STROUDSBURG, MONROE CO. — The dogs at one animal shelter in the Poconos are feeling a bit comfier and cozier during the winter months thanks to a donation from Mount Airy Casino Resort.
Camp Papillon, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Stroudsburg, has been rescuing dogs for the past nine years.
Around the shelter, they have many small and large dogs, some being found as strays, others surrendered.
The shelter says that dozens of rescue dogs are in need of comfort and warmth, especially during cold weather.
Sitting on thirty-three acres of property, the shelter is always in need of donations.
Tiffany St. Clair is the Assistant Kennel Manager of the shelter and says that community support is vital, so that they can keep their doors open.
“Monetary or material like linens, help because we need them everyday to operate. says St. Clair.
Those donations can also alleviate some of the stress that animals may experience when confined to a shelter.
"When the community or a business partner like Mount Airy can come in and help us do something like that, it is amazing, and we rely on community support to operate” said St. Clair.
Mount Airy Casino Resort donated truckloads of soft bedding and towels to Camp Papillon.
Ben Koff, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Mount Airy, says that giving back and partnering with the community is important to the casino resort.
“It is for everyone, and that also includes our four-legged friends. When we saw the opportunity to make a donation, it was just an easy one to make. Normally hotels would throw out these linens, it was great to be able to put them to a great cause” says Koff.
Koff says that Mount Airy is looking forward to continuing the relationship with the shelter .
Camp Papillon has around twenty dogs in their care and four more were scheduled to have been dropped off today alone.