On January 21, 2014, St. Augustine’s made an introductory visit to the CHA Animal Shelter in Columbus, OH, just south of Westerville. After a tour from Stephanie Wimbish, the shelter director, we made a commitment to support this organization as a mission of the parish.
CHA Animal Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to finding permanent homes for abandoned and homeless cats and dogs in central Ohio. Founded in 1975, it is run almost exclusively by over 300 volunteers.
St. Augustine’s collects pet supplies and monetary donations on the first Sunday of the month, which will be delivered to the shelter. Other volunteer events are planned in the coming year. Check St. Augustine’s website for details.