As the cold settled in across central Texas over the last week workers at Austin Pets Alive scrambled to keep space heaters on and propane burning, in hopes that their four-legged friends wouldn’t freeze their little paws off. But like many nonprofit organizations, resources are limited to what’s on hand or what’s given to them, so many nights quite a few lonely pups are left to tough it out in their kennels.
That wasn’t the case this weekend even as the temperatures plunged below freezing in the Austin area, thanks to an amazing donation from Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning. The local company hooked Austin Pets Alive up with a full-sized heating unit and even installed it on their building,
Radiant owner Brad Casebier told The Austin-American Statesman that he decided to lend a hand thanks to local news reports about the shelter’s plight. “I sat there and thought about it for a moment,” he explains in the video below. “I thought to myself, ‘We can do this.'”
And they did. Watch:
“All of our staff is completely energized by this act of giving, and it has been a blast for our whole company to be a part of this,” a post on the company’s Facebook page explains. “We have been getting calls of encouragement, positive Yelp reviews, facebook likes, and commitments to work with us in the future, so THANK YOU all for the great encouragement!”
That’s not the first time Brad and his friendly workers have helped out the community. Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning has a special program called Helping Hands, meant to give back to the city that makes their business run. Last December they cut a $1,000 check to Central Texas SPCA, and their website even includes a space where you can nominate other community charities that need a helping hand.
Talk about a great buncha guys!
Photo: Flickr user Jim & Rachel McArthur, creative commons licensed.