Special guest to raise building funds

12 months ago

You definitely need to mark your calendars for Thursday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are thrilled to have Kris Rotonda and the Jordan’s Way team as our guests.  They will arrive at the Central Aroostook Humane Society to do a three-hour live fundraiser through our shelter Facebook feed.  

Kris is on a mission to visit shelters in all 48 states by helping them to raise money.  Our goal is to raise funds for our new building project, showcase our pets up for adoption and to have a great time to boot.  During this three-hour live Facebook feed, viewers can watch shelter employees, volunteers and sometimes even law enforcement or local “celebrities” in activities like pies to the face, dunk tanks, ice bucket challenges or even laying on the floor with a face full of whipped cream and puppies around you to lick it off.   What fun! 

It is truly amazing what Kris and his team have accomplished. They have raised $5.2 million over the past three years for shelters nationwide and are returning to northern Maine to help our little shelter work hard to reach our building goal.  You really need to check out their incredible work and story at www.jordanswaytour.com or Jordan’s Way Facebook page.

Kris will be hosting and running the live feed and urging supporters to call in or donate online in support of the animals and the new shelter that is already designed and ready to build in a few short months. 

Kris’s story started back in 2007 when he visited a local rescue to find a new friend.  Sitting alone all the way at the back of the aisle of cages, Jordan, a Bull Mastiff, German Shepherd and Samoyed mix, was a shelter dog for three years before Kris adopted her. In their 11 years together, Kris took Jordan everywhere he went. Sadly, in 2018, Jordan passed away from cancer, but her memory lives on through Jordan’s Way. 

Their mission: to share meaningful animal welfare stories that inspire people to adopt.  “We publicize our efforts on social media to work towards influencing the clearing of shelters. Through our community outreach, fundraising and advocacy, we create a buzz around shelters that builds a compassionate community of pet parents willing to provide a permanent home to homeless animals,” Jordan’s Way states.

So, be sure to stop by the shelter or enjoy this adventure on the Central Aroostook Facebook page on July 6. For more information, call the shelter at 764-3441.  

Please be responsible: spay and neuter your pets.

Gloria J. Towle is the secretary and a member of the Central Aroostook Humane Society board of directors.