Willamette Humane Society Named Capitol Subaru’s Hometown Charity in 2017 National Share the Love Campaign
The annual campaign has raised more than $125,000 for local pets in the past three years
SALEM, Ore. ─ Nov. 16, 2017 ─ Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was named the hometown charity of choice by Capitol Subaru for Subaru of America, Inc.’s 2017 national Share the Love campaign. This is the fourth year Capitol Subaru has chosen to support local pets in partnership with WHS.
The annual campaign has raised more than $125,000 to date for animals in Marion and Polk counties, funding numerous life saving programs at the shelter such as low-cost spay and neuter services and quality medical treatment of animals suffering from injury or illness.
“Each year we are in awe of Capitol Subaru’s incredible support of Willamette Humane Society through the Share the Love campaign,” said Sherri Partridge, WHS Director of Development and Community Relations. “We are so grateful for not only their financial support, but also their commitment to making a positive impact in our community by helping people and homeless pets find their perfect match.”
To participate, consumers must buy or lease a new Subaru between November 16, 2017, and January 2, 2018, and name Willamette Humane Society as the charity of choice. Subaru of America, Inc. will donate $250 for each new vehicle leased or sold. Share the Love is a national giving campaign benefitting more than 660 local charitable organizations across the country, as well as four national nonprofit partners: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®), Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels America and National Park Foundation.
For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org. For more information about Capitol Auto Group, visit capitolauto.com.
About Willamette Humane Society
Willamette Humane Society, located in Salem, Ore., was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve communities in Marion and Polk counties. The organization is dedicated to establishing, maintaining and enhancing the bond between companion animals and people, serving more than 8,870 pets and 51,280 people in its last fiscal year. Willamette Humane Society provides essential services and programs such as adoption and sheltering, behavior and training, youth programs and a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. The shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 60 employees and 1,000 volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.