A Life to Live relies on the generosity of people in the community and other partners to support our life-saving work on behalf of homeless cats and dogs.
A recent example of such kindness came from Robin and Junior Forrest, who donated a full-size refrigerator for us to store important supplies to better serve the animals within our program.
Initially, A Life to Live volunteer Ellen Hollaway approached the Forrests about donating a digital signature pad for use in our adoption application process.
“They wanted to do something that would make a greater impact, so the idea of the refrigerator came up,” Ellen said. “We picked out a moderate size unit, but the store said the order wouldn’t come in for three weeks. This larger one was available, and Junior said they’d be happy to purchase it for us.”
Caring for animals is nothing new for the Forrests, who have a number of horses and cows. Robin raises Border Collies, and there are even a few cats in their barn. “I’ve always had a heart for animals,” she said.
The Forrests are active in the local business community. They own Ainsworth and Company Air Conditioning and Heating in Baytown and Junior’s Smokehouse in Highlands. Robin also operates Cherry Creek Arena in Mont Belvieu.
“We greatly appreciate this generous donation by Robin and Junior Forrest,” said Jay Garrett, founder and executive director of A Life to Live. “This kind of support from members of our community is what allows us to continue achieving our mission of making sure cats and dogs are able to live their full lives.”
Written by David Berkowitz, public relations coordinator