Buddy's Buddies Pet Giving Tree

Tags are ready! Come pick a tag or two to help local pets.Come in to the Tribune office lobby and pick a tag off the tree, or print out tags below.

The NKC Tribune and Tribune Office Supply & Printing are teaming up with ARRF and HopeSource again this holiday season to collect pet food, treats, toys, tennis balls and cash and check donations to go towards ARRF’s veterinary bills and future food & supply needs. All items printed on the tags are pulled from the wish list of ARRF Animal Rescue.

Easy as 1-2-3!

1. Pick a tag (or print out one below!)

2. Get the item.

3. Bring it in (unwrapped – bows and ribbons okay) with the tag and put it under the Buddy’s Buddies Pet Giving Tree.

The Buddy’s Buddies Pet Giving Tree will be up through the New Year with 100% of the proceeds going to ARRF and HopeSource to help pets in our area.

Why did Buddy & his friends at the Tribune start this Pet Giving Tree?

Once upon a time a handsome feral orange tabby cat hung around outside the NKC Tribune’s new office space in the Davis Street Plaza. He began sitting outside the Publisher’s window, looking in and rubbing up against the glass. His appearance grew more and more frequent, until she began calling him her “Little Buddy”. The name stuck. A few bowls of food and a bunch of patient coaxing later, the one-time skittish stray worked his way into the hearts of the entire staff. He lived the good life as “Official Office Cat & Greeter” for the rest of his life (R.I.P Buddy, November 2018).

Buddy always liked to “PAW IT FORWARD” to other less fortunate animals in the Upper County each holiday season. Now you can join us in honoring his memory by helping him continue to reach that generous goal by taking or printing out a tag from his Pet Giving Tree and fulfilling a wishlist item!

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Free to Buddy’s Buddies donors, while supply lasts.