Tri States Public Radio partnered with Horse and Hound Country Store in Burlington, Iowa and Thorn's Pets and Supplies in Galesburg, Illinois to make a donation of food and supplies to regional humane societies. The donations were part of Pledge Drive and Pets, a promotion to honor the memory of longtime Tri States Public Radio supporter Gil Belles, who died tragically last spring. Gil and his cat, Chessie Two, The Calico Princess were familiar to Tri States Public Radio Listeners as Gil and Chessie underwrote a number of programs on the station.
Pledge Drive and Pets was part of TSPR's fall fund drive, for every $100 raised five pounds of food were donated by Horse and Hound and Thorn’s Pets and Supplies to humane societies in the TSPR listening area. The total donation would be divided between the ten local humane societies. The Pledge and Pets promotion generated over 3,800 pounds of food and supplies for the follow humane societies: Humane Society of McDonough County, Hearts of Hancock Humane Society, Keokuk Humane Society, Henderson County Humane Society, PAW Fort Madison Humane Society, Knox County Humane Society, Warren County Animal Shelter, Humane Society of Fulton County, Schuyler County Humane Society and Des Moines County Humane Society.
We would like to thank all our members who contributed during the Fall Fund Drive, YOU helped make this promotion a success. A BIG thank you to our partners Horse and Hound County Store and Thorn's Pets and Supplies without you this would not have been possible.