The Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton, Maine is the winner of a year’s supply of quality CITGO fuel and a case of CITGO motor oil from the Fueling Good program, presented by CITGO Petroleum Corp.
This non-profit, no-kill animal sanctuary is dedicated to rescuing lost, injured and unwanted pets and connecting them with loving families across the community and was named the Fueling Good Grand Prize winner in a nation-wide online vote. The fuel prize will help in the rescue and care of more vulnerable animals.
Since 2009 the Ark Animal Sanctuary has rescued animals in need and connected them with loving families that can provide the care they need. More than 200 animals, mostly dogs and cats, have been rescued, given necessary medical care and adopted by families across the Northeast and as far away as Oklahoma. The Ark has been particularly active in the current economic downturn as many families simply cannot afford to care for their pets.
“The Fueling Good Grand Prize means the world to the volunteers of The Ark and it will make a major impact on our operations,” said Lorraine Monfils, founder of The Ark Animal Sanctuary. “The fuel prize will help cover the costs of transporting sick and injured animals to veterinary appointments and will allow us to focus more money on rescuing animals and expanding our facilities. We plan to build a facility to care for more animals, including expanding our reach to help horses, pigs and a variety of other animals in need.”
Launched in June 2010, the Fueling Good Get & Give campaign recognizes and rewards the efforts of organizations across the country that go above and beyond to provide a positive impact on the lives of others in their community. Also included in the 2010 campaign was an opportunity for consumers to win CITGO Gift Cards by voting for charities that best illustrated “doing good.” More than $10,000 in prizes has been awarded to charities and individuals. Doing good locally is an idea that is central to CITGO and is aligned with the principles endorsed by the CITGO shareholder, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
“We are proud to be a part of the Fueling Good movement as we, along with locally owned CITGO retailers, expand our support of families and animals across our community, and beyond,” added Monfils.