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Evans Chevrolet uses Facebook to help animal shelter

Dee Schaefer of Wanderer’s Rest animal rescue organization, along with four-legged friends Jasmine (in her arms) and Rodney, accepts a $250 donation from Mark Evans, president of Evans Chevrolet in Baldwinsville. The donation was based on Evans Chevrolet gaining additional “likes” on its Facebook page.

Dee Schaefer of Wanderer’s Rest animal rescue organization, along with four-legged friends Jasmine (in her arms) and Rodney, accepts a $250 donation from Mark Evans, president of Evans Chevrolet in Baldwinsville. The donation was based on Evans Chevrolet gaining additional “likes” on its Facebook page.

— Mark Evans, president of Evans Chevrolet in Baldwinsville, loves animals and wants to help make sure pets are kept safe and healthy. That’s why he recently used his company Facebook page to raise awareness and make a generous donation to Wanderer’s Rest Humane Association, an animal shelter in Canastota.

Wanderer’s Rest is in its 31st year of providing care to animals, seeking permanent homes for them and educating pet owners about proper animal care. It serves as a temporary safe home for dogs and cats.

Evans said he’d donate $250 for every 250 new “likes” on the Evans Chevrolet Facebook page. Just before Easter, 240 new Facebook friends liked the Chevy dealership and Evans decided to make an early donation as a holiday gift.

“Anything we can do to help Wanderer’s Rest take care of animals in need is time and money well spent,” Evans said.

Last year Evans Chevy hosted an animal adoption day for Wanderer’s Rest and is planning to again this year.

“It is heartwarming and amazing that a business would reach out like this,” said Dee Schaefer, operations coordinator and humane educator for Wanderer’s Rest.

Schaefer said $250 can pay for a pallet of cat litter, medicine, office supplies, food and more. Wanderer’s Rest receives one third of its budget from Madison County and depends on the rest from donations.

“Mark Evans and his entire staff have been so generous and welcoming,” Schaefer said.

Help Evans Chevy to save more animals in need by “liking” Evans Chevy on Facebook, facebook.com/evanschevrolet.

Evans Chevrolet, 112 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville, is celebrating its 90th year in business. Evans Chevy sells and services new Chevrolets and is the number one GM certified used car dealer in Central New York. Call 352-4031 or visit evanschevy.com.

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