the felt blankets being made for all of our animals by 4-H organizations, Horses R Us and the Free Spirit Clubs.” Mr. Beck’s donation is part of a promotional program between Kuranda USA, Petfinder.com, and shelters across the nation. Kuranda’s “Donate a Bed” program enables individuals to donate beds to the shelter of their choice at discounted prices. The donation will be sent directly to the shelter in the purchaser’s name and is 30% to 35% off regular retail prices. For more information about the “Donate a Bed” program go to www.petfinder.com or www.kuranda.com and follow the instructions, or call 1-800-494-7122. “We don’t want to underestimate all of the other ways people can help out the animals in the shelter even if they cannot afford to donate a bed. Every donation to the Spirit Fund also is a great help,” said Freeman. “The Spirit Fund helps us pay for veterinary care for stray animals that end up in the shelter with injuries or illness. And of course, we appreciate the help of volunteers.” You can mail or drop off donations to the Spirit Fund at Evansville-Vanderburgh Animal Care and Control, 815 Uhlhorn Street, Evansville, IN 47710. To volunteer, email Shannon_edwards@bellsouth.net. Evansville-Vanderburgh Animal Care and Control (EVACC) is a local government shelter serving the city of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, whose responsibility is to ensure public and pet safety through a variety of services, including investigation, enforcement, and citations for violation of city and county animal control ordinances. EVACC also provides lost and found services and new pet adoptions. EVACC is dedicated to providing integrated animal service programs built on public safety and awareness, promotion of responsible pet adoption and ownership, and enforcement of the City-County animal control ordinances.