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Article By Wendy Dwyer - Originally Published

Published on: 2/16/2016 - TCPalm

Sheba is a lovely girl who spends her days in a small patch of dirt, chained to a dilapidated doghouse. She doesn't get much attention, but she is well-behaved, tremendously affectionate, and looking for a forever home. 

Without help from an organization like United for Animals, dogs like Sheba, which are considered unlikely for adoption, would likely not live long. 

That's part of why the staff at Dyer Chevrolet in Fort Pierce chose United for Animals as the November recipient of a $3,000 Dyer Difference Award.

As a mobile outreach program serving financially-challenged pet owning citizens of Fort Pierce, United for Animals works to educate the public and reduce animal impoundments and euthanasia. 

Volunteers regularly work in the most difficult and crime-riddled sections of Fort Pierce to provide humane education and transport animals for spaying/neutering and vaccinations. 

They provide animals with flea and tick control, ear and eye infection treatment, and food that has been donated. 

The group of dedicated volunteers also assists in providing new homes for animals like Sheba, who are neglected or abused but would not likely fare well in animal rescues and shelters. 


If you'd like to nominate a nonprofit organization, visit

To learn more about United for Animals, or share their story, visit

Dyer Difference Award Winner

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