Just for Fun | December 9, 2014
Plumbers for PuppiesWhat could be more adorable than plumbers helping shelter dogs? That’s exactly what ARS/Rescue Rooter of Columbus, a local plumbing company, did on Sunday, November 30th.
SASS Rescue (Save a Shelter Shih Tzu Rescue), located in Urbana, OH, saves Shih Tzus and other small breed dogs from dangerous life threatening situations, such as high kill shelters and owner surrenders, all across the country. Started by Becki Brown and her husband, the shelter cares for these dogs and finds foster families until a suitable permanent home can be found. The shelter runs strictly on adoption donations and the generosity of its supporters.
There was still plenty of work to be done to complete the kennel to make it even more comfortable for the rescues and the next item on their checklist was the plumbing work. That’s where ARS/Rescue Rooter came in. On Sunday, November 30th, volunteers from ARS/Rescue Rooter of Columbus tackled the following projects: install a 30 gallon electric water heater, pipe and drain for tub, hair trap, toilet, stackable washer and dryer, and a faucet.
Jason Norris, General Manager at ARS/Rescue Rooter of Columbus, who has a Shih Tzu himself, said “I’m very pleased that our plumbers were able to support SASS Rescue. When we learned that the rescue staff was carrying water to and from the facility by hand, we knew we had to help, especially before the impending winter weather. We enjoyed volunteering our time to help with the plumbing work and had plenty of time to play with some puppies!”
Becki Brown, Director of SASS Rescue, exclaimed, “We are very grateful ARS/Rescue Rooter for helping make this temporary home for our rescues even more comfortable. And I’m sure our 20 rescues that are currently in our boarding house and cottage showed their gratitude in the form of puppy kisses and tail wags!”
If you are a Columbus, OH resident and need professional plumbing service, call ARS/Rescue Rooter at (614) 464-1111. For more information on SASS Rescue, please visit SassRescue.