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Local dealership helps animal shelter

Published: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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From left to right are David Sloan, president of Chicago Automobile Trade Association; Ray Scarpelli, board of director for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association; Tom Peck Jr., vice president of Tom Peck Ford; Cindy Ritter, director of Animal House Shelter; and Tom Peck Sr., president of Tom Peck Ford.

HUNTLEY – The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Tom Peck Ford presented a check to the Animal House Shelter of Huntley for $1,500 as part of the association’s Chicagoland Dealers Care program. 

The Chicagoland Dealers Care program helps to deliver additional financial support and advocacy to local charitable organizations already put forth by Chicago area new-car dealers. Tom Peck Ford has a long history of providing financial support to the Animal House Shelter and has donated a vehicle to help safely transport rescue animals to the shelter, according to a news release.

“This donation couldn’t have come at a better time for our shelter,” Animal House Shelter Director Cindy Ritter said in a statement. “The funds will be greatly utilized in the form of providing food and medical care to the animals. It’s extremely hard for us to make ends meet, but with the help of the Chicagoland Dealers Care program, we’re able cover a lot of expenses to ensure proper treatment and care for our rescues.”  

Since 1992, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association has raised more than $36 million dollars for significant Chicago charities during the annual First Look for Charity black-tie event, held the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens to the public. 

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