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Dottie Fitzgerald: Creating Change for Animals with Creativity and Dedication

Dottie Fitzgerald has long been passionate about creating change in her community. From her position as Vice President of Fitzgerald Auto Mall, which represents twelve dealerships across three states, Dottie is a dedicated advocate for many causes, including animal welfare. Since 2013, Fitzgerald has partnered with the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) to promote adoptions, participate in events, and raise money to support our programs.

"I so admire the heroes of rescue -- they are angels on Earth and they have accomplished much but there is so much more to be done," said Dottie Fitzgerald. "You can stroke a check and go on your way or, you can find a way to do more."

Through this partnership with Fitzgerald, HRA is given the opportunity to host several adoption events outside of the District and reach a wider range of potential adopters. These events have changed the lives of more than 200 animals who have found their forever homes at Fitzgerald events, and countless others who have benefitted from Fitzgerald's ongoing pet food and supply drives.

Fitzgerald has also helped HRA build and strenghten partnerships with other companies like Subaru through their Share the Love and Subaru Loves Pets programs, which donate a portion of sales of each new car sold or leased. As a Hometown Carity partner selected by Fitzgerald Auto Mall, the Share the Love program has raised more than $160,000 since 2015 to support HRA's work in the community. By building this connection, Fitzgerald is contributing to a robust and diverse funding stream to keep HRA's programs strong and, ultimately, help more animals find loving homes.

Dottie and her team at Fitzgerald Auto Mall are clearly dedicated to promoting positive change in our community, for people and animals alike. And, by thinking "outside the box," they have created an adoption community within their customer base.


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