CHERRYFIELD — Animal advocate and fundraiser extraordinaire Kris Rotonda, from his charity, Jordan’s Way, was live on Facebook for four hours Tuesday night, May 18, at the Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield. Rotonda began a 50-state tour of more than 400 animal shelters on Jan. 10 with Maine being the 26th state. Coming into Maine, $980,000 has been raised for local animal shelters.
After staffers suffered multiple pies in the face, freezing ice bucket challenges and then Hancock County and Washington County District Attorney Matt Foster being “jailed” in a dog kennel, the fundraiser wrapped up at 10 p.m., having raised approximately $9,300 for the Ark. Foster, who has adopted a dog from the Ark in the past, said he “was happy to help and wanted to give a shout-out to the Ellsworth Tractor Supply Store.” Foster explained that he’d donated $450 worth of food and supplies to the shelter, and the store “gave me a very generous discount of 15 percent.”
If you would like to contribute to the Jordan’s Way fundraiser, there is still a live link on the Ark’s Facebook page.