In debating which charity should next benefit from the company's regular donation, Airgas employees decided to change it up this time — focusing their attention on four-legged, furry friends.
"People seem to be kind of getting warn out on the same type of charities," Amanda Warczak of Airgas said, adding they thought it was an appropriate time to help an animal rescue because many pets "gifted" during Christmas might now be filling up shelters.
The company learned of Tailwaggers 911 of Sakville through an employee who adopted a dog from the rescue. Tailwaggers operates without a shelter; it's dogs are transported from a high-kill shelter to foster homes in the area, and it's run completely by volunteers.
The company collected the cash as well as 209 collars and a "really large box" of items from Tailwaggers' wish list.
"We basically filled their SUV," she said.
Airgas is a safety supply company located in Germantown.