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Newlyweds Ask For Donations For A Shelter Instead Of Wedding Gifts

A newlywed couple in Wooster, Ohio, surprised an Ohio animal shelter with a large donation on their wedding day. On Facebook, the Wayne County Humane Society shared images of the newlyweds.

Jeananne and Jonathan Wickham were married, and instead of asking for typical wedding presents, they created a wedding register with various goods for their hideaway.

According to Jonathan Wickham,

“We had been dating for seven years and didn’t require conventional gifts such as mixers or toasters. We are passionate about animal welfare and rescue, and we wanted to give back to this shelter in particular because I grew up in Wooster.”

Jonathan Wickham, Jeananne Wickham, Carrie Andrew, and Brian Bogner | The Daily Record

The couple, who have six cats who were all rescued from shelters, received a big gift, according to Brian Bogner, chairman of the Wayne County Humane Society board.

Everything from pet food to cleaning supplies to coffee for shelter workers and volunteers was included. According to employees, they gathered almost 1,200 cans of wet food, 750 pounds of dry food, a variety of cleaning products, and $2,000 for his medical fund.

Jonathan Wickham, Jeananne Wickham, Carrie Andrew, and Brian Bogner | The Daily Record

Debbie, who arrived with a broken limb, and Peaches, who arrived with a bad eye infection, both received the funds in time to save their lives at the shelter. The animals would have been killed if not for the extra funding, according to Carrie Andrew, the shelter’s director.

Jonathan Wickham, Jeananne Wickham, Carrie Andrew, and Brian Bogner | The Daily Record

In the post, they stated:

“We are overwhelmed by your generosity and cannot express our gratitude enough.

The food will assist both the animals at the shelter and the folks who look after pets in foster homes.

Jonathan Wickham, Jeananne Wickham, Carrie Andrew, and Brian Bogner | The Daily Record

The pair hopes that other like devoted couples who don’t want traditional wedding register goods would follow suit and give to whichever cause they think beneficial.

Jonathan Wickham, Jeananne Wickham, Carrie Andrew, and Brian Bogner | The Daily Record

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