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Green Acres fundraiser ongoing

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BANGOR - Green Acres Kennel Shop is holding its eighth annual fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank through Saturday, Dec 26. The Furry Friends Food Bank helps low-income seniors and adults with disabilities feed their pets. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases and donations will also be accepted by mail and online. All funds raised will be used to buy pet food, at wholesale prices, for distribution by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank. Once the community donates $3,000, Green Acres will donate an additional $1,000. Once $6,000 are received in donations, Green Acres will donate a second $1,000. Due to the generosity of their clients and many others in the community, last year Green Acres' raised a total of $6,347; this year's goal is $7,000. People can learn more or donate online through the Green Acres website: www.greenacres-donate.com.

'Pets play a significant role in our lives, and even more so for those whose pet may be their primary companion. Studies have demonstrated that pets can help lower blood pressure and resolve depression but having a pet is also about companionship and caring for another living being. When your pet is all you have, foregoing eating, not refilling a prescription, or turning the heat down very low, are some of the sacrifices that you may make to keep your pet with you,' said Don Hanson, owner of Green Acres Kennel Shop. 'The Eastern Area Agency on Aging has seen the needs for their services continue to grow. In the last 12 months, they have distributed over 55,000 pounds of pet food to over 1,100 clients. This entire effort is funded by private citizens such as yourself. Please join the Green Acres Kennel Shop team in helping the Furry Friends Food Bank keep pets and seniors together, well fed and healthy.

People may follow the activities of the fundraising drive on the Facebook page for the Friends of EAAA Furry Friends Food Bank at (https://www.facebook.com/GAKS.FFFFB).

People can learn more about the Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the Furry Friends Food Bank on the Nov. 21 podcast from 'The Woof Meow Show' where Kate and Don talk with the Robert Crone about these important programs:http://traffic.libsyn.com/woofmeowshow/WoofMeowShow-2015-11-21-EAAA_Furry_Friends_Food_Bank_fundraiser.mp3).

The Eastern Area Agency on Aging is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock and Washington counties dedicated to providing seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals. For more information, visithttp://www.eaaa.org.

In business since 1965, Green Acres Kennel Shop, located at 1653 Union Street, is committed to pet-friendly, force-free pet care. It offers boarding, daycare and grooming for dogs and cats, as well as pet behavior consultations and group and private dog training classes. Voted Best Kennel every year since 2002, Best Pet Store every year since 2007, Best Dog Trainer every year since 2011 and Best Pet Groomer every year since 2013, the Green Acres retail store offers a wide variety of wholesome pet foods, treats, and quality supplies. It is a proud member of The Pet Professional Guild. For more information, please call 945-6841 or visit www.greenacreskennel.com.

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