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Love Bites America

Love Bites America

Josie Devon Richardson 210 Views http://www.lovebitestreatery.com

Imagine walking up to a mobile Treat Truck full of one-of-a-kind, delicious, nutritious treats for your furry friends, making a purchase, and knowing that an EQUAL WEIGHT of the SAME TREATS is going to a local shelter NEAR YOU. That’s a priceless feeling. Now imagine you voted for this idea, supported it from the beginning, and YOU requested this Treatmobile for YOUR COMMUNITY, for YOUR SHELTER and YOU made a difference. This idea is bigger than one person, bigger than what I can do with $5,000 - this is the gift that truly keeps on giving. And giving. And giving! In 2017, Love Bites Treatery was honored with a Muskegon Small-Store, and in just five months, received so much community support that together, we were able to donate over 600 lb. of organic treats to four major local rescues. But why stop there?

Impact

Over 6.5 million animals enter shelters every year. Most of these organizations rely heavily, if not solely, on public donations. But recent estimates have seen 85 million American pet owners. That means if every pet owner bought just ONE BAG of Love Bites treats, we could give THIRTEEN bags of treats to EVERY SINGLE SHELTER ANIMAL IN AMERICA. These treats are more important than you might realize - they’re excellent for training, which means better behavior, which means quicker adoption.

What I Will Do With $5,000

$5,000 will be used to purchase a vehicle for conversion, and get a good start on a solar setup - did I mention the Treatmobile will be self-sufficient?
The rest of construction will be accomplished in harmony with my wonderful array of friends and family, who are skilled in such trades as welding, electric, and diesel mechanics. I also have an enormous barn full of power tools and reclaimed materials at my disposal (thanks, Dad!) This brings the rest of the cost down significantly.

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About Josie Devon Richardson

My name is Josie, I'm 24 years old, born and raised in Grand Rapids. I have two dogs, one cat and two rabbits who are my inspiration as well as my in-house taste testers. I got my start volunteering at Kent County Animal Shelter in 2015 and originally, I just made treats for them! Over time, I realised I'd have to sell some, and that friends and co-workers had an interest in purchasing them, so I developed Love Bites Treatery in order to sell half, and donate half to local shelters.

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