In this season of giving, a New Hope nonprofit got a gift from a local tire shop, which stepped up to replace the wheels that had been stolen off one of Can Do Canines’ minivan.
This week, a nearby Tires Plus shop put on four new tires and outfitted the van with theft-proof lug nuts after somebody used floor jacks to prop up the vehicle and made off with the vehicle’s wheels Friday night. The shop also gave the van an oil change.
The nonprofit, which provides service dogs for people with disabilities, uses the minivan to transport dogs to veterinarian appointments and for transferring adopted dogs from shelters.
The organization also received financial contributions in response to the van emergency. These funds will go toward replacing the cracked windshield on the van and maintenance on the nonprofit’s other vehicles, it said.
“We are so grateful for the generous contributions from Tires Plus and from all the people who stepped up to help,” said Al Peters, Can Do Canines executive director. “It is wonderful to hear from all these people who have the Christmas spirit.”