Wednesday, March 10, 2021

NASCAR Driver Teams Up with Best Friends Animal Society to Help Shelter Animals

Many thanks to our friends at 15 and Meowing for bringing this news story to our attention!


Ally Financial, Alex Bowman, driver of the Ally-sponsored No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE of Hendrick Motorsports, and Best Friends Animal Society are teaming up to improve animal welfare across the U.S.

Ally will donate $1,000 to a shelter in each city that hosts a NASCAR Cup Series race—with a total of $33,000 being given to Best Friends-affiliated shelters.

“Knowing each week when we go into a new race market that we are helping a local shelter is going to be special,” said Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, in a press release announcing the donations. “Having a rescue pup myself, Roscoe, I know firsthand how special it feels when you sign those adoption papers and you know you are going to give that pet a great life.”

The donations start with the NASCAR event at Phoenix Raceway on March 14. Bowman, a strong supporter of animal rescue, will drive a Best Friends-inspired paint scheme in honor of the hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats the nonprofit works to save.

At a future date, Best Friends will auction off Bowman’s race helmet to benefit the organization.

Bowman, who has a rescue dog at home, will personally match each of Ally’s $1,000 donations to local shelters in NASCAR race markets.

Ally will increase its Best Friends donation to $10,000 in any community where Bowman wins a race in 2021. These collective donations will provide a boost to dozens of no-kill shelters and will help fund vital efforts, such as spays and neuters, trap-neuter-return programs, shelter adoptions, educating the public about animal welfare, adoption events and more.

Halo Animal Rescue in Avondale, Arizona, will receive the donation for the NASCAR Cup Series event at Phoenix Raceway, which Bowman considers his home track, having grown up in Tucson, Arizona.

A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends works in collaboration with its nationwide network of members and partners to “Save Them All.” The nonprofit is actively working to ensure that every shelter in the country is no-kill by 2025, meaning all shelters receive the community support needed to save every dog and cat who can be saved.

To donate and learn more about Best Friends, visit BestFriends.org/AlexBowman.

15 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

What a pawsome campaign!!!!!!
Purrs, Julie

Patricia T said...

Awesome!

The Island Cats said...

I love this! ~Ernie

The Florida Furkids said...

That's super!

The Florida Furkids

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Well guess who just became my favorite NASCAR driver!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

This is absolutely pawesome! Our mom may need to watch NASCAR now!

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is so wonderful that Bowman will be racing for Best Friends and they will have so many donations. Go #48

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Wow, this is so cool!

Sandee said...

Now you're talking. Excellent.

Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

CRYSTAL said...

What a great campaign.

pilch92 said...

Thanks for the shout out. :) This is a great thing. XO

meowmeowmans said...

OMC, that is so cool!

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

WoW! These guys are awesome!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Oh my gosh, that is so cool!

The Menagerie Mom said...

This is so wonderful!