New Brunswick truckers ‘going to the dogs’
Waterville NB based Dedicated Freight Carriers used its annual driver appreciation barbecue as a “fund”raising festival for the DunRoamin’ Stray and Rescue fund. The $4,163.74 raised for the DunRoamin’ Fund will be used to meet the medical needs of stray dogs and cats and to help find them loving homes. The fund is administered by a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization.
The charity event was held on June 27 at the company grounds at 634 Route 590 and featured a fun-filled, action-packed line-up of activities for the entire family, including a magic show and pet parade, with performances by Elvis tribute artist Mike Bravener and The Rockin’ Billies.
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The event was organized by Dedicated Freight owner Jim Oakes and his family. Dedicated Freight matched dollar-to-dollar all funds donated to DunRoamin’. Florenceville NB veterinarian Dr. Mildred Drost describes the Oakes family as one of DunRoamin’s longest and most active supporters. “It is entirely due to the generosity and concern of donors like the Oakes family, that we are able to pay for the treatment and care of abused and neglected animals.”
Since the fund was started in May, 2006, DunRoamin’ has helped rescue, treat, vaccinate, spay, neuter, perform life-saving surgeries, find warm, safe, homes and more for over 424 animals. DunRoamin’ is now working on a second feral cat shelter in the area. Through this effort, cats are caught and examined by a veterinarian, their medical needs addressed and placed in homes if not too wild. DunRoamin’ is wholly dependent on donations for the work it does.
Dedicated Freight is a family-run company based in Waterville. Since its inception in 2004 it has tripled in size, with a modern fleet today of 60 trucks and 90 53’ dry van trailers, operating throughout North America. Its top customer is Canadian Tire, with whom the Oakes have enjoyed a 25-year relationship. (Photo, thanks to Bugle-Observer)
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