We connected with the Whatcom Humane Society almost immediately after opening our facility in Bellingham in 2010.
“I’ve always been an animal lover,” says Diana Ambauen-Meade, our owner and CEO. “It made sense to help where we can.”
Diana describes some of the great moments she has experienced being a part of these events, not to mention the effects of wildlife rehabilitation efforts. “We’ve seen hawks who have been rescued and rehabilitated actually brought out and released into their natural habitat.”
Our involvement with the Whatcom Humane Society doesn’t stop with our participation in the events. As a part of our desire to connect with the community and to reach out, especially to the animal community, we work with the Whatcom Humane Society on a variety of initiatives and projects, all to benefit the animal and wildlife rehabilitation efforts in Whatcom County.
From providing feed for the farm animals that are kept at the Humane Society’s farm facility in Everson, including wildlife, to building a chicken coop for the new facility in town, our staff works to meet the needs of the community.
The Everson farm facility sees all kinds of farm animals, some that are starving and others not receiving care or neglected. We’re able to provide feed and other treats to many of these animals. Diana got to meet the couple who act as caretakers for the Everson facility, and one of them work with us for a short time.
We also work with the Whatcom Humane Society on creating Chicken Keeping 101 classes to help people understand what they need to know about chicken care before they jump into acquiring chickens. “It’s important to know what you’re getting into before acting on a whim,” Diana says.
As a result of the commitment to community and participation with the Whatcom Humane Society, we were recently honored at the Human Society’s annual Woof and Whiskers awards luncheon for, “generously supporting the domestic, wild and farm animals that are in the care of the Whatcom Humane Society.” We are so honored to receive that recognition!
“They have been supporters of the Whatcom Humane Society and the animals in our care from day one of their business,” says Whatcom Humane Society Executive Director, Laura Clark. “They support our mission with in-kind donations of food and supplies as well as financial support of our programs and services. They have been life-savers in so many situations including invaluable help with our barnyard animals, especially chickens, ducks, geese and other fowl. We love and appreciate them so much.”
Connecting with the community and creating a positive impact is something that is very important to us at Scratch and Peck, along with locally sourcing our ingredients and creating quality, non-GMO verified and organic products.
We also recently received our B Corp certification, a business dedicated to the community, the environment and sustainability. B-Corps must meet tough standards of social and environmental performance that are certified and reviewed by a non-profit organization, B Lab.
With just over 1,600 companies in over 40 countries, we’re excited to join this group of businesses dedicated to redefining what success means to for-profit businesses.
“We are so proud to be joining this growing force,” said Diana.
This post originally appeared on WhatcomTalk.com.