…eventually became over $21,000 for one Florida man who, in turn, donated the spare change to help change the lives of shelter cats. Rick Snyder, a condominium complex owner and avid walker, would spot the pennies, dimes, etc. left on the ground or in nooks or car wash stations and collected them over ten years. Walking about 45 miles around his town every week, Snyder find averaged $5.60 a day in discarded change. His efforts eventually amounted to $21,495 in coins. Snyder then donated the sum to the Gulf Shore Animal League, an animal shelter than specializes in feline care and adoption. Though the donation weighed 2,500 the volunteers who moved the containers of coins didn’t mind. That’s because the money would help them nurse the newborn kittens that are often brought to them for their excellence in kitten care. It will also pay for veterinary service and attentive care for cats ready and waiting for adoption.
Snyder also practices what he preaches. The proud owner of five cats himself he has also matched over 100 cats to loving families residing in his condominium complex.
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