Dick Riddell came to the aid of the animals at Yucaipa Animal Placement society in a very unique way. Riddell a longtime supporter of YAPS and many other local charities, heard that the food storage shed at Yucaipa Animal Placement Society was deteriorating. In March he stopped by to check in on the animals and the storage sheds and was informed that an anonymous donor had offered to donate a storage container but the expense associated with the transporting and refurbishing the container were hefty.
Councilmember Riddell generously donated the funds needed to deliver, refurbish and get shelves for the container. Now, all the food will be stored properly and is safe from the elements. YAPS is fortunate to receive pet food donations from the community and it is important to store it correctly to protect it from mold, rodents and insects.
“I admire the efforts of YAPS and the way they care for pets in need. I consider YAPS an asset to our City,” said Riddell. “I love our city and the love I have for my 16 year old Labrador Mix and all animals prompts me to help. I encourage people to donate to YAPS because they give back to our community and that is important to me.”
The staff and volunteers at YAPS are now moving the contents of the old storage shed into the newly refurbished 40 foot container made possible by Riddell.
The most impressive part of Riddell’s recent visit to YAPS was that he took time out of his busy schedule to spend time with some of the dogs during their play time in the large socialization yard.
“It was heartwarming to see Councilmember Dick Riddell visiting with the dogs. To see the genuine care for them in his eyes was wonderful to witness. Recently on the YAPS Facebook page, someone described Dick Riddell as a treasure to the City of Yucaipa. I feel that is the perfect word to describe him. He truly is a treasure,” said YAPS Executive Director, Annette Florez.
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