Ashley Furniture Program Comforts Sheltered Pets

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Dog bedding donated by Ashley Furniture

Humane societies are non-profit organizations that depend primarily on private and public donations

Sheltered dogs awaiting adoption in local humane societies will now rest easier because of a local Ashley Furniture HomeStore program. Under this program extra sofa, loveseat, and chair cushions will be donated to area humane societies, allowing the dogs a much more comfortable sleeping alternative to concrete floors covered with towels.

"Humane societies are non-profit organizations that depend primarily on private and public donations," said Ben Monnin, co-owner of three Ohio Ashley Furniture HomeStores. "They provide shelter and facilitate adoption of homeless dogs, educate the public about responsible pet ownership, and assist in prosecuting cases of animal abuse. We wanted to help."

Animals awaiting adoption are temporarily housed in shelters; however, the floors are hard and uncomfortable. Shelters provide towels for some comfort, but a plush cushion provides even more coziness and warmth.

The Monnin owned Ashley Furniture HomeStores are currently working with three area humane societies in the communities where they have retail stores: Bellefontaine, Marion, and Mansfield, OH.

"Like humans, dogs also have personalities," said Missy Houghton, shelter supervisor for the Richland County Humane Society. "One Chihuahua thought her cushion was dinner. We're learning fast which of our residents are most receptive to Ashley's gift."

For more information on the program, contact Ben Monnin at (937) 539-1964. For more information on Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations, contacts and products, visit http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore, a top furniture retailer in the United States, delivers quality, affordable furniture to customers at more than 395 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States. Customers can locate a local Ashley Furniture HomeStore licensee by visiting http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com.

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