AGAWAM — Allied Flooring, Paint and Design, a home-improvement supplier for homeowners, contractors, and business owners, has completed a pet-supply drive to benefit the Ollie Baxter Memorial Fund at the Dakin Humane Society. This effort was in memory of a young dog named Ollie who passed away after a dog attack.
“One of Ollie’s owners is part of the Allied family, and when we heard they were creating a fund in his honor, we wanted to help,” said Mario Tedeschi, president of Allied Flooring, Paint and Design. “We decided to organize this drive to collect supplies for the Dakin Humane Society in Ollie’s memory to help animals in need.”
Customers were encouraged to bring items like food, treats, cleaning supplies, and more to either of the Allied locations in Agawam or East Longmeadow. Those who donated 10 or more items received a discount on their purchase and were entered to win a dog or cat lover’s basket.
“This drive was a great success,” Tedeschi said. “Both stores collected large piles of items, including food, beds, toys, supplies, and more. All of these donations have been brought to Dakin and will now be used in their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate animals and help them find their forever homes.”