I wish to express my sincere thanks to the wonderful animal lovers who have so generously donated to the Violet Township Dog Park.

To the editor:

I wish to express my sincere thanks to the wonderful animal lovers who have so generously donated to the Violet Township Dog Park.

At the Violet Festival in late July, our veterinary hospital (Allpets at Pickerington) pledged to match any new donations up to $2,500. Much to our delight, this goal was met last week.

Many thanks go to Craig Maxey of Target Business Services for mailing a notice (free of charge and at the last minute) in the Target Zip Pak to get the ball rolling. Within six weeks, the donations totaled about $2,000 but we were at a stalemate.

The energetic staff members at Allpets volunteered to host a bake sale in mid-October which brought in the needed $500 to reach the goal. Also, local artist Robyn Skowronski donated a portion of her proceeds from her beautiful work sold in our lobby. Our groomer, Jenni, donated her tips as well.

As a result of these efforts, a check for $2,500 will be presented to the Friends of Violet Township Dog Park in the very near future. Together we'll get that much-anticipated park completed for all to enjoy!

Dr. Jennifer Schoenfeld

Allpets at Pickerington