Over one dozen TIC Gums employees and their spouses, children, and friends braved a cold, rainy April Saturday to volunteer at the Luna’s House Animal Care and Education Center (ACEC) in Edgewood, MD. TIC Gums volunteers provided an intense general clean-up of the 14,900 sq ft  facility, which previously served as a car dealership.The renovated building will be an oasis of high quality, compassionate care for various species of companion animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, reptiles, and birds.

Helping Out by Cleaning Up!

Construction sites can get messy in a hurry. Armed with brooms, shovels, garbage bags, wheel barrows, and other tools, yards of discarded wiring, scrap building materials, wood, weeds and dust were removed. “We really appreciate our volunteers,” said Luna's House President Lisa Randle. “When people donate their time to work with us, it is less money we have to spend getting chores done. We can spend our money on taking care of animals and finding foster and permanent homes for them and not on maintenance.”

Once renovations are complete, Luna’s House will provide care for about 150 animals, in addition to those who are in foster homes. Included at the Luna’s House ACEC will be a surgical suite, treatment and consultation rooms, boarding facilities, a thrift and retail store, and space for educational workshops and classes.