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Animal Protectors Teams up with Blue Thong Society

Nancy Weaver (left) and Pat Presutti (right) discuss the AP and BTS partnership

Two local organizations partner to raise funds to help control New Kensington’s animal population

Dogs big and small are often seen strutting their stuff in furry sweaters, boots and bandanas – how about a Blue Thong!? While it’s likely that most furry creatures would be uncomfortable sporting a blue thong, that’s not a concern for Animal Protectors (AP) and the local chapter of Blue Thong Society (BTS). This year, in an effort to raise funds for Animal Protectors general fund, Nancy Weaver of the local Blue Thong Society is working her magic to collect gift cards for the shelter’s annual $1,000 Gift Card Raffle. “We are excited to be teamed up with AP to help them collect gift cards for their popular $1,000 Gift Card Raffle,” says Weaver. “Each year, BTS, as part of a

Who better to help raise funds than our AP alumni! Nancy Weaver (left) with her dog Breezy, an AP alumni and Pat Presutti with her dog Taz, an AP alumni. Breezy and Taz serve as spokes dogs for the gift card collection – who better to talk about our shelter needs than our alumni?

bi-annual chapter commitment program called Goodworks,™ picks a goal and we make it happen. The gift card collection is what we are making happen – the importance of raising funds for the Alle-Kiski Valley’s only no-kill, non-profit shelter is crucial to helping control the animal population in the community.” Each year, head AP fundraiser Pat Presutti works hard to raise much needed funds for daily operations through a variety of raffles and community tabling events. Presutti says, “We are so happy to have the extra hands of the folks at Blue Thong Society to help us carry out our mission to protect the abandoned, abused and neglected animals in our community. Our animals rely on the generosity of community members – there is no better example of this than our partnership. Blue Thong Society is out there gathering much needed fundraising raffle items for us – and spreading our mission and good doings; we could not be more thrilled.” Animal Protectors is a 501(c)3 organization and relies solely on the generosity of the community to keep its doors open. Organizations like Blue Thong Society make it possible for AP to raise much needed monies to cover medical expenses, emergency treatment, food and shelter. “The efforts of AP and BTS will be displayed later in the year when we draw the winner – this is always a subject of suspense for those present,” proudly smiles Presutti. BTS and AP are currently in the gift card collection phase. To donate a gift card to AP, please mail it to the shelter, drop it off in the shelter office or contact events@animalprotectors.netfor additional information. Donated gift cards should include the amount available for use on each card donated.


About Animal Protectors: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Since we opened our doors in 1986, we have been committed to improving the lives of abandoned, abused and strayed animals in the New Kensington area. We are a no-kill, non-profit shelter and house hundreds of cats and dogs each year. We strive to find homes for society’s castaways while proudly serving the community as Animal Control. For more information about our animals, our services or to volunteer, please visit our Web site at or call 724-339-7388. About Blue Thong Society: Blue Thong Society ( is a unique women’s organization that connects, inspires and mobilizes women to make a difference in their communities and around the globe. The group of 300 chapters and 5,000+ women who are modern, confident, professional and philanthropic- they connect socially, but with purpose and intent to make the world a better place. Chapters commit to a GoodWorks™ program twice a year and pledge that commitment to the BTS board and membership. Membership is by invitation only.

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