Shell Point assisted living residents recently crafted and personally delivered more than 100 colorful toys for kittens and pups at the Gulf Coast Humane Society in mid-October.
As a nonprofit, animal welfare organization, Gulf Coast Humane Society relies on generous donations to achieve its mission of caring for the abandoned and neglected pets of Southwest Florida. Every year, the shelter takes in, cares for, and finds homes for more than 2,000 animals.
“Ensuring that the lives of the animals are enriched while they are living at the shelter is a critical part of the Gulf Coast Humane Society’s mission, and one of the most important gifts we can give to our pets,” said Jennifer Galloway, Executive Director of Gulf Coast Humane Society.
This Shell Point assisted living resident braids a tug rope to be donated to Gulf Coast Humane Society. (Shell Point Retirement Community)
Shell Point assisted living resident Betty Clucas prepares a crafted fleece ball to be donated, along with more than 100 other toys, to kittens at Gulf Coast Humane Society. (Shell Point Retirement Community)
A sheltered cat at Gulf Coast Humane Society tests out a newly donated teaser wand during playtime with Shell Point Assisted Living Activities Supervisor Morgan Clayman. (Kathy Grove/Shell Point Retirement Community)
More than 100 toys, pictured with this sheltered cat at Gulf Coast Humane Society, enrich playtime for the sheltered animals. (Kathy Grove/Shell Point Retirement Community)
Shell Point residents crafted and personally delivered more than 100 colorful toys, samples pictured above, to kittens and pups at the Gulf Coast Humane Society in mid-October.
Shell Point residents contributed to the wellbeing and enrichment of the shelter’s animals by crafting teaser wands, braided tug ropes, and fleece balls. During the onsite delivery, residents enjoyed sharing playtime and love with the pets.
“Few activities offer as much happiness and fulfillment as using our time and efforts to help when needed,” said Morgan Clayman, Shell Point assisted living activities supervisor. “Many of our residents have worked with neglected animals in the past and were passionate about continuing that admirable work.”
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.orgor call 1-800-780-1131.