WESTBROOK, Maine — It's safe to say that the NEWS CENTER Maine newsroom is full of animal lovers. From our "Fetch Me A Home" segment on weekend mornings, helping to find animals from all over the state a home; to bringing our own dogs into work; to the fact that Lee Goldberg has adopted four dogs (because seven children and a few cats wasn't enough); needless to say we care about the well being of animals.
That's why Goldberg and I teamed up to help the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland with a huge fundraiser. We were just two of 16 contestants competing in the ARLGP Shelter Sleep-In on November 8th.
What does that mean?
Each of us slept in a kennel on Friday night with a dog or cat at the shelter. While we kept the animals company, we raised money for the ARLGP and awareness about the work done to keep them safe and find them homes.
ARLGP cares for 6,000 animals every year.
You can donate to any of our campaigns (although we prefer you donate to ours: see below) and Friday, November 8, between 4 and 8 p.m., you can stop by and visit us and meet the dogs who we will be having our sleepover with.
Ultimately, the Shelter Sleep-In raised more thatn $40,000 and a lot of animals found their forever homes, including the two we were partnered with.
You can still donate to the ARLGP anytime here.