A group of locals has joined forces to create “Keep High 5 Alive” and support local pet service business owner Kevin Pelletier who recently suffered a serious injury on the job. The group is hosting a fundraiser tonight from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at The Market Arms (2401 NW Market St) to raise money to help with Pelletier’s surgery and recuperation costs and to keep High 5! Pet Service alive.
Pelletier founded High 5! Pet Service to devote himself to his true passion of animals after working for 20 years in the professional photo, printing and book making industry. He grew up with a deep love for animals and now shares that with the community by taking care of pets in Ballard, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Fremont, Queen Anne, Magnolia and Greenlake.
His dedication to and love for both his customers and their animals is clearly evident on his website. “I don’t see you as just a customer but as an extension of my furry family,” writes Pelletier.
Pelletier’s loyal customers and friends were not only saddened by the news that he had been injured on the job but that as he would be unable to work for up to six months, the future of their favourite local business was in jeopardy. The group of dedicated locals then came together and worked out the best way that they could help. “Because it’s the holiday season, we felt compelled to coordinate friends and customers of Kevin’s business to get the community to reach out and support him during this tough time,” says Keep High 5 Alive group member and Ballardite Andrea DeWees.
For those who can’t attend the fundraiser but still want to help out click here to donate to the Keep High 5 Alive Go Fund Me page.
Click here to learn more about the fundraising event.
Photo courtesy of High 5! Pet Service.