Carubba Collision Corp. President, Joe Carubba, presented a $10,000 check to the SPCA serving Erie County on Friday, October 23 at the offices of the SPCA in Tonawanda, New York.
The monies are from part of the proceeds of the 3rd Annual Carubba Collision Golf Classic Tournament which was held this past August in Buffalo, NY.
“Thanks to the tremendous support we received from our sponsors and participants of our golf tournament this year, we are thrilled to present this check which will help support the construction of the new SPCA animal shelter project in West Seneca” stated Carubba Collision Corp. President Joe Carubba.
“We are so appreciative of receiving this wonderful donation from the Carubba Collision Golf Classic. We know that Mr. Carubba is very passionate about animals and has been a supporter of the work that we do here at the SPCA” said Development Director Jennifer Garver.
Over the years, Joe Carubba has personally fostered several shelter dogs and cats from the SPCA Serving Erie County. “I believe that these animals from the SPCA make wonderful pets and companions and really need to be adopted by caring individuals” Carubba said.
Carubba Collision’s support and care for animals goes even farther as evidenced by their involvement with local police K-9 Units. Mr. Carubba has also funded the purchase of special safety vests for the dogs in police units.
Last year, through the donation given by Carubba Collision, the Niagara County Sheriffs K-9 Unit was able to erect a special memorial to those police dogs who had served over the years and who have died in the line of duty.
Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour said that calls came from across the county from folks looking to do something to support the K-9 Unit. One of those calls came from businessman Joe Carubba.
"I'm an animal lover, I've had dogs all my life," Carubba said. "It's amazing how these K-9s serve so fearlessly. You can't say enough about them and they serve, to the end."
Sheriff Voutour said “ Joe Carubba asked to make a donation from his annual charity golf tournament in support of the sheriff's K-9 Unit and in memory of our beloved fallen K-9 Rocky. However, no one was prepared for the generous check that followed from Carubba Collision”
Supporting our veterans is also something that Carubba Collision is passionate about. “ Many of our veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” explained Carubba “The SPCA’s Paws & Patriots program which pairs veterans with shelter dogs is another program that we will be supporting”.
The SPCA Paws & Patriots program was developed for veterans in the community in need of giving and receiving special love and attention, and for animals at the SPCA who need exactly the same thing.