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Celebration, Horse Industry and Community "Steppin Up For The Animals"



In a united drive to aid our local shelters, the Celebration, local tack shops and the Tennessee Walking Horse industry, partnering with businesses from Shelbyville and surrounding areas will come together for the next 14 days to collect much needed supplies. The Celebration has designated a drop off area near Gate A during the show, while The Winner's Circle, Bedford Tack, The Tennessee Walking Horse Museum, Corner Cleaners and Two Sisters Travel Co. will be accepting donated items during their business hours.

While many people assume that those TV commercials fund the humane societies and animal shelters in communities, the fact is that most shelters receive no help from any of the national organizations showing those “sad puppy “ads. In reality it is communities coming together that supply the shelter with funding and items needed for those many unwanted dogs and cats.

In an effort to provide the best possible care for the animals found in our community shelters, folks from the Bedford County Animals Control, Shelbyville Animal Control, Bedford Humane Society and Middle Tennessee Treasure have worked with the horse industry and local businesses to coordinate the collection effort. In the spirit of the “Walking Horse Trainers give back” program the entire horse community and our out of town visitors are urged to “give back” to our community that hosts the World Grand Championship horse show, The Celebration.

Items needed include dog & cat food, cat litter, Adam’s Flea Spray, dog beds, portable folding kennels, dog & cat toys, leashes, collars, bleach, paper towels, bath towels, trash bags, equine pine pellets/shavings, Tractor Supply or Wal-Mart gift cards, or monetary donations. 

Along with the donations campaign, The Winner's Circle Tack Shop will be hosting a pet adoption drive on August 28th through August 30th.

Please support this community effort and “Steppin Up For the Animals”.
 

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