The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Pets

Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country. 

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.

Education

It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 

Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. 

Health

We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide. 

How is Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

ALLEN COUNTY SPCA
Soarin Hawk
PERRY HILL ELEM
Meals on Wheels
Parkview Foundation
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Love Promise Stories from Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne

Subaru and Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

A Heartfelt Thanks  –  Madeline P

When my family and I were shopping for a car at the Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne dealership, I could never have predicted the serendipitous moment sparked by Gene Davis's and Subaru's unparalleled passion for local animals. At the dealership, I saw that Subaru was raising money for the Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), one of Subaru's many charitable causes. This led me to share with Mr. Davis my own passion for animals through my cause, A Second Chance. To date, I have raised $2,000 for the Allen County SPCA and $1,500 for the Humane Organization for the Prevention of Euthanasia (H.O.P.E.) for Animals to provide free vaccinations for 355 local pets. Hearing this, Mr. Davis did not hesitate for a second to support a local artist like me who shares Subaru's passion for animals. This year, he is commissioning me to paint Subaru's LoveSeat bench as part of the Allen County SPCA LoveSeat Campaign. I could not believe my ears! I am truly honored and humbled by this opportunity. Mr. Davis and the Subaru of Fort Wayne staff are deeply committed to their customers and their community. This summer, I am continuing to sell my artwork through A Second Chance at the YLNI Barr St. Farmers Market every Saturday. This was made possible through a sponsorship by Subaru of Fort Wayne. Subaru has empowered and inspired me as an artist, entrepreneur, and citizen. More importantly, Mr. Davis has taught me that we all share a responsibility to make our community a better place. Thank you, Mr. Davis and Subaru of Fort Wayne!


Helping Pets and The People Who Love Them!!!  –  Allison M

Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne is taking care of the pets AND people in our community! I simply love their desire and dedication to helping those in need. I run a small nonprofit veterinary clinic here in Fort Wayne, and Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne is always there to support us. We serve nearly 25,000 pets per year through low-cost services--which means the pets in our community are healthier than ever before, and pet overpopulation in our area is almost nonexistent now. Recently this Subaru dealership took the opportunity to sponsor our Wellness Clinic so that we could continue to offer our low-cost services to those in need. The didn't hesitate AT ALL to support our cause! It says wonders about the character and giving nature of the entire team at Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne. We love them!!


Photos With Santa Paws!  –  Kimi E

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Allen County SPCA joined Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne for free pet photos with Santa Paws! Santa was poised and ready to meet all of his furry friends, and boy did they show up! We were elated to see many Allen County SPCA alumni at the event, as well as owned pets in our community. All sorts of critters came out with their families to celebrate the holiday, including dogs, cats, and even a tortoise! Refreshments and music were enjoyed by all, and these photos served as the perfect holiday card for attendees. Thank you, Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne, for sharing the spirit of the season with your friends at the Allen County SPCA and with all other pet-lovers here in Fort Wayne!


Subaru Dog Days of Summer 5K Run/Walk  –  Kimi E

On September 22, 2019, the Allen County SPCA, H.O.P.E. for Animals, and Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne kicked off the 3rd annual Dog Days of Summer 5K! Men, women, kids, and dogs of all ages participated in the run/walk around Foster Park. We were happy to see many Allen County SPCA alumni on the course! After the race, participants and attendees enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch, complete with burgers and black bean patties grilled courtesy of Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne employees. Local musicians of the Kenny Taylor Trio provided fantastic tunes, and race winners were awarded their cash prizes for their fast times. The best part of the event? Many of the winners donated their cash prize earnings to the Allen County SPCA to save the lives of pets in need! Thank you to everyone who made this event possible - we are so grateful for you!


Subaru To The Rescue In Reverse  –  Kimi E

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Allen County SPCA, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, and Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne teamed up for a half-price canine adoption event at Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne. Called "Subaru in Reverse", this event was the second chapter of the "Subaru to the Rescue" collaboration between the Allen County SPCA, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (located just outside of Houston, TX), and Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne, which garnered national attention in May of 2019.The inaugural "Subaru to the Rescue" journey saw 27 local volunteers take part in a four-day cross-country trip to rescue more than 70 pets from the Houston shelter and return with them to Fort Wayne, where all but one adoptable pet found a home the very next day. This time, staff and volunteers from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter made the trek, transporting 56 adoptable dogs to Fort Wayne. 27 adoptable dogs found their forever homes on Saturday at Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne, and the remaining 29 were all adopted within the following weeks from the Allen County SPCA. We are so grateful for Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne for not only hosting this event, but for making it all possible! Thanks to our friends at the dealership, over 125 lives were saved!


Perry Hill Elementary Thanks FT. Wayne Subaru!  –  Caleb M

Perry Hill Elementary wants to express our gratitude to Fort Wayne Subaru for their generous donation of 150 amazing books and $1000 to Staples for supplies! As we all know, education is vital for all children and it's imperative to keep kids engaged in learning. The books and money donated by Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne are helping our students reach high levels of academic achievement and be prepared to succeed at the college/career of their choice. The gift is also a great example to our students of community involvement, giving back, and doing the right thing; which are also things we strive to teach at Perry Hill. Thank you, your gift will make a big difference for our students!


Subaru Loves to Care  –  Holly D

On July 30, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter and Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne had the pleasure of delivering 80 blankets and 30 arts & craft kits to Fort Wayne Oncology & Hematology Center as part of the Subaru Loves To Care program. These comforting gifts were accompanied by personalized messages of hope written by the customers and staff of Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne.This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Fort Wayne Oncology & Hematology Center staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. LLS is proud to partner with Subaru to spread hope, love and warmth to those fighting cancer, across the country and right here in the Fort Wayne, IN community.


Subaru To The Rescue!  –  Kimi E

Subaru to the Rescue was a groundbreaking and lifesaving effort created by the Allen County SPCA and Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne to save the lives of shelter animals across the United States. The idea for Subaru to the Rescue came about in early April 2019 in an effort to help alleviate the serious pet overpopulation (and thus shelter crowding) issues in the southern part of the United States utilizing volunteers and their Subarus for transport. The Allen County SPCA reached out to Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, TX, where the shelter's Executive Director, Jessica Henry, was stationed during rescue and reunification efforts after Hurricane Harvey.In a matter of weeks, plans began to take shape. What started out as a modest caravan of a few volunteers in Subarus meant to bring back 40 dogs turned into an enormous undertaking with 27 volunteers embarking on a road trip for four days in 13 Subarus and returning to Fort Wayne with 72 adoptable dogs and a litter of 5 kittens (a total of 77 animals!). The day after the Subaru To The Rescue Caravan arrived back in Fort Wayne, the Allen County SPCA hosted an incredibly successful adoption event at Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne. The Allen County SPCA brought a total of 46 dogs to be adopted - every dog on the transport that wasn't too young for adoption or a nursing mother - and by the end of the day, all but one of those pups had found their forever families! This lifesaving excursion was incredible, unforgettable, and never would have been possible without the support from our friends at Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne. Thank you! For more information about Subaru to the Rescue, visit www.SubaruToTheRescue.org.


A Spooky Good Time at the 3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween!  –  Kimi E

The Allen County SPCA and Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne had a spooky good time celebrating the 3rd annual Howl-O-Ween on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Attendees brought their costumed pets to the Bob Rohrman Subaru showroom and had a ball! Pets spent the morning competing for prizes, like Best Costume and Best Pet Trick. Allen County SPCA adoptable dogs were also in attendance, dressed for the holiday and ready to meet potential adopters. As usual, our friends at Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne didn't let the shelter leave empty handed - we brought back plenty of new donations for our dogs and cats, which were collected during a drive for the entire month of October. Thank you, Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne, for all you do for pets in your community!


Sharing love and warmth with cancer patients  –  Alison S

From a food pantry stocked by staff and open to the public at all times, to a comfortable Subaru shuttle for Parkview patients, to the Subaru Loves to Care program in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne shows its support for its community in multiple ways. This week, General Manager Gene Davis and Sales Manager Dave Moser brought their support to Parkview Cancer Institute and delivered 80 beautiful blue and white blankets and fifty arts and crafts kits to patients undergoing treatment. Along the way, Dave celebrated with Jo, finishing her final treatment, and was serenaded by her party of friends and family there to mark this milestone. Dave shared encouraging words with each patient he visited with, and patients responded in kind. Special thanks to Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne for your continued, generous support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the Subaru Loves to Care program, and for your enthusiasm of what these gifts can mean to cancer patients. Heartfelt thanks to the tenacious patients like Jo and Ellen who exemplify exactly why we each are part of this partnership, and to the unparalleled staff at Parkview Cancer Institute.


Cherry Blossom Festival of Fort Wayne support  –  Suzi H

“Arigato”!!! Our sincere “thank you” to Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne and its general manager, Gene Davis, for being one of our main sponsors for the 12th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival. This year more than 9,000 diverse people were able to experience and sample all things Japanese during this one-day cultural event. Thanks to Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne’s financial sponsorship and their help with advertising, this community festival was able to continue the tradition of providing a family-friendly environment that highlighted internationally acclaimed and local performers; events such as the tea ceremony, taiko, haiku and anime contests; food including sushi; shopping for Japanese items….and so much more. Several Japanese businesses are located in Northeast Indiana, and Indiana is the only USA State that is home to three Japanese automakers—including Subaru. Because of this strong Japanese presence, our community has a keen curiosity about the Japanese culture. With your generous help, the Cherry Blossom Festival provides a unique opportunity for our community to explore Japan in a family friendly, multi-generational environment. Thank you, Gene Davis, and Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne for believing in the importance of enhancing our community, for opening your heart and helping our community experience this wonderful Japanese culture.


A Hockey Dream  –  Mitchell V

The sport of hockey is very costly. As a single father of two hockey players, we have a lot of extra expenses to cover to make it possible for my boys to play this fantastic sport! Not only is it a true selfless team bond, but the physical aspects and time are a greater commitment than most typical sports! The fact that my boys wanted to commit at such a young age was great and what my demands of them to work to get the logistics and financial side covered simply amazed me...and manager Gene Davis of Ft. Wayne Subaru! Mitchell payed the Ft. Wayne store a visit and met Gene. Not only did Gene make time for him, but he genuinely wanted and loved to hear his story! Gene was impressed by Mitchell’s appearance, hand shake and the way he presented himself. He complimented Mitchell on his performance on the football field, ice rink and reiterated to Mitchell, like a father would, on the impact of his academic and spiritual performance that would carry him further in life! Mitchell made Gene a promise to follow his words of advice, and keep his performance in all areas in top notch! At the end of the meeting, Gene told Mitchell he’d love to help him in his goals and sponsor him for hockey!! Ft. Wayne Subaru committed to my family! They committed to a child! They committed to a child’s personal well-being and growth!! They helped with a dream to play what I couldn’t provide...Hockey!! What an important decision to make! In the weeks to come, my son Mitchell reported back to Gene as he promised with random appearances, emails or phone calls! He kept him updated on his ups and downs in his sports activities and on his report card! Gene was grateful and always made time for him! As the season ended, and the successes were recorded, Mitchell wanted to do something extra special for Ft. Wayne Subaru and Gene! I had become so proud of Mitchell after he thought of his own unique idea and unselfish gift for them...I mean what kid would give the most coveted memory off their back to a sponsor? The impact that Gene and Ft. Wayne Subaru made on Mitchell was priceless and he presented them with his jersey and personal photo! That just summed up how much he cared about the experience and the words Gene said to him and the dedication Ft. Wayne Subaru made to him! The years have continued on, and the relationship still remains true! Mitchell is committed to Gene and Subaru...he’s even referred a car buyer or two!! This past season was no different and Mitchell was able to share a 1st in Ft. Wayne’s history with a National title victory at Silver Sticks in Canada! Because of the relationship, Gene received his game winning goal puck and his favorite jersey!! You see, one of the greatest “life” lessons taught here is...”It’s better to GIVE than it is receive!” Thank you Ft. Wayne Subaru and Gene Davis for this ever-giving life lessons! Thanks for helping me raise my sons with values and morals! Thanks for helping give them their dream of Hockey!!


Subaru Shared The Love!  –  Kimi E

As Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne's hometown charity of choice for the Subaru Share The Love campaign, the Allen County SPCA was honored to be presented with a check for the funds raised totaling $20,000.00! These funds will provide food, shelter, medical care, and more to the animals who come through our doors. As Fort Wayne's only nonprofit animal shelter, we rely on the support of area individuals and businesses to save nearly 3,000 lives each year. Thank you to the whole team at Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne for your hard work and dedication. We are truly grateful!


The Subaru Love Promise  –  Gene D

A few months back we received a letter from a Subaru dealer in Texas, Brandon Tomes Subaru challenging other dealers to build a food pantry. We loved the idea and built one to support our community. The fact that it is open 24/7/365, allows people with an immediate need to get help. We are proud to be part of the Subaru family. Thank you Brandon Tomes Subaru!


Service from a distance  –  Marcus L

My wife and I purchased our Subaru in 2010 from Fort Wayne Acura Subaru. Recently the key fob quit working. We found a replacement and being do-it-yourselfers we wanted to program it without any help. We were having difficulty with the process, which included opening and closing the driver side door, cycling the ignition ten times and other steps. We now live in Tucson Arizona and the local Subaru dealership wanted to charge us over $250 to program the remote and told us it was not possible to program a key fob the way we were attempting to, without being connected to a computer. We called the Fort Wayne Subaru dealership and in minutes Eric, one of the expert technicians, walked us through the process and did it for free! It worked and functions as intended. Thanks Eric and thanks Fort Wayne Subaru!


Subaru is saving lives!  –  Melissa G

As Fort Wayne's only nonprofit animal shelter, we rely on the support of area individuals and businesses to save nearly 3,000 lives each year. Words can't express how grateful we are to Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne for choosing us as their hometown charity of choice for the 2017 Share the Love campaign. Because of their support, more than 40 cats and dogs found homes through adoption events hosted at Subaru in November and December. What's more, the funds raised from the campaign will provide food, shelter, medical care and love for 170 cats and dogs this year. Our sincerest thanks go out to the entire Bob Rohrman Subaru team (especially Gene and Dave) for working diligently alongside us to save lives!


Subaru and LLS Love to Care!  –  Alison S

Thank you to Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne – and especially to Mr. Davis and Mr. Moser – for literally bringing warmth to cancer patients at Parkview with these beautiful dark blue blankets, arts & crafts kits, and thoughtful and caring cards for patients through Subaru Loves to Care! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is honored to partner with you to bring light to patients during a time that can be full of darkness. The gifts from Subaru were immediately put to use, as Mr. Davis and Mr. Moser began distributing blankets to several patients, with encouraging words of support from Mr. Moser, and Parkview hospital staff finished distributing the blankets to everyone on the floor that afternoon. Thank you again for your caring and thoughtful touches of support to local cancer patients!


Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth  –  Vincent S

New regionally appropriate pollinator garden at Weisser Park


Local Subaru Makes a Share the Love Connection  –  Beth E

If it wasn’t for Bob Rohrman Subaru in Fort Wayne choosing Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS) as the hometown charity of choice, “Shelli” wouldn’t have known where to go for help. AIHS is a premier resource for older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. In addition to providing programs such as Meals on Wheels, AIHS provides information and referral, case management, and caregiver support programs. After having a conversation with AIHS staff at a Share the Love event about the range of services available to the community, Bob Rohrman Subaru New Car Sales Manager Dave Moser realized this was a resource that could potentially benefit someone in his family. Dave made the call to “Shelli” and got her on the phone with the AIHS Family Caregiver Specialist who was on site at the promotion that day. “Shelli” was experiencing caregiver frustration from two angles, one as a direct caregiver and the other as direct support for the primary caregiver. Day-to-day tasks were complicated by a diagnosis of dementia and lack of knowledge about dementia and proper caregiving techniques. The AIHS specialist connected “Shelli” with local resources that could help her and other family caregivers better understand and cope as they struggle to keep loved ones at home rather than in an institution. “Shelli” said she had no idea there were these kinds of resources available and she thanked AIHS and Bob Rohrman staff for helping her and her family.


Bob Rohrman Subaru Saves The Day!  –  Tyna R

In early January, as our staff began to prepare for our transport animal pick up, we realized that we had a BIG problem. The van we use almost daily was making a really (really) loud noise. We felt that it was not safe to drive. With no clue as to what had changed over one weekend we proceeded to have the van looked at--only to find that someone had literally sawed the catalytic converter and connecting pipes right off! Clearly we needed to get it fixed to use the van. $3,000...that was the average quote we were getting to fix the problem with the van. Like most businesses, H.O.P.E. did not budget for people cashing in on our vehicle parts, so we decided to reach out to Gene Davis at Fort Wayne Subaru to see if by chance they could help in any way. Subaru had been such a great support to us already, so we just figured we might as well ask. Luckily for H.O.P.E. Subaru gladly offered to assist us. Before we knew it the van was fixed, and at NO CHARGE to us! Thank You Bob Rohrman Fort Wayne Subaru!


Share the Love Kick-Off Event  –  Tyna R

Thank you Bob Rohrman Subaru for allowing H.O.P.E. for Animals to not only be the local charity option for 2015 during your Share the Love Event, but also for allowing us to basically fill your dealership with animals in need while we offered free microchips, rabies vaccines, and ID Tags to kick off the campaign (thanks to a grant from the ASPCA). We really appreciate everything you have done for us. You have been nothing short of wonderful!


POSE for H.O.P.E. @ Subaru Fort Wayne  –  Tyna R

Gene Davis and our friends at Fort Wayne Subaru on Coliseum Blvd are nothing short of wonderful. When H.O.P.E. for Animals was in need of a location for a photography event Gene was so kind and generous as to offer the Subaru dealership. It worked out just perfect for this first year photography event. We plan to partner up with Subaru for another event on Black Friday as well. Thank you Subaru for being so awesome!


SpookTacular HowlOWeen at Bob Rohrman Subaru of FW  –  Jessica H

Why should kids and adults have all the fun on Halloween? This year Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne teamed-up with the Allen County SPCA for Howl-O-Ween, a spooktacular morning of fun and prizes for our community's pets. On Halloween morning, costumed pets arrived at the dealership for trick-or-treating from Allen County SPCA volunteers and the Subaru sales team! More than 60 pets competed in the costume and dog trick contests, and the Allen County SPCA had six adoptable pets (in costume, of course) on hand as well. Everyone, pets and people alike, had a wonderful morning, and - best of all - four dogs found their forever homes during Howl-O-Ween!The Allen County SPCA loves to partner with Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne, and we appreciate the many ways our local dealership supports animal rescue!


2015 Walk for Animals  –  FWACC H

We are so grateful for Ft. Wayne Subaru's continual support of our programs. The Walk for Animals allows Ft. Wayne Animal Care & Control to bring our Humane Education message to over 9,000 area school children a month! Making a difference in Fort Wayne to animals in need through community education & outreach! Thanks Subaru!


Local Dealership Goes Crazy for CatWalk  –  Jessica H

Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne joined 650 local animal supporters at the 2015 CatWalk for the Allen County SPCA. By purchasing a corporate table, the local Subaru dealership helped ensure that there will always be a home for displaced pets in our community. In addition to buying a table, Fort Wayne Subaru staff personally supported the event by bidding in the silent and live auctions to further impact the evening's success. Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne and the Allen County SPCA have a long history of partnering together to save animals' lives, and their participation at CatWalk for the Allen County SPCA was a chance to highlight and celebrate that friendship. The Allen County SPCA, which is 65 years old, is on track to place more than 2,500 animals in adoptive homes this year.


Fundraiser For Meals on Wheels  –  Vicki G

On Saturday December 13th, 2014 Vicki Gallagher and her staff baked cookies and sold them at the dealership to raise money and awareness for the local Meals on Wheels program. Thank you Vicki!!